The Gates of Utumno

(Q.: "Underworld; Hell"; S.: Udûn;Mo."Ûtum") was a fortress of the Vala Melkor in the far north of Middle-earth. It was the first and greatest of Melkor's citadels, delved in the earliest days.
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Map of Utumno

Places within Utumno:

  • Blue Arches
  • Caves of the North
  • Deepest Furnace
  • Deepest Halls
  • First Throne-Hall
  • Fortresses of the North
  • Giant Gates
  • Great Cairn
  • Great Tombs
  • Imelca
  • Melkor's Glaciers
  • The Unholy Sars
  • Slender Stair
  • The Great Vaults
  • Úmavaisor -the Throne of Hate

Remains of Utumno

Most of Utumno was destroyed in the Elder Days and later drowned beneath the northern Helkëar and became the Bay of Utum.A Remnant of western Utumno was Mount Utumno and the Vaults of Utumno, the Underdeeps within the Gulf of Utum.


Aûr Dúrin´s Bane Boldog Caradhras Carrog Coldagnir Dark Hunter Drul Chaurka Duran Durlach Eloeklo Eos Erfaug Fankil Fercha Gan Gaurhir Gilthrang Gothmog Gulavhar Gwathnor Iaurloke Ior Jäänainen Kadaena Kax Kel Kuruki Lairathin Langon Lesh-Y Lingering Evil Thing Lungorthin Maroch Master of Malice Máugarth Miaulë Mistress of Pestilence Monstrosity of diverse Shape Morgoth Moria doom spirit Morloch Morrigan Mourfuin Muar Muul Baas Noose of the Sea Oikeroi Old man willow Príclís Razarac Sauron Slyardach Starvar Telmorng Tevildo The 3 Evil Sisters Thuringwethil Tredeinos Tselakus Ulbandi Umuiyan Ûpo Watcher in the Water Xarbanisan Zaken


  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Chirstopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion
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