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Emyn Muil

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Emyn Muil
Range of hills
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General Information
LocationBorders the Anduin river, south of the Brown Lands
TypeRange of hills
DescriptionA treacherous labyrinth of hills
Reunited Kingdom

Emyn Muil was the range of hills that massed on either side of the Anduin above the inflow of the Entwash. At one time they marked the northern borders of Gondor; Frodo and Sam crossed them on their journey to Mordor.[1][2]


Emyn Muil is a Sindarin name meaning "the drear hills"; the word emyn is the plural form of amon ("hill").[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 334