|Angband (Hells of Iron)|
Peaks of Angband
|Place in Arda|
|Aliases||Melkor's Stronghold, Dark Castle, Fortress of Doom|
|Summary||Underground fortress/prison of Morgoth|
|Built by||Morgoth, Sauron|
Iron Mountains (Ered Engrin)
|Lord||Morgoth, later Sauron, then Morgoth again|
|Lifespan||Built and destroyed in the First Age|
Melkor built Angband to guard against a possible attack from Aman by the Valar, and put Sauron in command of it. Nonetheless, the Valar's attack succeeded in capturing Melkor and destroying his other stronghold Utumno. After three ages of imprisonment, Morgoth returned to Middle-earth and set himself up in Angband, raising the volcanic Thangorodrim over the Fortress as protection. He reigned there until the end of the First Age, when it was destroyed in the War of Wrath.
Earlier versions of the legendariumEdit
Angband is a Sindarin word that meant 'Hells of Iron', although the literal meaning is 'iron prison'.
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