Cûl Veleg was the middlemost of three peaks (the other two being Dol Tarlang and Cûl Bîn) located in the pass of Tarlang's Neck. The three mountains formed a spur on the southern side of the White Mountains.
According to legend, Cûl Veleg was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the giant Stiff-neck.
The name Cûl Veleg is glossed as "Bigload", consisting of cûl ("load") and beleg ("great, mighty").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings, omitted entry quoted in Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 536-7
- ↑ "Mountains of Middle-earth: Dol Tarlang, Cûl Veleg & Cûl Bîn", The Thain's Book (accessed 19 February 2013)