Amon Lhaw seen from Amon Hen, as depicted in The Lord of the Rings Online.

Amon Lhaw was one of the three peaks above the Falls of Rauros, where the Nen Hithoel was drained.[1]


Amon Lhaw was higher than Emyn Muil on the eastern bank of the Anduin while its twin, Amon Hen (The Hill of the Eye) lay upon the western bank. Between these peaks, was the island of Tol Brandir.

This hill may have had special acoustical properties that enabled a person on its summit to hear for miles around (analogous to the Seeing Seat on Amon Hen).

Formerly, Amon Lhaw, was part of the northern borderlands of Gondor, to the extent that a high seat (possibly named the Seat of Hearing) was built there. It was one of the two watchtowers of the marchlands of Gondor. However, centuries before the War of the Ring; by then, it had fallen under the influence of Mordor.[1]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Online gamesEdit

Amon Lhaw is shown in The Lord of the Rings Online.


Amon Lhaw is Sindarin for 'Hill of the Ear'. It was also called the Hill of Hearing in Westron.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 83-5
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth