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Shelob's Lair

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[[Image:Rob Alexander - Shelob's Lair.jpg|thumb|250px|''Shelob's Lair'' by [[Rob Alexander]].]]
 
[[Image:Rob Alexander - Shelob's Lair.jpg|thumb|250px|''Shelob's Lair'' by [[Rob Alexander]].]]
'''Shelob's Lair''', also known as Torech Ungol was a maze of dank web-strewn tunnels. This labyrinthine lair of the huge spider-like being known as [[Shelob]]. It lay at the head of the pass of [[Cirith Ungol]] in the mountains of [[Ephel Dúath]] on [[Mordor]]'s western border.
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'''Shelob's Lair''', also known as '''Torech Ungol''', was a maze of dank web-strewn tunnels.  
 
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==History==
Both the names Torech Ungol and Cirith Ungol contain the [[Elvish]] word ungol, 'spider': a reference to the monster who haunted that place.  
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This labyrinthine lair of the huge spider-like being known as [[Shelob]]. It lay at the head of the pass of [[Cirith Ungol]] in the mountains of [[Ephel Dúath]] on [[Mordor]]'s western border.
  
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==Etymology==
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Both the names Torech Ungol and Cirith Ungol contain the [[Elvish]] word ''[[ungol]]'', "spider": a reference to the monster that haunted the place.
  
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The name Shelob's Lair refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Shelob's Lair (disambiguation).
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Shelob's Lair by Rob Alexander.

Shelob's Lair, also known as Torech Ungol, was a maze of dank web-strewn tunnels.

History

This labyrinthine lair of the huge spider-like being known as Shelob. It lay at the head of the pass of Cirith Ungol in the mountains of Ephel Dúath on Mordor's western border.

Etymology

Both the names Torech Ungol and Cirith Ungol contain the Elvish word ungol, "spider": a reference to the monster that haunted the place.

References