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'''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 infested with [[Trolls]], and there may have been some [[Orcs]] there as well.
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'''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]].<ref>{{HM|AA}}</ref>
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Also called the '''troll-fells''',<ref>{{FR|Flight}}</ref> the region was likely infested with [[Trolls]].
  
 
It is speculated that [[Mount Gram]], from where a host of [[Orcs]] [[Battle of Greenfields|attacked]] [[the Shire]], was located in the Ettenmoors.<ref>[[Karen Wynn Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', pages 75, 80</ref>
 
It is speculated that [[Mount Gram]], from where a host of [[Orcs]] [[Battle of Greenfields|attacked]] [[the Shire]], was located in the Ettenmoors.<ref>[[Karen Wynn Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', pages 75, 80</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
{{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 ''Ettenmoors'' consists of ''etten'' (derived from [[Old English]] ''eōten'' "[[Giants|giant]], troll") and ''moor'' ("high barren land").<ref name=RC/>
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The name ''Ettenmoors'' is similar to the land of [http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Ettinsmoor Ettinsmoor] of [[The Chronicles of Narnia|Narnia]] by [[C.S. Lewis]].
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"Fells" translates to hills or moorland, thus "troll-fells" were hills in which [[trolls]] lived.<ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 183</ref>
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The first instance of ''troll-fells'' was devoid of a dash and was capitalized, "Trollfells": [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote on a map: "Alter Entish Lands to [Trollfells > Bergrisland >] Ettenmoor". This is also the first mention of Ettenmoor(s) in the legendarium.<ref name="Map">{{TI|Map}}, p. 306</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==

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Ettenmoors
Physical Description
TypeMountains
LocationEastern Eriador, north of the Trollshaws
RealmsAngmar, Arnor
InhabitantsTrolls, possibly Orcs
DescriptionMountainous region infested with Trolls

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.[1]

Also called the troll-fells,[2] the region was likely infested with Trolls.

It is speculated that Mount Gram, from where a host of Orcs attacked the Shire, was located in the Ettenmoors.[3]

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Etymology

The name Ettenmoors consists of etten (derived from Old English eōten "giant, troll") and moor ("high barren land").[4]

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

"Fells" translates to hills or moorland, thus "troll-fells" were hills in which trolls lived.[4]

The first instance of troll-fells was devoid of a dash and was capitalized, "Trollfells": J.R.R. Tolkien wrote on a map: "Alter Entish Lands to [Trollfells > Bergrisland >] Ettenmoor". This is also the first mention of Ettenmoor(s) in the legendarium.[5]

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.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"
  3. Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, pages 75, 80
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 183
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", p. 306