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==History==
 
==History==
The Gondolindrim were drawn from the people of [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]] who accompanied him from [[Nevrast]], among them both [[Noldor]] and [[Sindar]] because they had mingled much in that land.<ref name="UT1">{{UT|1}}.</ref> However because Gondolin was strictly hidden from the rest of Beleriand it is unlikely that substantial numbers of other kindred ever settled there after its founding. 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="S18">{{S|18}}.</ref> [[Tuor]], son of Huor, made the city his home until its [[Fall of Gondolin|fall]]<ref name="S23">{{S|23}}</ref><ref name="UT1">{{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="S16">{{S|16}}.</ref>
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The Gondolindrim were drawn from the people of [[Turgon]] who accompanied him from [[Nevrast]], a mixed population of both [[Noldor]] and mostly [[Sindar]].<ref name="UT1">{{UT|1}}</ref> The Gondolindrim were keen in arts and constructions but also valiant fighters.
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Because Gondolin was strictly isolated from the rest of Beleriand it is unlikely that substantial numbers of other kindreds ever came to settle there. Only a few notable outsiders are known to have reached the hidden city: [[Huor]] and [[Húrin Thalion]] were the first [[Men]] to come to Gondolin and dwelt there for a year,<ref name="S18">{{S|18}}.</ref> [[Tuor]], son of Huor, made the city his home<ref name="S23">{{S|23}}</ref><ref name="UT1">{{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="S16">{{S|16}}.</ref>
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At the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the survivors led by Tuor went to the [[Mouths of Sirion]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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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''Gondolindrim'' is a standard formation of ''Gondolin'' ([[Sindarin|S]]: 'The Hidden Rock') and the Sindarin suffix ''[[rim|-rim]]'', denoting a people.<ref name="SApp">{{S|Appendix}}.</ref>
  
 
==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
 
==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
'Gondothlim' was an earlier term for the inhabitants of Gondolin.<ref>{{HM|LT2}}, "[[The Fall of Gondolin]]".</ref>
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'''Gondothlim''' was an earlier term for the inhabitants of Gondolin.<ref>{{HM|LT2}}, "[[The Fall of Gondolin]]".</ref>
  
 
===Houses of the Gondolindrim===
 
===Houses of the Gondolindrim===
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| [[House of the King]] || Sun, Moon and Heart || [[Turgon]]
 
| [[House of the King]] || Sun, Moon and Heart || [[Turgon]]
 
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| [[House of the Heavenly Arch]] || Rainbow, Opal and Jewelled Boss || [[Egalmoth of the Heavenly Arch|Egalmoth]]
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| [[House of the Heavenly Arch]] || Rainbow, Opal and Jewelled Boss || [[Egalmoth]]
 
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| [[House of the Tree]] || Tree and Iron-studded club || [[Galdor of the Tree|Galdor]]
 
| [[House of the Tree]] || Tree and Iron-studded club || [[Galdor of the Tree|Galdor]]
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| [[House of the Golden Flower]] || Rayed Sun and Golden Flower || [[Glorfindel of Gondolin|Glorfindel]]
 
| [[House of the Golden Flower]] || Rayed Sun and Golden Flower || [[Glorfindel of Gondolin|Glorfindel]]
 
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| [[House of the Fountain]] || Fountain, Silver and Diamonds || [[Ecthelion of the Fountain|Ecthelion]]
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| [[House of the Fountain]] || Fountain, Silver and Diamonds || [[Ecthelion]]
 
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| [[House of the Swallow]] || Arrowhead and Fan of Feathers || [[Duilin of Gondolin|Duilin]]
 
| [[House of the Swallow]] || Arrowhead and Fan of Feathers || [[Duilin of Gondolin|Duilin]]
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Latest revision as of 18:14, 3 March 2012

The Gondolindrim were the people of Gondolin.[1]

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[edit] History

The Gondolindrim were drawn from the people of Turgon who accompanied him from Nevrast, a mixed population of both Noldor and mostly Sindar.[2] The Gondolindrim were keen in arts and constructions but also valiant fighters.

Because Gondolin was strictly isolated from the rest of Beleriand it is unlikely that substantial numbers of other kindreds ever came to settle there. Only a few notable outsiders are known to have reached the hidden city: Huor and Húrin Thalion were the first Men to come to Gondolin and dwelt there for a year,[3] Tuor, son of Huor, made the city his home[4][2] and Maeglin, son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Turgon's sister Aredhel, fled there with his mother from Nan Elmoth.[5]

At the Fall of Gondolin, the survivors led by Tuor went to the Mouths of Sirion.

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

Gondothlim was an earlier term for the inhabitants of Gondolin.[7]

[edit] Houses of the Gondolindrim

In the 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

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names".
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin".
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of 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".
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin".