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Mount Gram

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On the other hand, [[Karen Wynn Fonstad]] (also without explanation) places it on a promontory in the [[Ettenmoors]].<ref>[[Karen Wynn Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', pages 75, 80</ref>  
 
On the other hand, [[Karen Wynn Fonstad]] (also without explanation) places it on a promontory in the [[Ettenmoors]].<ref>[[Karen Wynn Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', pages 75, 80</ref>  
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==Etymology and inspiration==
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[[Gram]] in [[Old English]] means "fierce, grim" but it's not certain that the name was intended as Old English.
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There is a Mount Gram in Albania.
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Rob Alexander - Mount Gram.jpg
Mount Gram
Physical Description
TypeMountain
LocationArnor
InhabitantsGoblins
General Information
EventsBattle of Greenfields

Mount Gram was a mountain of unspecified location.

Contents

History

Mount Gram was inhabited by Orcs led by their King Golfimbul. In Third Age 2747 they attacked much of northern Eriador, but were defeated in the Battle of Greenfields.[1]

Location

The location of Mount Gram has never been established but it is generally assumed that it is one of the Misty Mountains: The Tale of Years mentions that in T.A. 2740 "Orcs renew their invasions of Eriador" without specifying from where, but obviously referring to Orcs of the Misty Mountains, since the previous entries mention those.[2] "The goblins of Mount Gram" who invaded the Shire in 2747 obviously are a bunch of them.

This must be the reason why Robert Foster also mentions Gram to be one of the Misty Mountains, although he doesn't cite a specific source or reason to do so.[3] However, as any confirmation lacks, the mountain could be anywhere within the northern Eriador region.

On the other hand, Karen Wynn Fonstad (also without explanation) places it on a promontory in the Ettenmoors.[4]

Etymology and inspiration

Gram in Old English means "fierce, grim" but it's not certain that the name was intended as Old English.

There is a Mount Gram in Albania.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, page 273
  4. Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, pages 75, 80