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Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)

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{{quote|To North there lay the Land of Dread/whence only evil pathways led/o’er hills of shadow bleak and cold/or Taur-na-Fuin’s haunted hold/where Deadly Nightshade lurked and lay/and never came or moon or day.|[[Lay of Leithian Canto I|Canto I]], [[Lay of Leithian]]}}
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{{quote|To North there lay the [[Dor Daedeloth|Land of Dread]]<br>whence only evil pathways led<br>o’er [[Ered Gorgoroth|hills of shadow]] bleak and cold<br>or Taur-na-Fuin’s haunted hold<br>where Deadly Nightshade lurked and lay<br>and never came or [[moon]] or day.|''[[Lay of Leithian]]'', [[Lay of Leithian Canto I|Canto I]]}}
  
After the [[Dagor Bragollach]], the darkness of [[Morgoth]] began to corrupt the northern forests of [[Dorthonion]], and they came to be called [[Taur-nu-Fuin]], the [[Forest under Nightshade]]. This name is sometimes also used for the land of Dorthonion itself, after its capture by Morgoth.
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After the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame"), the darkness of [[Morgoth]] began to corrupt the northern forests of [[Dorthonion]], and they came to be called [[Taur-nu-Fuin]], the [[Forest under Nightshade]]. This name is sometimes also used for the land of Dorthonion itself, after its capture by Morgoth.
  
 
In early texts it was spelled '''Taur-n''a''-Fuin''', as seen in the excerpt from the Lay above.
 
In early texts it was spelled '''Taur-n''a''-Fuin''', as seen in the excerpt from the Lay above.

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"To North there lay the Land of Dread
whence only evil pathways led
o’er hills of shadow bleak and cold
or Taur-na-Fuin’s haunted hold
where Deadly Nightshade lurked and lay
and never came or moon or day.
"
Lay of Leithian, Canto I

After the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame"), the darkness of Morgoth began to corrupt the northern forests of Dorthonion, and they came to be called Taur-nu-Fuin, the Forest under Nightshade. This name is sometimes also used for the land of Dorthonion itself, after its capture by Morgoth.

In early texts it was spelled Taur-na-Fuin, as seen in the excerpt from the Lay above.