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Gollum's Lake

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"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
Gollum's Lake
Physical Description
LocationIn a cave in the Misty Mountains, deep below Goblin-town
DescriptionIcy cold pool of water
General Information
EventsRiddle-game between Bilbo Baggins and Gollum

Gollum's Lake was a small subterranean body of icy cold water inside the Misty Mountains. The lake had a tiny island in the middle, which provided protection for Gollum from the nearby Goblin camp and was where he lived for over four hundred years during the Third Age. The lake harbored fish, which was the main food source of Gollum.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Riddles in the Dark"