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The '''Fall of Fingolfin''' was a name given to the noble yet hopeless end of [[Fingolfin]], [[High King of the Noldor]]. After the destruction of the [[Dagor Bragollach]], he rode in anger to the gates of [[Angband]], and challenged [[Morgoth]] himself to single combat. Though he fought bravely, he could not hope to best the [[Dark Lord]], and he was lost.
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| date={{FA|455}}
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| location=The gates of [[Angband]]
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| result=[[Fingolfin]]'s death; transfer of [[High King of the Noldor|kingship]] to [[Fingon]]
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| partof=The aftermath of the [[Dagor Bragollach]]
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The '''Fall of Fingolfin''' was a name given to the noble yet hopeless end of [[Fingolfin]], [[High King of the Noldor]]. After the destruction of the [[Dagor Bragollach]], he rode in anger to the gates of [[Angband]], and challenged [[Morgoth]] himself to single combat. Though he fought bravely, he could not hope to best the [[Dark Lord]], and he was lost.<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 06:46, 26 August 2011

The name The Fall refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Fall (disambiguation).
Abe Papakhian - Morgoth breaks Fingolfin.jpg
The Fall of Fingolfin
Event
LocationThe gates of Angband
DateF.A. 455
ResultFingolfin's death; transfer of kingship to Fingon
Part ofThe aftermath of the Dagor Bragollach
ParticipantsMorgoth, Fingolfin
DescriptionDuel between Morgoth and Fingolfin in which the former killed the latter

The Fall of Fingolfin was a name given to the noble yet hopeless end of Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor. After the destruction of the Dagor Bragollach, he rode in anger to the gates of Angband, and challenged Morgoth himself to single combat. Though he fought bravely, he could not hope to best the Dark Lord, and he was lost.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"