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Physical Description
LocationNorth of the Dwimorberg over looking the Firienfeld
Belongs toThe White Mountains
DescriptionSaw-toothed mountain
General Information
EventsArrival of King Théoden at Dunharrow

Írensaga was a tall peak in the White Mountains, notable for its saw-toothed crest. In between Írensaga, Starkhorn and Dwimorberg there was Harrowdale.[1] Merry saw this mountain on 9 March T.A. 3019 when King Théoden came to Dunharrow after the Battle of the Hornburg.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "iron-saw"[3] in Old English, with reference to its serrated ridge, crest.[4]

In earlier versions of the legendarium Írensaga lacked an accent.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "V. Many Roads lead Eastward (2)"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 772