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Ettenmoors

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Also called the '''troll-fells''',<ref>{{FR|Flight}}</ref> the region was likely infested with [[Trolls]].
 
Also called the '''troll-fells''',<ref>{{FR|Flight}}</ref> the region was likely infested with [[Trolls]].
  
A region of valleys within the Ettenmoors, which reached into the foothills of the [[Misty Mountains]], was the [[Ettendales]].<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 188</ref>
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The Ettenmoors included the land of the [[Ettendales]], which consisted of valleys reaching into the foothills of the [[Misty Mountains]].<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 188</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]]'', pp. 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]]'', pp. 75, 80</ref>

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Ettenmoors
Physical Description
TypeMoorland
LocationEastern Eriador, north of the Trollshaws
RealmsAngmar, Arnor
InhabitantsTrolls, possibly Orcs
DescriptionHighland region infested with Trolls
General Information
Other namesEttendales, Troll-fells,

The Ettenmoors were a mountainous, wild, and untamed land that lay north of Rivendell. It was here that in T.A. 1975 the Witch-king of Angmar fled after his defeat in the Battle of Fornost.[1] Chieftain Arador was slain by trolls in this area[2] in 2930.[3]

Also called the troll-fells,[4] the region was likely infested with Trolls.

The Ettenmoors included the land of the Ettendales, which consisted of valleys reaching into the foothills of the Misty Mountains.[5]

It is speculated that Mount Gram, from where a host of Orcs attacked the Shire, was located in the Ettenmoors.[6]

Contents

Etymology

The name Ettenmoors consists of etten (derived from Old English eōten "giant, troll") and moor ("high barren land").[7]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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 B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"
  5. 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. 188
  6. Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, pp. 75, 80
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 183
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", p. 306