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'''Carchost''' and its counterpart [[Narchost]] were the two towers that flanked the [[Black Gate]] of [[Mordor]] (otherwise know as the [[Morannon]]). Together, Carchost and Narchost were known as the [[Towers of the Teeth]]<ref name="Towers">{{RK|VI1}}</ref> or even the [[Teeth of Mordor]].<ref>{{TT|IV3}}</ref>  They were originally made by the men of [[Gondor]] but in the later Third Age they had been long abandoned by the Gondorians and were overrun with evil. [[Sauron]] used them as watch towers to guard [[Mordor]], protecting it from the very nation which had originally built them.<ref name="Towers"/>
'''Carchost''' and its counterpart [[Narchost]] are the two towers situated on either side of the [[Black Gate]] of [[Mordor]] (otherwise know as the [[Morannon]]) as part of the [[The Lord of the Rings]] fictional trilogy. Together, '''Carchost''' and Narchost were known as the [[Towers of the Teeth]] or even the [[Teeth of Mordor]]. They were originally made by the men of [[Gondor]] but in the later Third Age they had been long abandoned by the Gondorians and were overrun with evil. [[Sauron]] used them as watch towers to guard the dark and evil land of [[Mordor]], protecting it from the very nation which had orginally built them.
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Carchost appears to have stood to the eastern side of the Morannon, though specific details of the arrangement of the Towers are hard to come by. The name Carchost contains two Sindarin elements: carch, meaning 'tooth, fang', and ost meaning 'fortress'.
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The name Carchost contains two Sindarin elements: ''carch'', meaning 'tooth, fang', and ''ost'' meaning 'fortress'.<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''carak-''</ref>
  
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Carchost and its counterpart Narchost were the two towers that flanked the Black Gate of Mordor (otherwise know as the Morannon). Together, Carchost and Narchost were known as the Towers of the Teeth[1] or even the Teeth of Mordor.[2] They were originally made by the men of Gondor but in the later Third Age they had been long abandoned by the Gondorians and were overrun with evil. Sauron used them as watch towers to guard Mordor, protecting it from the very nation which had originally built them.[1]

The name Carchost contains two Sindarin elements: carch, meaning 'tooth, fang', and ost meaning 'fortress'.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Black Gate is Closed"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", carak-