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The '''Ered Lithui''' ([[Sindarin]] for "Mountains of Ash") spans from the [[Morannon]], where it meets the [[Ephel Dúath]], then runs generally eastward for hundreds of miles, forming an impenetrable northern border of [[Mordor]]. The name "Mountains of Ash", or "Ashy Mountains", suggests that the range is downwind of [[Mount Doom]] and collects its ash fallout.
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The '''Ered Lithui''', or the '''Ash Mountains''', was a mountain range on the northern border of [[Mordor]]. It went 500 miles from east to west, and [[Barad-dûr]] stood at the end of a spur of the Ash Mountains. [[Gorgoroth]] was enclosed by another spur of these mountains. The west end of the Ash Mountains met the [[Ephel Dúath|Mountains of Shadow]]. Between the Mountains of Shadow and the Ash Mountains are [[Cirith Gorgor]], another name for "The Haunted Pass".
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==Name and etymology==
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''Ered Lithui'' is [[Sindarin]] for "Mountains of Ash", consisting of the words ''[[ered]]'' and  ''lithui''.
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The name "Mountains of Ash", or "Ashy Mountains", suggests that the range is downwind of [[Mount Doom]] and collects its ash fallout.
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The Ered Lithui, or the Ash Mountains, was a mountain range on the northern border of Mordor. It went 500 miles from east to west, and Barad-dûr stood at the end of a spur of the Ash Mountains. Gorgoroth was enclosed by another spur of these mountains. The west end of the Ash Mountains met the Mountains of Shadow. Between the Mountains of Shadow and the Ash Mountains are Cirith Gorgor, another name for "The Haunted Pass".

Name and etymology

Ered Lithui is Sindarin for "Mountains of Ash", consisting of the words ered and lithui.

The name "Mountains of Ash", or "Ashy Mountains", suggests that the range is downwind of Mount Doom and collects its ash fallout.