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Echoriad

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The Echoriath formed a natural circle of rock, enclosing the valley later called [[Tumladen]], within which lay the [[Elves|Elven]] city of [[Gondolin]]. A hidden ravine provided the only access through the Echoriath — a way guarded by seven gates.
 
The Echoriath formed a natural circle of rock, enclosing the valley later called [[Tumladen]], within which lay the [[Elves|Elven]] city of [[Gondolin]]. A hidden ravine provided the only access through the Echoriath — a way guarded by seven gates.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Christopher Tolkien]] mentions that his father's intent was to rename the Echoriath as ''Echoriad'', but this knowledge eluded him while publishing ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
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Echoriath means something like 'outer circle fence' and can be analyzed as et-cor-iath. Cf. [[Rammas Echor]].
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] mentioned that his father's intent was to rename the Echoriath as ''Echoriad'', but perhaps this knowledge eluded him while publishing ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Beleriand]]
 
[[Category:Beleriand]]

Revision as of 00:42, 5 August 2008

The Echoriath or Encircling Mountains were a mountain range in the north of Beleriand.

The Echoriath formed a natural circle of rock, enclosing the valley later called Tumladen, within which lay the Elven city of Gondolin. A hidden ravine provided the only access through the Echoriath — a way guarded by seven gates.

Etymology

Echoriath means something like 'outer circle fence' and can be analyzed as et-cor-iath. Cf. Rammas Echor.

Christopher Tolkien mentioned that his father's intent was to rename the Echoriath as Echoriad, but perhaps this knowledge eluded him while publishing The Silmarillion.