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Egalmoth

This article is about the Noldorin Elf of the First Age. For the Ruling Steward of Gondor, see Egalmoth (Steward of Gondor).
Egalmoth
Noldo
Biographical Information
PositionLord of the House of the Heavenly Arch
LocationGondolin
DeathF.A. 538
Mouths of Sirion in the Third Kinslaying[1]
Family
HouseHouse of the Heavenly Arch
Physical Description
GenderMale
ClothingBlue mantle with crystal stars[2]
WeaponryCurved sword, bow[2]

Egalmoth, who lived during the First Age, was a Noldorin[3] elf of Gondolin, the leader of the Folk of the Heavenly Arch. He wore a blue mantle upon which stars were embroidered in crystal, and his sword was "bent" (none of the other Noldor carried curved swords). However, he trusted more to his bow, for he could shoot high and far.

He was also one of the escorts King Turgon sent to accompany Aredhel on her way out of the Hidden City to her brother Fingon, along with Glorfindel and Ecthelion.[4]

He survived the Fall of Gondolin, and fled to the Mouths of Sirion. He later died in the attack by the Sons of Fëanor.

[edit] Etymology

Egalmoth is formed by a consonant metathesis of the word aegamloth which means "A Spike upon a Flowered Crest" in Sindarin (from aeg = "point" and amloth = "flowered crest, implying a crest on a helmet").[source?]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", p. 215
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin", p. 173
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin"