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The '''Gondolindrim''' were the people of [[Gondolin]], who went with [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]] to dwell there in [[First Age]] circa 126, and remained hidden from [[Morgoth]] until the [[Fall of Gondolin|Fall]] of the city in 510. They were called the Gondothlim in the earlier texts.
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The '''Gondolindrim''' were the people of [[Gondolin]].<ref name="SIndex">{{S|Index}}.</ref>
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==History==
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It can be assumed that the Gondolondrim were mostly [[Noldor|Noldorin]] Elves, drawn from the people of [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]] who accompanied him from [[Nevrast]] around [[First Age 126|F.A. 126]]. The closed and hidden nature of the city means it is unlikely that substantial numbers of other kindred ever came to settle there. Only a few notable individuals are known to have reached the city from elsewhere: [[Huor]] and [[Húrin Thalion]] were the first [[Men]] to come to Gondolin and dwelt there for a year,<ref name="RuinOfBeleriand">{{S|28}}.</ref> [[Tuor]] the son of Huor made the city his home until its [[Fall of Gondolin|fall]]<ref name="STuor">{{S|23}}</ref><ref name="UTTuor">{{UT|1}}</ref> and [[Maeglin]], son of [[Eöl|Eöl the Dark Elf]] and Turgon's sister [[Aredhel]], fled there with his mother from [[Nan Elmoth]].<ref name="SMaeglin">{{S|16}}.</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Gondolindrim is a standard formation of ''Gondolin'' ([[S]]: 'The Hidden Rock') and the Sindarin suffix ''[[-rim]]'', denoting a people.<ref name="SApp">{{S|Appendix}}.</ref>
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
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They were called the Gondothlim in earlier texts.{{fact}}
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===Houses of the Gondolindrim===
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In the [[Canon|semicanon]] ''[[The Fall of Gondolin]]'' the Gondolindrim are described as being organised into a number of Houses. At the time of the city's fall there were twelve of these, each with a named symbol and leader:
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{| align="center" cellpadding="5"
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! House !! Symbol !! Leader
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| [[House of the King]] || Sun, Moon and Heart || [[Turgon]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Heavenly Arch]] || Rainbow, Opal and Jewelled Boss || [[Egalmoth of the Heavenly Arch|Egalmoth]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Tree]] || Tree and Iron-studded club || [[Galdor of the Tree|Galdor]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Golden Flower]] || Rayed Sun and Golden Flower || [[Glorfindel of Gondolin|Glorfindel]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Fountain]] || Fountain, Silver and Diamonds || [[Ecthelion of the Fountain|Ecthelion]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Swallow]] || Arrowhead and Fan of Feathers || [[Duilin of Gondolin|Duilin]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Harp]] || Silver Harp || [[Salgant]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Mole]] || Black Mole and Double-bladed Axe || [[Maeglin]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Pillar]] || A Pillar || [[Penlod]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Tower of Snow]] || A Tower || [[Penlod]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Wing]] || A White Wing || [[Tuor]]
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|-
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| [[House of the Hammer of Wrath]] || A Stricken Anvil || [[Rog]]
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|}
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==See also==
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* [[:Category:Gondolindrim|List of Gondolondrim]]
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{{references}}
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Revision as of 09:52, 14 August 2010

The Gondolindrim were the people of Gondolin.[1]

Contents

History

It can be assumed that the Gondolondrim were mostly Noldorin Elves, drawn from the people of Turgon who accompanied him from Nevrast around F.A. 126. The closed and hidden nature of the city means it is unlikely that substantial numbers of other kindred ever came to settle there. Only a few notable individuals are known to have reached the city from elsewhere: Huor and Húrin Thalion were the first Men to come to Gondolin and dwelt there for a year,[2] Tuor the son of Huor made the city his home until its fall[3][4] and Maeglin, son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Turgon's sister Aredhel, fled there with his mother from Nan Elmoth.[5]

Etymology

Gondolindrim is a standard formation of Gondolin (S: 'The Hidden Rock') and the Sindarin suffix -rim, denoting a people.[6]

Other Versions of the Legendarium

They were called the Gondothlim in earlier texts.[source?]

Houses of the Gondolindrim

In the semicanon The Fall of Gondolin the Gondolindrim are described as being organised into a number of Houses. At the time of the city's fall there were twelve of these, each with a named symbol and leader:

House Symbol Leader
House of the King Sun, Moon and Heart Turgon
House of the Heavenly Arch Rainbow, Opal and Jewelled Boss Egalmoth
House of the Tree Tree and Iron-studded club Galdor
House of the Golden Flower Rayed Sun and Golden Flower Glorfindel
House of the Fountain Fountain, Silver and Diamonds Ecthelion
House of the Swallow Arrowhead and Fan of Feathers Duilin
House of the Harp Silver Harp Salgant
House of the Mole Black Mole and Double-bladed Axe Maeglin
House of the Pillar A Pillar Penlod
House of the Tower of Snow A Tower Penlod
House of the Wing A White Wing Tuor
House of the Hammer of Wrath A Stricken Anvil Rog

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names".
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  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin".
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names".