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Ettenmoors

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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 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.

Etymology

The word etten means "Giant" (from Old English eoten) and is related to the word Ent. It is not known however to what the name refers to. It could be a place connected to Ents, or even the mysterious Giants seen in The Hobbit.

Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

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