Morgulduin was a small river in Ithilien.

It began in the Ephel Dúath and came down from the Morgul Vale where it flowed into the Anduin[1], and because it had begun in Mordor it was icy-cold and its waters were polluted and not safe to drink from.[2] According to The Atlas of Middle-earth, the river was less than twenty-five miles in length.[1]


Faramir warned Frodo and Sam not to drink from it, as the water was tainted and would harm whoever imbibed it. It flowed under the ghastly bridge that leads into Minas Morgul.[2]


Morgulduin was a Sindarin word that meant 'Black-magic River'.[3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic مورغولدوولين
Armenian Մորգոլդոին
Belarusian Cyrillic Моргулдуін
Bengali মোড়গুল্ডউইন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Моргулдуин
Chinese (Hong Kong) 魔窟都因河
Georgian მორგულდუინ ?
Gujarati મોર્ગુલડુઇન
Hebrew מורגולדוינ
Hindi मोर्गुल्दुइन
Japanese モルグルドゥイン
Kannada ಮೊರ್ಗುಲ್ಡಿನ್
Korean 모르 굴듀
Macedonian Cyrillic Моргулдуин
Marathi मोर्गुलुडूइन
Mongolian Cyrillic Моргулдуин
Nepalese मोर्गुल्दुइन
Persian مورگولودین
Punjabi ਮੋਰਗੂਲਡੂ
Polish Morgulduina
Russian Моргулдуин
Serbian Моргулдуин (Cyrillic) Morgulduin (Latin)
Sinhalese මොර්ගුලාඩින්
Tamil மொர்குல்துஇந்
Telugu మొరుగులాదుయం
Ukrainian Cyrillic Морґулдуін
Urdu مورگولڈوان
Yiddish מאָרגולדווין


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Mordor (and Adjacent Lands)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Four, Chapter VIII: "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth