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[[File:Michael Rasmussen - Morgulduin.png|thumb|''Morgulduin'' in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game]]'']]
 
[[File:Michael Rasmussen - Morgulduin.png|thumb|''Morgulduin'' in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game]]'']]
The '''Morgulduin''' was a river of [[Gondor]] that began in [[Morgul Vale]] in the [[Ephel Dúath]].  It ran westward past [[Minas Morgul]] until it reached the [[Cross-roads]] in [[Ithilien]], where its course turned southwest until it entered the [[Anduin]] just south of [[Osgiliath]]. Just to the north of the stream was the road from Osgiliath up to [[Minas Morgul]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref> It is probable that the original name of the river was Ithilduin<ref>{{TI|MIII}}, p. 312</ref> and that it was renamed to Morgulduin at the same time when Minas Ithil was renamed to Minas Morgul after it was captured by the Nazgûl.
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The '''Morgulduin''' was a river of [[Gondor]] that began in [[Morgul Vale]] in the [[Ephel Dúath]].  It ran westward past [[Minas Morgul]] until it reached the [[Cross-roads]] in [[Ithilien]], where its course turned southwest until it entered the [[Anduin]] just south of [[Osgiliath]]. Just to the north of the stream was the road from Osgiliath to [[Minas Morgul]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref> It is probable that the original name of the river was Ithilduin<ref name=TI>{{TI|MIII}}, p. 312</ref> and that it was renamed to Morgulduin at the same time when Minas Ithil was renamed to Minas Morgul after it was captured by the [[Nazgûl]].
  
As [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], and [[Gollum]] were approaching the Crossroads they heard the voice of the river, which sounded cold and cruel.<ref>{{TT|IV7}}</ref>  The river was polluted - near Minas Morgul a cold steam issued from the river whose stench and vapours sickened the hobbits.<ref>{{TT|IV8}}</ref>
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As [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], and [[Gollum]] were approaching the Cross-roads they heard the voice of the river, which sounded cold and cruel.<ref>{{TT|Journey}}</ref>  The river was polluted - near Minas Morgul a cold steam issued from the river whose stench and vapours sickened the hobbits.<ref>{{TT|Stairs}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymoloy==
 
==Etymoloy==
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It has been suggested that ''Morgulduin'' is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning "black magic river" and consisting of ''[[morn|mor(n)]]'' ("dark", "black"), ''[[gûl|gul]]'' ("magic", "necromancy") and ''[[duin]]'' ("river").<ref>{{webcite|author=Association Tolkiendil|articleurl=http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names|articlename=Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com]|accessed=3 January 2012}}</ref>
  
It has been suggested that ''Morgulduin'' is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning "black magic river" (consisting of ''[[morgul]]'' + ''[[duin]]'').<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names|articlename=Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com]|accessed=3 January 2012}}</ref>
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''Ithilduin'' is a Sindarin name. Its meaning ist not glossed, but Roman Rausch suggests that it means "moon-river" and consists of ''[[ithil]]'' ("moon") and ''[[duin]]'' ("river").<ref>{{webcite|author=Roman Rausch|articleurl=http://www.sindanoorie.net/art/RS_TI_WR_Ithilduin.html|articlename=2.46 Ithilduin, Duin Morghul|dated=|website=[http://www.sindanoorie.net Sindanoorie.net]|accessed=26 January 2022}}</ref>
  
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
In a note on an earlier map drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien the Morgulduin was called Ithilduin or Duin Morghul.<ref>{{TI|MIII}}, p. 312</ref>
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In a note on an earlier map drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien the Morgulduin was called Ithilduin or Duin Morghul.<ref name=TI/>
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Revision as of 12:40, 26 January 2022

The Morgulduin was a river of Gondor that began in Morgul Vale in the Ephel Dúath. It ran westward past Minas Morgul until it reached the Cross-roads in Ithilien, where its course turned southwest until it entered the Anduin just south of Osgiliath. Just to the north of the stream was the road from Osgiliath to Minas Morgul.[1] It is probable that the original name of the river was Ithilduin[2] and that it was renamed to Morgulduin at the same time when Minas Ithil was renamed to Minas Morgul after it was captured by the Nazgûl.

As Frodo, Sam, and Gollum were approaching the Cross-roads they heard the voice of the river, which sounded cold and cruel.[3] The river was polluted - near Minas Morgul a cold steam issued from the river whose stench and vapours sickened the hobbits.[4]

Etymoloy

It has been suggested that Morgulduin is a Sindarin name meaning "black magic river" and consisting of mor(n) ("dark", "black"), gul ("magic", "necromancy") and duin ("river").[5]

Ithilduin is a Sindarin name. Its meaning ist not glossed, but Roman Rausch suggests that it means "moon-river" and consists of ithil ("moon") and duin ("river").[6]

Other versions of the legendarium

In a note on an earlier map drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien the Morgulduin was called Ithilduin or Duin Morghul.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps IIIA and III", p. 312
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Journey to the Cross-Roads"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol"
  5. Association Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil.com (accessed 3 January 2012)
  6. Roman Rausch, "2.46 Ithilduin, Duin Morghul", Sindanoorie.net (accessed 26 January 2022)