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Amon Darthir

One of the Mountains of Shadow

Map of Amon Darthir
Amon Darthir in the range of Ered Wethrin, the Mountains of Shadow (slightly speculative)1
Amon Darthir in the range of Ered Wethrin, the Mountains of Shadow (slightly speculative)1

A mountain in the range of Ered Wethrin, the Mountains of Shadow that separated Dor-lómin to the north from Beleriand to the south. It stood near the house of Húrin in the southeast of Dor-lómin, and the springs of Nen Lalaith were among its northern slopes. The secret and difficult passes that ran beneath Amon Darthir's peak were the only way through Ered Wethrin for many leagues in either direction.


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We have no map that marks the exact location of Amon Darthir, but we do know that it stood above the sources of the river Glithui on its southern side. The fact that the Silmarillion map shows a particularly dense region of tall peaks in this area allows us to place Amon Darthir, at least in general terms, with a considerable degree of confidence.

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