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Amon Ereb was a hill on the southern plains of East Beleriand.

Amon Ereb was located between Ramdal and the river Gelion.[1] The hill had gentle slopes stood alone and took on the appearance of something much more mightier than it actually was on its own.[2]


During the First Battle of Beleriand, the Nandor king Denethor was surrounded here by a sea of Orcs, making a last stand and then perished.[3] Amon Ereb was the highest point in the plains and the easternmost hill of Andram. It hence had tremendous strategic importance in the War of the Jewels as it overlooked the eastern passage around the Long Wall of the Andram, guarding the northern ways to Taur-im-Duinath.[4] Later, Caranthir fortified the hill following the Dagor Bragollach in an attempt to guard his escape into the south.[5] After the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, the Sons of Fëanor withdrew to Amon Ereb.[citation needed]


Amon Ereb was Sindarin for 'lonely hill'.[4]

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Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 伊瑞伯山
Hungarian Magányos Domb
Russian Амон Эреб


  1. The Silmarillion (inside cover), "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter X: "Of the Sindar"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"

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