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Cirith Gorgor

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{{quote|. . .[ [[Ephel Dúath]] and [[Ered Lithui]]] swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile.  This was Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, the entrance to the land of the [[Sauron|Enemy]].  High cliffs lowered upon either side. . .|[[The Lord of the Rings]], ''[[The Black Gate is Closed]]''}}
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{{quote|. . .[ [[Ephel Dúath]] and [[Ered Lithui]]] swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile.  This was Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, the entrance to the land of the [[Sauron|Enemy]].  High cliffs towered upon either side. . .|[[The Lord of the Rings]], ''[[The Black Gate is Closed]]''}}
 
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Revision as of 01:40, 30 August 2010

". . .[ Ephel Dúath and Ered Lithui] swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile. This was Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, the entrance to the land of the Enemy. High cliffs towered upon either side. . ."
The Lord of the Rings, The Black Gate is Closed
Cirith Gorgor
(Guarded) Pass
Ted Nasmith - Cirith Gorgor.jpg
General Information
Other namesHaunted Pass
LocationNorwest end of Udûn
Type(Guarded) Pass
DescriptionEvil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate
RegionsMordor
People and History
InhabitantsOrcs
EventsBattle of the Morannon
GalleryImages of Cirith Gorgor

Cirith Gorgor was the point were the mountain ranges of the Ered Lithui and the Ephel Dúath met, to the northwest of Udûn and Mordor. It was sealed by the Morannon (Black Gate) and guarded by the two Towers of the Teeth, Carchost and Narchost.

It was also called the Haunted Pass of Cirith Gorgor, because of the evil that lurked there.