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Mount Doom
Mount doom
Place in Arda
Aliases Orodruin, Amon Amarth
Summary Volcano, location of the One Ring's forging
Realm Mordor
Lord None - Sauron
Type Volcano

Mount Doom, also known as Orodruin and Amon Amarth, was a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged. It was the ultimate destination for Frodo's Quest of the Ring.


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Location of Mount Doom marked in red.

When Sauron chose the land of Mordor as his dwelling-place in the Second Age, Mount Doom was the reason for his choice. Having been originally a Maiar disciple of Aulë the smith (before he decided to follow the evil Morgoth), he used the fire that welled there from the heart of the earth in his sorceries and his forging. The most famous result of his forging, and in fact the only one we know of for sure, was the One Ring.

Mount Doom

A map of Mount Doom

Mount Doom was much more than just any volcano; Sauron seems to have extended his own power into it, just as his former master Melkor had extended his own power into the flesh of Arda as his means of corrupting the Valar's shaping of the world. In Sauron's case, it was probably due to his use of it as a foundry for the forging of the Ring, as he was able to control its fires. It seems to have lain dormant when Sauron was away from Mordor, and sprung into life when his power grew.

With the destruction of the Ring, Mount Doom had a massive eruption, sending massive lava flows down its sides and scattering the area with volcanic debris. The fiery eruption destroyed the Nazgûl and their mounts as they tried to reach Frodo on their Fell Beasts to reclaim the Ring.


The International Astronomical Union names all mountains on Saturn's moon Titan after mountains in Tolkien's work In 2012, they named a Titanian mountain "Doom Mons" after Mount Doom


Orodruin was the common Sindarin name for Mount Doom. It means "Fire Mountain", from orod ("mountain") and ruin ("burning, fiery red"). However, the literal Sindarin translation for Mount Doom is Amon Amarth, from amon ("hill, mountain") and amarth ("doom, fate").

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Lord of the Rings film trilogyEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


Mount Ngauruhoe

In Peter Jackson's trilogy of movies, the New Zealand volcano Mount Ngauruhoe was used as Mount Doom in some scenes. In long shots, the mountain is either a large model or a CGI effect, or a combination. Filming the summit of Ngauruhoe itself was not permitted because it is sacred to the Māori of the region. However, some scenes on the slopes of Mount Doom were filmed on the actual slopes of Mount Ruapehu.

On November 22, 2012, it was incorrectly reported by media outside New Zealand that "Mount Doom" Ngauruhoe had erupted. The reported eruption was actually from nearby Mount Tongariro, not Mount Ngauruhoe.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Portuguese (Brazil) Montanha da Perdição
Portuguese (Portugal) Monte da Condenação or Montanha de Fogo
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Monte del Destino
Italian Monte Fato
French Montagne du Destin
German Schicksalsberg
Swedish Domedagsberget
Hungarian A Végzet Hegye
Chinese (Hong Kong) 末日火山

Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:


Dunland | Ithilien | Rohan | Arnor | Ettenmoors | Gondor | Lindon | Minhiriath | Rhûn | The Shire | Mordor | Harad | Forochel

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Old Forest | Redhorn Pass | Tower Hills | Weather Hills


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Helm's Deep | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Cair Andros | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Buckland | Enedwaith | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Fords of Isen | Weathertop | Argonath

The rest of Arda:

Valinor | Númenor | Dark Land | Aman | Tol Eressëa


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