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[[Image:House-of-the-Fountain.jpg|left|100px]]The '''House of the Fountain''' was one of the [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]], led by [[Ecthelion of the Fountain]].  They were said to delight in silver and diamonds, and their swords were long and bright and pale.  They went into battle to the music of flutes.  During the [[Fall of Gondolin]] they were held in reserve by [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]], who unleashed them after the [[balrogs]] made a breach in the wall.
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<center>{{quote|Now marched these folk to a great playing of their flutes, and the crystal and silver of their array was most lovely to see amid the red light of the fires and the blackness of the ruins.|[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 2]], [[The Fall of Gondolin]]}}</center>[[Image:House-of-the-Fountain.jpg|left|100px]]
  
{{quote|The crystal and silver of their array was most lovely to see amid the red light of the fires and the blackness of the ruins|[[The Book of Lost Tales 2]], Fall of Gondolin}}
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The '''House of the Fountain''' was one of the [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]], whose Lord was [[Ecthelion of the Fountain]]. They were said to find delight in silver and diamonds, and their swords were long and bright and pale.  The People of the Fountain of the South, as they were also called, went into battle accompanied by the sweet music of their flutes.
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During the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the battle which took place in [[First Age 510|F.A. 510]], they were held in reserve by [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]], who unleashed them after the [[Balrogs]] made a breach in the wall. They made their entrance from the South part of the city and slew a great number of foes. As Balrogs and [[Dragons]] outnumbered them, the People of the Fountain began retreat towards the [[Square of the King]]. Most likely, the House of the Fountain soon dissolved after the death of Ecthelion at the [[Fountain of the King]], since there is no mention of it afterwards.
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==References==
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*''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 2]]'', [[The Fall of Gondolin]]
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==See Also==
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* [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]]
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* [[Ecthelion of the Fountain]]
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|style="font-size: 80%" align="center"; | [[House of the King|King]] | [[House of the Fountain|Fountain]] | [[House of the Swallow|Swallow]] | [[House of the Wing|Wing]] | [[House of the Golden Flower|Golden Flower]] | [[House of the Heavenly Arch|Heavenly Arch]] | [[House of the Harp|Harp]] | [[House of the Tower of Snow|Tower of Snow]] | [[House of the Mole|Mole]] | [[House of the Pillar|Pillar]] | [[House of the Tree|Tree]] | [[House of the Hammer of Wrath|Hammer of Wrath]]
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Revision as of 17:51, 18 July 2008

"Now marched these folk to a great playing of their flutes, and the crystal and silver of their array was most lovely to see amid the red light of the fires and the blackness of the ruins."
The Book of Lost Tales Part 2, The Fall of Gondolin

The House of the Fountain was one of the Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim, whose Lord was Ecthelion of the Fountain. They were said to find delight in silver and diamonds, and their swords were long and bright and pale. The People of the Fountain of the South, as they were also called, went into battle accompanied by the sweet music of their flutes.

During the Fall of Gondolin, the battle which took place in F.A. 510, they were held in reserve by Turgon, who unleashed them after the Balrogs made a breach in the wall. They made their entrance from the South part of the city and slew a great number of foes. As Balrogs and Dragons outnumbered them, the People of the Fountain began retreat towards the Square of the King. Most likely, the House of the Fountain soon dissolved after the death of Ecthelion at the Fountain of the King, since there is no mention of it afterwards.




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See Also


Houses of the Gondolindrim
King | Fountain | Swallow | Wing | Golden Flower | Heavenly Arch | Harp | Tower of Snow | Mole | Pillar | Tree | Hammer of Wrath