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Minas Morgul

'Tower of Sorcery'

topon. 'Tower of Sorcery'. >> Minas Tirith

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:31] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

minas morgul

place name. Tower of Sorcery

The name of Minas Ithil after it fell into the hands of Sauron, translated “Tower of Sorcery” (LotR/245). This name is a combination of minas “tower” and morgul “sorcery” (MR/350, PE17/31).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Minas Morgol “Tower of Sorcery” (TI/127), soon revised to N. Minas Morghul (TI/146) and eventually to its final form N/S. Minas Morgul (WR/230).


  • S. morgul “black arts, sorcery, necromancy” ✧ SA/gûl


minas“tower, fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”
morgul“black arts, sorcery, necromancy”
Sindarin [LotR/0245; LotRI/Minas Morgul; LotRI/Tower of Sorcery; LT2I/Minas Morgul; MR/350; MRI/Minas Morgul; PE17/031; PMI/Minas Morgul; S/297; SA/gûl; SI/Minas Morgul; UTI/Minas Morgul] Group: Eldamo. Published by