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The '''Gate of Gold''' was the sixth of the [[Seven Gates of Gondolin]]. It was the last of the ancient gates of [[Turgon]] that were wrought before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]. The gate was similar in appearance to the [[Gate of Silver]], however the wall was made of yellow marble, and the globes and parapet were of red [[gold]]. There were six globes, and in the midst upon a golden pyramid was set an image of [[Laurelin]], with flowers wrought of topaz in long clusters upon chains of gold. The gate itself was decorated with many-rayed discs of gold, in likenesses of the sun, set amid devices of garnet and topaz and yellow diamonds. Beyond the gate were arrayed 300 archers with longbows, their mail was gilded and tall golden plumes rose from their helmets; and their great round shields were red as flame. This gate followed the [[Gate of Silver]] and is followed by the last gate, the [[Gate of Steel]].
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The '''Gate of Gold''' was the sixth of the [[Seven Gates of Gondolin]]. It was the last of the ancient gates of [[Turgon]] that were wrought before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]. The gate was similar in appearance to the [[Gate of Silver]], however the wall was made of yellow marble, and the globes and parapet were of red [[gold]]. There were six globes, and in the midst upon a golden pyramid was set an image of [[Laurelin]], with flowers wrought of topaz in long clusters upon chains of gold. The gate itself was decorated with many-rayed discs of gold, in likenesses of the sun, set amid devices of garnet and topaz and yellow diamonds. Beyond the gate were arrayed 300 archers with longbows, their mail was gilded and tall golden plumes rose from their helmets; and their great round shields were red as flame. This gate followed the [[Gate of Silver]] and was followed by the last gate, the [[Gate of Steel]].<ref>{{UT|Tuor}}</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 22:28, 9 July 2012

Narfil Palùrfalas - Gate of Gold.jpg
Seven Gates of Gondolin
Other namesThe Golden Gate, Sixth Gate
LocationOrfalch Echor
Owned byGondolin
MakerCraftsmen of Turgon
AppearanceWall of yellow marble, gate decorated with many-rayed discs of gold

The Gate of Gold was the sixth of the Seven Gates of Gondolin. It was the last of the ancient gates of Turgon that were wrought before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. The gate was similar in appearance to the Gate of Silver, however the wall was made of yellow marble, and the globes and parapet were of red gold. There were six globes, and in the midst upon a golden pyramid was set an image of Laurelin, with flowers wrought of topaz in long clusters upon chains of gold. The gate itself was decorated with many-rayed discs of gold, in likenesses of the sun, set amid devices of garnet and topaz and yellow diamonds. Beyond the gate were arrayed 300 archers with longbows, their mail was gilded and tall golden plumes rose from their helmets; and their great round shields were red as flame. This gate followed the Gate of Silver and was followed by the last gate, the Gate of Steel.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"