S. Amon Amarth loc. “Mount Doom, (lit.) Hill of Doom”

S. Amon Amarth, loc. “Mount Doom, (lit.) Hill of Doom”

The Sindarin name of “Mount Doom” (LotR/1037), a combination of amon “hill” and amarth “fate, doom”, literally “Hill of Doom” (RC/769).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Amarthon >> Dolamarth (TI/343), with the element dôl for “hill” instead of amon.

References ✧ LotR/1037; LotRI/Mount Doom; PE17/66, 93, 104, 114, 123; PMI/Amon Amarth; RC/233, 769; S/293; SA/amarth; SI/Amon Amarth, Mount Doom, Orodruin; TII/Amon Amarth



amon “hill, mountain with steep sides; lump, clump, mass” ✧ PE17/93
amarth “fate, doom” ✧ PE17/66; PE17/104; PE17/114; PE17/123; SA/amarth

N. Dolamarth loc. “Mount Doom”

Early name of S. Amon Amarth from Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, also appearing as Amarthon (TI/343). It is a combination of dôl “head, hill” and ammarth “doom”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.57).

See S. Amon Amarth for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/343; TII/Amon Amarth





dôl “head, hill”
ammarth “fate, doom”