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In order to obstruct Oromë, a member of the Valar who frequently roamed across Middle-earth in search of hunting purpose, the Dark Lord Melkor raised the Misty Mountains during the First Age. Underneath the centre of the mountainous region, the Dwarf-realm of Moria was constructed in the First Age. The High Pass or Pass of Imladris near Rivendell, having a steeper and a lesser route, and the year-round Redhorn Pass farther south near Moria, were the two main routes across the mountains. Caradhras, Celebdil, Fanuidhol, Mount Gundabad and Methedras were the noteworthy peaks of the nountain ranges. The High Pass and the Redhorn Pass were the most significant passes. The origin of Gladden river also had a pass. Mount Gundabad, the highest northern point in the Misty Mountains, is where Durin, the eldest of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, is said to have awakened in tradition. However, it later became an Orc stronghold and home. Khazad-dûm, afterwards known as Moria, the largest dwarven dominion in Middle-earth, was situated in the centre of the Misty Mountains. Khazad-dûm consisted of the three peaks Caradhras i. e. Redhorn, Celebdil i.e. Silvertine and Fanuidhol i.e. Cloudyhead. The Endless Stair was constructed by the Dwarves inside Celebdil, from the base of the mountains to its summit. Methedras, which meant the Last Peak, was the southern highest point in the Misty Mountains. A section of the Teleri, later became known as the Nandor, became terrified and headed southwards down the Great River when the Elves on their Great Journey to Valinor saw their dreadful height. Later, beneath Mount Gundabad, the Dwarves of Durin awoke, and they later founded the Khazad-dûm kingdom. The Oldor returned to Middle-earth thousands of years later and built magnificent kingdoms in Beleriand and the highlands, but they never traversed the Misty Mountains or built any worlds near to them. [Information-Credit : Geography_of_Middle-earth , Wikipedia ;  https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Misty_Mountains ] [Image : Fantasy Description of Misty Mountains]  #Mythology







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