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Fanuidhol

Type: Mountains, Hills, Promontories

Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns

Other Names
Bundushathûr (Shathûr)
Cloudyhead
Fanuidhol the Grey

Location: A peak of the Misty Mountains, between Eregion and Lórien; one of the three mountains above Moria (Caradhras, Celebdil, and Fanuidhol)

Description: So they passed into Eregion, and at last a fair morning dawned, shimmering above gleaming mists; and looking from their camp on a low hill the travellers saw away in the east the Sun catching three peaks that thrust up into the sky through floating clouds: Caradhras, Celebdil, and Fanuidhol. They were near to the Gates of Moria.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, Many Partings

'I need no map,' said Gimli.... 'There is the land where our fathers worked of old, and we have wrought the image of those mountains into many works of metal and of stone, and into many songs and tales. They stand tall in our dreams: Baraz, Zirak, Shathûr.

'Only once before have I seen them from afar in waking life, but I know them and their names, for under them lies Khazad-dûm, the Dwarrowdelf, that is now called the Black Pit, Moria in the Elvish tongue. Yonder stands Barazinbar, the Redhorn, cruel Caradhras; and beyond him are Silvertine and Cloudyhead: Celebdil the White, and Fanuidhol the Grey, that we call Zirakzigil and Bundushathûr.

'There the Misty Mountains divide, and between their arms lies the deep-shadowed valley which we cannot forget: Azanulbizar, the Dimrill Dale, which the Elves call Nanduhirion.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Jun04

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