Avathar, which according to one source means literally "The Shadows". (My mind took a strange path to get to it though, something like this: Shadows + where Sauron would fear to tread >> Ungoliant >> Nan Dungortheb = Nope. Ungoliant >> Avathar = w00t! + looks up meaning of Avathar = doubleplusw00t!) And I'm sure I'm missing something, as I'm still puzzled by the "two steps" clue.
Originally Posted by Cutholen
Anyway, from "The Darkening of Valinor":
Thus unseen [Melkor] came at last to the dark region of Avathar. That narrow land lay south of the Bay of Eldamar, beneath the eastern feet of the Pelori, and its long and mournful shores stretched away into the south, lightless and unexplored. There, beneath the sheer walls of the mountains and the cold dark sea, the shadows were deepest and thickest in the world; and there in Avathar, secret and unknown, Ungoliant had made her abode.Another example of Tolkien writing beautifully, by the way.