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Orocarni

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Other Middle-earth

Meaning: the Red Mountains

Other Names the Mountains of the East

Location: Mountains in the east of Middle-earth during the Elder days; near the Sea of Helcar and Cuiviénen.

Description: And on a time it chanced that Oromë rode eastward in his hunting, and he turned north by the shores of Helcar and passed under the shadows of the Orocarni, the Mountains of the East.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

... Cuiviénen ... was a bay in the Inland Sea of Helcar.... Many waters flowed down thither from heights in the east, and the first sound that was heard by the Elves was the sound of water flowing, and the sound of water falling over stone.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 3, Of The Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 19Nov05

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