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Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Rohan

Other Names
Tindtorras (HoME Vols 7 & 8 only)

Location: The multi-peaked mountain above the gorge of Helm's Deep and the fortress of the Hornburg, in the White Mountains of Rohan.

Description: The spears of the Rohirrim were tipped with fire as the last shafts of light kindled the steep faces of the peaks of Thrihyrne: now very near they stood on the northernmost arm of the White Mountains, three jagged horns staring at the sunset.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 7, Helm's Deep

The host turned away now from the road to the Fords of Isen and bent their course southward. ... The hills drew near, but the tall peaks of Thrihyrne were already dim against the darkening sky. Still some miles away, on the far side of the Westfold Vale, lay a green coomb ... out of which a gorge opened in the hills. Men of that land called it Helm's Deep.... Ever steeper and narrower it wound inward from the north under the shadow of the Thrihyrne, till the crow-haunted cliffs rose like mighty towers on either side, shutting out the light.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 7, Helm's Deep

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 22Dec04

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