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'''Amon Ethir''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. ''[[Amon]]'' "hill" + ''[[ethir]]'' "spy") was raised artificially by the people of [[Finrod Felagund|Finrod]] in the wide plain of [[Talath Dirnen]], a league (approximately 5 kilometres) east of the Doors of [[Nargothrond]] above the river [[Narog]]. Over the years, trees grew on its flanks, but from its clear summit the watchers of Nargothrond could watch the lands about with the clear sight of the [[Elves]], and so the hill got its name, Amon Ethir.
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'''Amon Ethir''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. ''[[Amon]]'' "hill" + ''[[ethir]]'' "spy") was raised artificially by the people of [[Finrod]] in the wide plain of [[Talath Dirnen]], a league (approximately 5 kilometres) east of the Doors of [[Nargothrond]] above the river [[Narog]]. Over the years, trees grew on its flanks, but from its clear summit the watchers of Nargothrond could watch the lands about with the clear sight of the [[Elves]], and so the hill got its name, Amon Ethir.
  
 
After the [[Sack of Nargothrond]], the hill still stood, and it was here that [[Nienor Níniel|Nienor]] encountered [[Glaurung]] the [[Dragons|Dragon]]. Having plunged the land into a thick fog of dragon-reek, so that only the hill remained above the mists, he cast Nienor into a deep spell of forgetfulness.
 
After the [[Sack of Nargothrond]], the hill still stood, and it was here that [[Nienor Níniel|Nienor]] encountered [[Glaurung]] the [[Dragons|Dragon]]. Having plunged the land into a thick fog of dragon-reek, so that only the hill remained above the mists, he cast Nienor into a deep spell of forgetfulness.

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Nienor and Glaurung by John Howe.

Amon Ethir (S. Amon "hill" + ethir "spy") was raised artificially by the people of Finrod in the wide plain of Talath Dirnen, a league (approximately 5 kilometres) east of the Doors of Nargothrond above the river Narog. Over the years, trees grew on its flanks, but from its clear summit the watchers of Nargothrond could watch the lands about with the clear sight of the Elves, and so the hill got its name, Amon Ethir.

After the Sack of Nargothrond, the hill still stood, and it was here that Nienor encountered Glaurung the Dragon. Having plunged the land into a thick fog of dragon-reek, so that only the hill remained above the mists, he cast Nienor into a deep spell of forgetfulness.