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Orodruin is the original Sindarin name of the volcano in Mordor, also known as Amon Amarth or Mount Doom in Gondor.


The name means "mountain of the red flame"[1] from orod, "mountain" and ruin, "fiery red".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 769