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:I think we should still include the bit about the name Moria not being widely used until after it was taken over by Durin's Bane, even though it appears on the doors. It's a notable inconsistency. There's discussion of it in the ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pp. 281-2, for the statement "Durin, Lord of Moria" on the doors. --[[User:Grace18|Grace18]] 15:52, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
 
:I think we should still include the bit about the name Moria not being widely used until after it was taken over by Durin's Bane, even though it appears on the doors. It's a notable inconsistency. There's discussion of it in the ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pp. 281-2, for the statement "Durin, Lord of Moria" on the doors. --[[User:Grace18|Grace18]] 15:52, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I "the name Moria not being widely used until after it was taken over by Durin's Bane" Grace18, could you give formal sources about this ?

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Do we have a category for this type of entry? --Ebakunin 14:59, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

Not that I can think of, any suggestions? --Hyarion 15:03, 19 June 2006 (EDT)
Dwarvish structures? --Narfil Palùrfalas 15:17, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

not a riddle

The inscription says "Say 'friend' and enter." Gandalf mis-translated it. Only then did it become a riddle.

Description in the narrative

The narrative describes the shapes of the door as "two trees, each bearing crescent moons". In the drawing the trees don't bear crescent moons, but their branches are shaped like crescents.

Then Gimli notices the emblems of Durin, and Legolas notices "The Tree of the High Elves". In the drawing there is no tree other than the two trees. What this Tree is, it is not explained, but for some reason Foster identifies is as Galathilion from the Silmarillion. He also says that Galathilion, bearing crescents, is an emblem of the Eldar. Sage 11:58, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

An Inconsistency

The 1st § should be erased because there's no source available (I've hardly searched them) and let think really wrong things about the subject. Unsigned comment by Erendis (talk • contribs).

I think the point of the section is kinda missed now. The inconsistency lays on the chronology, not on the translation of the name of Khazad-dum as Moria, which is not. --LorenzoCB 12:53, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I think we should still include the bit about the name Moria not being widely used until after it was taken over by Durin's Bane, even though it appears on the doors. It's a notable inconsistency. There's discussion of it in the The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 281-2, for the statement "Durin, Lord of Moria" on the doors. --Grace18 15:52, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I "the name Moria not being widely used until after it was taken over by Durin's Bane" Grace18, could you give formal sources about this ?