Minas Ithil
Minas Morgul
Minas Ithil after the return of the Nazgûl, then known as Minas Morgul.
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Aliases Minas Ithil, The Tower of the Moon
Type City-fortress
Location Western Mordor
Appearances Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Minas Ithil (later called Minas Morgul after the return of the Nazgûl) is a city-fortress on the edge of Mordor, and a possible location in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It is the sister city to Minas Anor (Minas Tirith). Minas Ithil was originally built during the reign of Isildur to safeguard Gondor from the forces of Mordor.


Minas Ithil was originally the home of Isildur. With the resurgence of Sauron's power (after the events of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Witch-king later gained control of the city. The Nazgûl (or Ringwraiths) would come to claim this city as their own.


Minas Ithil is Sindarin for "Tower of the Moon". Minas Morgul is Sindarin for "Tower of Black Sorcery".

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