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Plateau of Gorgoroth

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[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Across Gorgoroth.jpg|thumb|right|250px|''Across Gorgoroth'' by [[Ted Nasmith]].]]
'''Gorgoroth''', also called '''the [[Plateau of Gorgoroth]]''', is a plateau in north-western [[Mordor]] in the midst of which stands the volcano [[Mount Doom]]. To the east of Mount Doom upon a spur of the [[Ered Lithui]], [[Sauron]] constructed his fortress of [[Barad-dûr]]. During the [[War of the Ring]], Gorgoroth was the location for the mines and forges that produced Mordor's arms and armour.
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The '''Plateau of Gorgoroth''' is a plateau in north-western [[Mordor]] in the midst of which stands the volcano [[Mount Doom]]. To the east of Mount Doom upon a spur of the [[Ered Lithui]], [[Sauron]] constructed his fortress of [[Barad-dûr]]. During the [[War of the Ring]], Gorgoroth was the location for the mines and forges that produced Mordor's arms and armour.
  
The name ''Gorgoroth'' has become notable for it strikingly ugly sound, more so than any other word of name related to Sauron and the Orcs. For that reason, several black metal bands assumed it as their name, of which one rose to certain fame within the black metal scene.
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==Etymology==
 
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The name ''Gorgoroth'' has become notable for it strikingly ugly sound, more so than any other word of name related to Sauron and the Orcs. It means "great dread" in [[Sindarin]].
==External Links==
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[http://gorgoroth.org Gorgoroth Official Website] - The official website for the black metal band, Gorgoroth.
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Revision as of 15:32, 19 June 2008

Across Gorgoroth by Ted Nasmith.

The Plateau of Gorgoroth is a plateau in north-western Mordor in the midst of which stands the volcano Mount Doom. To the east of Mount Doom upon a spur of the Ered Lithui, Sauron constructed his fortress of Barad-dûr. During the War of the Ring, Gorgoroth was the location for the mines and forges that produced Mordor's arms and armour.

Etymology

The name Gorgoroth has become notable for it strikingly ugly sound, more so than any other word of name related to Sauron and the Orcs. It means "great dread" in Sindarin.