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Amon Ereb

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: the lonely hill

Location: A solitary hill between Ramdal and the River Gelion in East Beleriand.

Description:

But south of Aelin-uial the land fell suddenly and steeply; and all the lower fields of Sirion were divided from the upper fields by this fall, which to one looking from the south northward appeared as an endless chain of hills running from Eglarest beyond Narog in the west to Amon Ereb in the east, within far sight of Gelion....

This dividing fall was named Andram, the Long Wall, from Nargothrond to Ramdal, the Wall's End, in East Beleriand....

Between Ramdal and Gelion there stood a single hill of great extent and gentle slopes, but seeming mightier than it was, for it stood alone; and that hill was named Amon Ereb.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

Upon Amon Ereb died Denethor, lord of the Nandor that dwelt in Ossiriand, who marched to the aid of Thingol against Morgoth in those days when the Orcs first came down in force, and broke the starlit peace of Beleriand; and upon that hill Maedhros dwelt after the great defeat.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

[The Orcs] passed over Gelion with fire and terror and came far into East Beleriand... Caranthir fled and joined... Amrod and Amras, and they retreated and passed Ramdal in the south. Upon Amon Ereb they maintained a watch and some strength of war, and they had aid of the Green-elves; and the Orcs came not into Ossiriand, nor to Taur-im-Duinath and the wilds of the south.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

Contributors: docmon, 26 March 06
Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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