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Amon Lanc

Amon Lanc, the Naked Hill, was a hill in the southern parts of Greenwood the Great. It had once been the capital of the Woodland Realm of the Silvan Elves under Oropher in the Second Age.[1]

Around a millennium after his defeat, Sauron came to Amon Lanc and reoccupied Oropher's abandoned stronghold. The hill and fortress were then together called Dol Guldur, and the wood in which it stood became known as Mirkwood.[2]

In the Fourth Age, southern Mirkwood became known as East Lórien[3] and Amon Lanc obviously became part of it.

[edit] Etymology

Amon Lanc is a Sindarin name, consisting of amon ("hill") + lanc ("naked").[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"