is a desert
area in J.R.R. Tolkien's
fictional land of Mordor
It lies towards the north west of the land, between out-thrust arms of the Ered Lithui
and Ephel Duath
mountains. The name means 'Place of very great dead', which is rather apt, as the Dark Lord Sauron
has his tower, Barad-dur
located in the east of Gorgoroth.
and Sam Gamgee
crossed this land on the way to Mount Doom
, which lies about in the centre of this area.
My many readings of the Lord of The Rings
, and the web site www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.htm