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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 Hanted 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]]''}}
'''Cirith Gorgor''' is the point were the mountain ranges of the [[Ered Lithui]] and the [[Ephel Dúath]] met, to the northwest of [[Mordor]]. It was sealed by the [[Morannon]] (Black Gate) and guarded by the two Towers of the Teeth, [[Carchost]] and [[Narchost]].
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{{location
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| image=[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Cirith Gorgor.jpg|250px]]
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| name=Cirith Gorgor
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| othernames=Haunted Pass
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| etymology=[[S.]] ''[[cirith]]'' "pass" + ''[[gorgor]]'' "extreme horror"
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| type=(Guarded) Pass
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| location=Norwest end of [[Udûn]]
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| inhabitants=[[Orcs]]
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| realms=[[Mordor]]
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| description=Evil, dark pass guarded by the [[Black Gate]]
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| events=[[Battle of the Morannon]]
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| references=''[[The Black Gate is Closed]]''
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'''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.
 
It was also called the ''Haunted Pass of Cirith Gorgor'', because of the evil that lurked there.
  
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Revision as of 00:05, 30 June 2007

". . .[[[Ephel Dúath]] and Ered Lithui] swung out long arms northward; and between these arms there was a deep defile. This was Cirith Gorgor, the Hanted Pass, the entrance to the land of the Enemy. High cliffs lowered upon either side. . ."
The Lord of the Rings, The Black Gate is Closed
Ted Nasmith - Cirith Gorgor.jpg
Cirith Gorgor
Physical Description
Type(Guarded) Pass
LocationNorwest end of Udûn
RealmsMordor
InhabitantsOrcs
DescriptionEvil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate
General Information
Other namesHaunted Pass
EtymologyS. cirith "pass" + gorgor "extreme horror"
EventsBattle of the Morannon
ReferencesThe Black Gate is Closed

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.