|"Cirith Gorgor" by Ted Nasmith|
|Other names||Haunted Pass|
|Location||North-west end of Udûn, Mordor|
|Description||Evil, dark pass guarded by the Black Gate|
|People and History|
|Events||Battle of the Morannon|
|Gallery||Images of Cirith Gorgor|
Cirith Gorgor was a ravine between the mountain ranges of the Ered Lithui and the Ephel Dúath in the north-west of the valley of Udûn in Mordor. It was the main entrance to Mordor and was sealed by the Black Gate and guarded by the two Towers of the Teeth.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, entry Cirith Gorgor, p. 334
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Black Gate is Closed", p. 636
- Paul Strack, "S. Cirith Gorgor loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 10 March 2023)
- David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 372