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The '''House of the Hammer of Wrath''' was a [[Twelve Houses of the Gondothlim|kindred]] of [[Gondolin]] led by [[Rog]] during the [[Fall of Gondolin]].  They were great smiths and craftsmen, and reverenced [[Aulë]].  They carried great [[maces]] like hammers, and heavy shields, for they had strong arms.  The device of this people was the [[Stricken Anvil]], and a hammer that smites sparks about it; this was set upon their shields, for red gold and black iron was their delight. They had a great hatred for [[Morgoth]] and the [[Balrogs]], and during the Fall of Gondolin they slew a number of the fell beasts, the first to slay any of the balrogs, though all of them perished in that battle.
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{{quote|. . . Now the last of the battalions was furnished by the folk of the Hammer of Wrath, and of these came many of the best smiths and craftsmen, and all that kindred reverenced Aulë the Smith more than all other [[Ainur]].  They fought with great maces like hammers, and their shields were heavy, for their arms were very strong.  In older days they had been much recruited by Noldoli who escaped from the mines of Melko, and the hatred of thsi house for the works of that evil one and the Balrogs his demons was exceedingly great. . .  The sign of this people was the Stricken Anvil, and ahammer that smiteth sparks about it was set on their shields, and red gold and black iron was their delight,  Very numerous was that battalion, nor had any amongst them a faint heart, yet. . . vanished from the Earth; and with them much craftsmanship and skill has been lost for ever. . .|[[Fall of Gondolin]]}}
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The '''House of the Hammer of Wrath''' was one of the [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim|kindred]] of [[Gondolin]] whose lord was [[Rog]].  They were great smiths and craftsmen, and revered [[Aulë]]. In battle they carried great maces like hammers, and heavy shields, for they had strong arms.  The device of this people was the [[Stricken Anvil]], and a hammer that smites sparks about it; this was set upon their shields, for red gold and black iron was their delight.  They had a great hatred for [[Morgoth]] and the [[Balrogs]], and during the [[Fall of Gondolin]] they slew a number of the fell beasts, being the first of [[Elves]] and [[Men]] alike to slay a balrog. All of them perished in that battle, when a large force of Balrogs, [[Orcs]] and [[Fire-drakes]] was unleashed upon them.
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==References==
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*''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', [[The Fall of Gondolin]]
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* [[Twelve Houses of the Gondolindrim]]
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* [[Rog]]
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[[de:Haus des Hammers des Zorns]]

Latest revision as of 22:24, 9 July 2012

"And they won the greatest glory of all those fair houses in that struggle against doom."
The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin
Narfil Palùrfalas - House-of-the-Hammer-of-Wrath.jpg


The House of the Hammer of Wrath was one of the kindred of Gondolin whose lord was Rog. They were great smiths and craftsmen, and revered Aulë. In battle they carried great maces like hammers, and heavy shields, for they had strong arms. The device of this people was the Stricken Anvil, and a hammer that smites sparks about it; this was set upon their shields, for red gold and black iron was their delight. They had a great hatred for Morgoth and the Balrogs, and during the Fall of Gondolin they slew a number of the fell beasts, being the first of Elves and Men alike to slay a balrog. All of them perished in that battle, when a large force of Balrogs, Orcs and Fire-drakes was unleashed upon them.





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