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The '''Cracks of Doom''', also known as [[Sammath Naur]], was the forge and workshop of [[Sauron]] tunneled deep into [[Orodruin]] and open to its central fire. It was here that [[Frodo Baggins]] cast [[the One Ring]] to be destroyed.
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The '''Cracks of Doom''', also known as '''''Sammath Naur''''', was the forge and workshop of [[Sauron]] tunneled deep into [[Mount Doom]] and open to its central fire. It was in these fiery chambers that [[Sauron]] forged [[the One Ring]], and it was here that [[Frodo Baggins]] cast the Ring to be destroyed.
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==Etymology==
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''Sammath Naur'' is a [[Sindarin]] name. The latter word (''[[naur]]'') means "fire".<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 38</ref>
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==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
The name is a wordplay on "cracke of Doome" (''Macbeth''; IV i 117)  meaning the "sudden sound (crack) of the trump that announces the Last Day".<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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The name ''Cracks of Doom'' is a wordplay on "cracke of Doome" (''Macbeth''; IV i 117)  meaning the "sudden sound (crack) of the trump that announces the Last Day".<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 767-8</ref> Here, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] uses "crack" to mean "fissure".
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==See also==
  
Of course [[Tolkien]] uses here "crack" to mean "fissure"
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*[[:Category:Images of the Cracks of Doom|Images of the Cracks of Doom]]
 
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Revision as of 14:11, 26 August 2011

The Cracks of Doom by Tim Kirk.

The Cracks of Doom, also known as Sammath Naur, was the forge and workshop of Sauron tunneled deep into Mount Doom and open to its central fire. It was in these fiery chambers that Sauron forged the One Ring, and it was here that Frodo Baggins cast the Ring to be destroyed.

Etymology

Sammath Naur is a Sindarin name. The latter word (naur) means "fire".[1]

Inspiration

The name Cracks of Doom is a wordplay on "cracke of Doome" (Macbeth; IV i 117) meaning the "sudden sound (crack) of the trump that announces the Last Day".[2] Here, Tolkien uses "crack" to mean "fissure".

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 38
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 767-8