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House of the Tower of Snow

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"Penlod perished there in a lane with his back to the wall, and about him many of the men of the Pillar and many of the Tower of the Snow."
The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin

The House of the Tower of Snow was one of the Twelve Houses of the Gondothlim. It was united with the House of the Pillar under one lord, Penlod, and both of the houses perished, along with their leader, when trying to defend the walls of the Hidden City during the Fall of Gondolin.[1]

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

Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim
King · Fountain · Swallow · Wing · Golden Flower · Heavenly Arch · Harp · Tower of Snow · Mole · Pillar · Tree · Hammer of Wrath