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Orodruin is the original Sindarin name of the volcano in Mordor, also known as Amon Amarth or Mount Doom in Gondor.

[edit] Etymology

Orodruin is glossed as "burning mountain"[1] and "mountain of the red flame".[2] The name likely consists of orod ("mountain") + ruin ("fiery red").[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 769
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at (accessed 14 July 2011)