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Morgai

The Morgai (S. "Black Fence")[1][2] was an eastern ridge in the Ephel Dúath, forming an inner wall to Mordor's western defense.[3] The edge of the ridge was notched and jagged with fang-like crags.[4] It was separated from the Ephel Dúath by a trough, in which a road lead from Durthang in the North to the Morgul Pass.[5]

[edit] References

  1. 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. 601
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 101
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Land of Shadow"