S. Minas Ithil loc. “Tower of the (Rising) Moon”

S. Minas Ithil, loc. “Tower of the (Rising) Moon”

Original name of Minas Morgul, translated “Tower of the Rising Moon” (LotR/244), a combination of minas “tower” and Ithil “Moon” (SA/minas, sil).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the name N. Minas Ithil was translated more literally as “Tower of the Moon” (TI/119).

References ✧ LotR/244; LotRI/Minas Ithil, Tower of the (Rising) Moon; PMI/Minas Ithil; S/291; SA/sil; SI/Minas Ithil; UTI/Minas Ithil




minas “tower, fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”
Ithil “Moon” ✧ SA/sil

N. Minas Ithil loc. “Tower of the Moon”

See S. Minas Ithil for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Minas Ithil; TI/119, 144; TII/Minas Ithil; WRI/Minas Ithil



minnas “tower”
Ithil “Moon”