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Dwimorberg

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Dwimorberg or Haunted Mountain was one of the White Mountains. To the west, there was the ancient hold of Dunharrow overlooking Harrowdale from the east.[1]

The mountain was brooding and black. On its lower slopes was the wood of Dimholt. Beyond its glen and behind a single standing stone, was the Dark Door, which led inside the Dwimorberg and the haunted Paths of the Dead.[1]

The wraiths of the Oathbreakers haunted the mountain, giving it its name. After Aragorn redeemed them, the Dwimorberg was haunted no longer.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "haunted mountain". The first element is also seen in the Rohirric names Dwimordene (Lothlórien) and Dwimmerlaik (Witch-king). The second element means "mountain".

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"