The Gondolindrim were drawn from the people of Turgon who accompanied him from Nevrast, among them both Noldor and Sindar because they had mingled much in that land. 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, Tuor the son of Huor made the city his home until its fall and Maeglin, son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Turgon's sister Aredhel, fled there with his mother from Nan Elmoth.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
'Gondothlim' was an earlier term for the inhabitants of Gondolin.
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 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|
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin".
- ↑ .
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin".