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Revision as of 15:14, 3 October 2013

Biographical Information
TitlesPrince of Nargothrond
DeathF.A. 495 (aged c. 45)
Battle of Tumhalad
SpouseBetrothed to Finduilas; never married
Physical Description
Hair colorDark
GalleryImages of Gwindor

Gwindor was the son of Guilin and a Prince of Nargothrond. He is credited with beginning the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") when, at the sight of his brother Gelmir's mangled corpse, he charged the hosts of Morgoth on the plains of Anfauglith. It is said that Morgoth trembled before his ire as he approached, but he was captured and taken inside Angband before he could destroy the dark lord.[1]

He escaped after fourteen years but lost a hand, and later freed Túrin Turambar and brought him to Nargothrond. He counselled against Túrin's policy of open warfare upon Morgoth's forces, but was ignored. He was slain in the Battle of Tumhalad.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"