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Duilin of Gondolin

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The name Duilin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Duilin (disambiguation).
Duilin
Noldo
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of the House of the Swallow
LocationGondolin
DeathF.A. 510
The Fall of Gondolin
Family
HouseHouse of the Swallow
Physical Description
GenderMale

Duilin was an Noldorin[1] elf-lord of Gondolin, chief of the House of the Swallow, as is stated in the Fall of Gondolin. He was a master archer, as well as the "swiftest of all men to run and leap". He perished during the Fall upon the walls even as he shot, smitten by a fiery bolt of the Balrogs.[2]


[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"