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Mount Taras
Physical Description
LocationWesternmost peak between Nevrast and West Beleriand
Belongs toEred Wethrin
DescriptionTall, dark, cloud-capped mountain
General Information
EventsVisit of Tuor

Mount Taras was a tall mountain at the western end of a line of hills that were outliers of the Ered Wethrin. It towered over a green cape between Nevrast and West Beleriand on the shores of Belegaer.[1] Below its slopes Turgon built his halls of Vinyamar when he first returned to Middle-earth. Long after Turgon had deserted Nevrast for Gondolin, Tuor came there and spoke with Ulmo.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"