Fictional Gates: Black Gate, Stargate, the Ninth Gate, Gates of Horn and Ivory, Guardian of Forever, Tannhauser Gate Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155185347

Published: May 1st 2010

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92 pages


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Fictional Gates: Black Gate, Stargate, the Ninth Gate, Gates of Horn and Ivory, Guardian of Forever, Tannhauser Gate  by  Books LLC

Fictional Gates: Black Gate, Stargate, the Ninth Gate, Gates of Horn and Ivory, Guardian of Forever, Tannhauser Gate by Books LLC
May 1st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 92 pages | ISBN: 9781155185347 | 4.15 Mb

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Chapters: Black Gate, Stargate, the Ninth Gate, Gates of Horn and Ivory, Guardian of Forever, Tannhauser Gate, the Gate to Womens Country, the Great Gate of Minas Tirith, Isenmouthe. Excerpt: Place from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium In J. R. R. Tolkien s fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mordor (from Sindarin Black Land and Quenya Land of Shadow ) is the dwelling place of Sauron, in the southeast of Middle-earth to the East of Anduin, the great river. Orodruin, a volcano in Mordor, was the destination of the Fellowship of the Ring (and later Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee ) in the quest to destroy the One Ring .

Mordor was unique because of the three enormous mountain ridges surrounding it, from the North, from the West and from the South. The mountains both protected the land from an unexpected invasion by any of the people living in those directions and kept those living in Mordor from escaping. Tolkien is reported to have identified Mordor with the volcano of Stromboli off Sicily. Geography On three sides its walls were mountain ranges, arranged in a rough rectangle: Ered Lithui, translated as Ash Mountains in the north, Ephel Dath, translated as Fence of Shadow in the west, and an unnamed (or possibly still called Ephel Dath) range in the south.

In the northwest corner of Mordor, the deep valley of Udn formed the castles gate and guard house. That was the only entrance for large armies, and that is where Sauron built the Black Gate of Mordor, and later where Gondor built the Towers of the Teeth . Behind the Black Gate, these towers watched over Mordor during the time of peace between the Last Alliance and Saurons return. In front of the Morannon lay the Dagorlad or the Battle Plain . Within this mountainous castle, Saurons main fortress Barad-dr formed its tower, ...



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