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General Information
LocationEastern Eriador, north of the Trollshaws
DescriptionMountainous region infested with Trolls
RegionsAngmar, Arnor
InhabitantsTrolls, possibly Orcs
GalleryImages of Ettenmoors

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.

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



"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.

See also


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