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Androth

Androth
Caves
General Information
LocationMountains of Mithrim
TypeCaves
InhabitantsSindar and Edain

Androth (Sindarin, from and = "long" and roth = "cave") was the name of a complex of caves in the Mountains of Mithrim. After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears"), Annael led some of the Sindar and Edain that survived the battle to the caves and took refuge there. Tuor was fostered by the Elves of Androth until they left for the Havens of Sirion in F.A. 488. Later he returned to lie there as an outlaw.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"