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Among the many slain heroes beneath the mound was [[Huor]], the brother of [[Húrin]] and great-grandfather of [[Elrond]]. According some tales, Morgoth went there to taunt his prisoner Húrin after the Nirnaeth.<ref>{{CH|3}}, p. 63</ref>  Huor's wife [[Rían]] also went to the mound seeking her lost husband. When she came to the Hill of the Slain, she laid down in grief and died.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
 
Among the many slain heroes beneath the mound was [[Huor]], the brother of [[Húrin]] and great-grandfather of [[Elrond]]. According some tales, Morgoth went there to taunt his prisoner Húrin after the Nirnaeth.<ref>{{CH|3}}, p. 63</ref>  Huor's wife [[Rían]] also went to the mound seeking her lost husband. When she came to the Hill of the Slain, she laid down in grief and died.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
  
Haudh-en-Ndengin was also known as '''Hill of Tears''' ('''Haudh-en-Nirnaeth''' in [[Sindarin]]).<ref name="Fifth"/>
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Haudh-en-Ndengin was also known as '''Hill of Tears''' ('''Haudh-en-Nirnaeth''' in [[Sindarin]]).<ref name="Fifth"/>  In [[Dor-Lómin]] it was known simply as the '''Great Mound'''.<ref>{{CH|12}}</ref>
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In one manuscript, the mound was called '''''Hauð-na-Dengin''''' ([[Sindarin]] for "Mound of the Slain"<ref>{{VT|50a}}, p. 23</ref>).<ref>{{GA|219}}, p. 72</ref>
  
 
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Hill of the Slain
Physical Description
TypeBurial mound
LocationAnfauglith
General Information
Other namesHaudh-en-Ndengin, Hill of Tears (Haudh-en-Nirnaeth)
CreatedF.A. 472
EventsNirnaeth Arnoediad (Battle of Unnumbered Tears)

The Hill of the Slain, or Haudh-en-Ndengin in Sindarin, was a huge green mound that stood alone in the middle of the burned and ruined land of Anfauglith. It had been raised by Morgoth's Orcs after the victory in the terrible battle of Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and beneath it lay the bodies of the Elves and Edain slain in that battle, along with their gear and weaponry.[1]

Among the many slain heroes beneath the mound was Huor, the brother of Húrin and great-grandfather of Elrond. According some tales, Morgoth went there to taunt his prisoner Húrin after the Nirnaeth.[2] Huor's wife Rían also went to the mound seeking her lost husband. When she came to the Hill of the Slain, she laid down in grief and died.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Haudh-en-Ndengin was also known as Hill of Tears (Haudh-en-Nirnaeth in Sindarin).[1] In Dor-Lómin it was known simply as the Great Mound.[4]

In one manuscript, the mound was called Hauð-na-Dengin (Sindarin for "Mound of the Slain"[5]).[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Words of Húrin and Morgoth", p. 63
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The 'Túrin Wrapper'" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 50, March 2013, p. 23
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §219, p. 72