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{{quote|In the word ''Ettenmoors'' the element ''etten'' is derived from Old English ''eōten'' 'giant, troll', and ''moor'' is used here in the sense of 'high barren land' - hence ''troll-fells'', fells (i.e. hills of moorland) in which trolls lives|[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 183}}
 
{{quote|In the word ''Ettenmoors'' the element ''etten'' is derived from Old English ''eōten'' 'giant, troll', and ''moor'' is used here in the sense of 'high barren land' - hence ''troll-fells'', fells (i.e. hills of moorland) in which trolls lives|[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 183}}
  
The name is similar to the land of [http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Ettinsmoor Ettinsmoor] of Narnia by [[C.S. Lewis]]
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The name is similar to the land of [http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Ettinsmoor Ettinsmoor] of Narnia by [[C.S. Lewis]].
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==

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Ettenmoors by Rob Alexander

The Ettenmoors were a mountainous, wild, and untamed land that lay north of Rivendell. It was here that the Witch-king of Angmar fled after his defeat in the Battle of Fornost. It was the home of Trolls, and maybe some Giants and Goblins.

It is speculated that Mount Gram, from where a host of Goblins attacked the Shire, was located in the Ettenmoors.[1]

Etymology

"In the word Ettenmoors the element etten is derived from Old English eōten 'giant, troll', and moor is used here in the sense of 'high barren land' - hence troll-fells, fells (i.e. hills of moorland) in which trolls lives"
Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 183

The name is similar to the land of Ettinsmoor of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Portrayal in Adaptations

Map of the Ettenmoors from The Lord of the Rings Online

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The Ettenmoors is the region where player vs player play takes place. The land has three keeps (Lugazag, Tirith Rhaw and Tol Ascarnen), Isendeep Mine and Grimwood Lumber Camp that can be controlled by either the forces of Angmar or the Free Peoples of Middle-earth.

References

  1. Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, pages 75, 80