Tolkien Gateway

Fall of Gondolin

(Difference between revisions)
m (Bot message: removed Disputedcanon template.)
m (Proper date format)
 
Line 5: Line 5:
 
| event=Fall of Gondolin
 
| event=Fall of Gondolin
 
| othernames=
 
| othernames=
| date=c. [[First Age 510|F.A. 510]]
+
| date=c. {{FA|510}}
 
| location=[[Gondolin]]
 
| location=[[Gondolin]]
 
| result=The destruction of Gondolin and deaths of most of its people; survivors fled to [[Nan-tathren]]
 
| result=The destruction of Gondolin and deaths of most of its people; survivors fled to [[Nan-tathren]]

Latest revision as of 20:35, 14 October 2012

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.
"...there is much else that may be told." — Glóin
This article or section is a stub. Please help Tolkien Gateway by expanding it.
John Howe - The Fall of Gondolin.jpg
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.

[edit] See also