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Fall of Gondolin

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This article is about the event of the Fall of Gondolin. For the The Book of Lost Tales Part Two chapter, see The Fall of Gondolin.
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Fall of Gondolin
Event
LocationGondolin
Datec. F.A. 510
ResultThe destruction of Gondolin and deaths of most of its people; survivors fled to Nan-tathren
Part ofMorgoth's destruction of the Noldor
ParticipantsTurgon, Tuor, Ecthelion of the Fountain, Gondolindrim, Gothmog, Orcs, Dragons
DescriptionA massive attack by Morgoth's forces upon Gondolin

The Fall of Gondolin was a dramatic battle in which the hidden city of Gondolin was destroyed after its location was betrayed to Morgoth by Maeglin.

See also