S. Ered Lithui loc. “Ashen Mountains”

S. Ered Lithui, loc. “Ashen Mountains”

The “Ashen Mountains” north of Mordor (LotR/636). This name is a combination of the plural of orod “mountain” and lithui “ashen” (SA/lith, RC/765).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Eredlithui (TI/344) and was translated “Ash Mts [Mountains]” on early maps for The Lord of the Rings (TI/305).

References ✧ LotRI/Ashen Mountains, Ered Lithui; PE17/173; RC/765; RGEO/66; SA/lith; UTI/Ered Lithui



orod “mountain” plural ✧ RC/765 (eryd/ered)
lithui “ashen, ashy, of ash, ash-coloured, dusty” ✧ PE17/173; RC/765; RGEO/66; SA/lith

N. Eredlithui loc. “Ash Mountains”

See S. Ered Lithui for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Ered Lithui; TI/344; TII/Ered Lithui; WRI/Ered Lithui




orod “mountain” plural
lithui “ash[en]”