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Dates
Mordor was fortified by Sauron from c. II 1000, but fell under Gondorian control II 3441 - c. III 1980; Sauron was finally ejected in III 3019
Location
At the southeastern extent of the valley of Udûn in Mordor, where it met the Plateau of Gorgoroth
Race
Under the control of Sauron, a Maia, and his followers, primarily Orcs
Pronunciation
ka'rach a'ngren (ch is pronounced as in German Bach)
Meaning
'Iron jaws'
Other names

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Carach Angren

The pass between Gorgoroth and Udûn

Map of Carach Angren

The pass in the northwest of Mordor, also called by the Mannish name Isenmouthe (both versions of the name mean 'iron jaws'). It was formed where spurs reaching out from the ranges of the Ephel Dúath and the Ered Lithui met, leaving only a narrow passage between the Plateau of Gorgoroth and the smaller valley of Udûn to the north.

As the inner entrance to Mordor behind the Black Gate of the Morannon, Carach Angren was heavily fortified, and both the rocky spurs that overlooked it carried fortresses and watchtowers. Across the passage itself, a wall of earth had been built, and a great ditch had been dug across the opening, spanned by a single bridge.


See also...

Isenmouthe, Udûn

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