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The Black Gate complete with the Teeth of Mordor as seen by the approaching Host of the West in Peter Jackson's Return of the King.

The Towers of the Teeth (or Teeth of Mordor) are two towers situated on either side of the Black Gate. The two towers, called Carchost and Narchost, that stand on either side of Cirith Gorgor, the Haunted Pass, which lies between the Ephel Dúath, and the Ered Lithui.

HistoryEdit

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Tower of the Teeth; Narchost in foreground, Carchost in background

Originally built by Men of Gondor following the downfall of Sauron at the end of the Second Age, the Towers of the Teeth were eventually taken over by the servants of the Dark Lord. They were then repaired and fortified and were incorporated into the defenses of the pass and gate.

Tolkien's writings leave it unclear which tower was located on which side of the Black Gate. However, Carchost appears to have stood to the eastern side and Narchost on the western side. Frodo, Sam, and Gollum beheld these towers and the Black Gate, the Black Gate, between them as they debated the best way to enter Mordor, and it was below these towers that the Captains of the West and their small army made their last stand against the forces of Sauron. The towers were destroyed in the War of the Ring with the defeat of Sauron following the destruction of the One Ring.

The towers closely resemble Orthanc and Barad-dûr, and were notable for their sharp pinnacles and height.[citation needed]

EtymologyEdit

There are no definitive records to this effect, but some say that Carchost, which means "fang fort" in Sindarin, stood on the east (or north) side of the Black Gate and Narchost, which means "fire fort" in Sindarin, stood on the west (or south).[citation needed]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Torings van die Tande
Albanian Kullat e Dhëmbët
Arabic أبراج للأسنان
Armenian Աշտարակներ է ատամների
Azerbaijani Dişlərin qüllələr
Basque Hortzak dorreak
Bengali দাঁত টাওয়ার্স
Bosnian Kule zuba
Bulgarian Cyrillic Кули на зъбите
Burmese အသွား၏တာဝါတိုင်
Cambodian ប្រាង្គនៃធ្មេញ
Catalan Torres de les Dents
Cebuano Mga Torre sa mga Ngipon
Chinese 塔的牙齿
Croatian Kula Zubi
Czech Věže zubů
Danish Tårne af Tænderne
Dutch Torens van de Tanden
Esperanto Turoj de la Dentoj
Estonian Torni hambad
Filipino Ang mga tore ng mga ngipin
Finnish Tornit hampaat
French Tours des Dents
Frisian Tuorren fan 'e tosken
Galician Torres dos Dentes
Georgian ციხესიმაგრე კბილები
German Türme der Wehr
Greek Πύργους των δοντιών
Gujarati દાંત ટાવર્સ
Hausa Hasumiya da Hakora
Hebrew המגדלים של השיניים
Hindi दांत के टावरों
Hmong Yees ntawm lub Hniav
Hungarian A fogak tornyok
Icelandic Turn í Tönnum
Irish Gaelic Túir na Fiacla
Italian Torri dei Denti
Japanese 歯の塔
Kannada ಟೀತ್ ಆಫ್ ಟವರ್ಸ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Тістерін мұнара
Korean 치아의 타워
Kurdish بیرچێن جی دیرانێن (Arabic script) Bircên ji Diranên (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тиштерин мунаралар
Laotian ຫໍຄອຢຂອງແຂ້ວ ?
Latvian Torņi zobiem
Lithuanian Bokštai dantų
Luxembourgish Tierm vum 'Zänn
Macedonian Cyrillic Кулите на заби
Malagasy Ireo tilikambo-ny Nify
Malay Menara Gigi
Malayalam പല്ലിന്റെ ടവേഴ്സ്
Maltese Torrijiet tas-snien
Marathi दात टॉवर्स
Mongolian Cyrillic Шүдээ Цамхаг
Nepalese दाँत को टावर
Norwegian Tårn av tennene
Pashto د غاښونو ټاورونو
Persian برج های دندان
Polish Wieże zębów
Punjabi ਦੰਦ ਟਾਵਰ
Romanian Turnuri de dinţi
Russian Башни зубов
Sinhalese දත් ක කුළුණු
Serbian Куле зуба (Cyrillic) Kule zuba (Latin)
Sindhi جي ڏند جو برج
Slovenian Stolpi zob
Slovak Veže zubov
Spanish Torres de los Dientes
Sudanese Munara tina Huntu
Swahili Minara ya Meno
Swedish Torn av Tänderna
Tajik Cyrillic Манораҳои ба дандон
Tamil பற்கள் டவர்ஸ்
Telugu టీత్ టవర్స్
Thai ทาวเวอร์ของฟัน
Turkish Dişlerin Kuleleri
Ukrainian Cyrillic вежі зубів
Urdu دانت کے ٹاورز
Uzbek Тиш миноралар (Cyrillic) Tish minoralar (Latin)
Vietnamese Tháp của Răng
Welsh Tyrau o'r Dannedd
Yiddish טאָווערס פון די ציין

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