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==History==
 
==History==
On the road that passed northward from [[Minas Tirith]] into [[Rohan]], at the point where it passed through the encircling wall of the [[Rammas Echor]], a guard of [[Gondorians]] was posted . Their leader was Ingold, by whose permission [[Gandalf]] and [[Pippin]] entered the townlands of Minas Tirith on their journey southwards from Rohan.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]"</ref>  
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On the road that passed northward from [[Minas Tirith]] into [[Rohan]], at the point where it passed through the encircling wall of the [[Rammas Echor]], a guard of [[Gondorians]] was posted . Their leader was Ingold, by whose permission [[Gandalf]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] entered the townlands of Minas Tirith on their journey southwards from Rohan.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]"</ref>  
  
 
Days after Gandalf had passed, an army out of the east crossed the River [[Anduin]] and descended on Ingold's position. He retreated with his men back to the city, reporting that the northern road had fallen into the hands of the enemy. This was woeful news in Minas Tirith, because it was thought to mean that the [[Rohirrim]] could not come to their aid.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[The Siege of Gondor]]"</ref>
 
Days after Gandalf had passed, an army out of the east crossed the River [[Anduin]] and descended on Ingold's position. He retreated with his men back to the city, reporting that the northern road had fallen into the hands of the enemy. This was woeful news in Minas Tirith, because it was thought to mean that the [[Rohirrim]] could not come to their aid.<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Return of the King]]'', "[[The Siege of Gondor]]"</ref>

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Ingold was a soldier of Gondor during the War of the Ring.

History

On the road that passed northward from Minas Tirith into Rohan, at the point where it passed through the encircling wall of the Rammas Echor, a guard of Gondorians was posted . Their leader was Ingold, by whose permission Gandalf and Pippin entered the townlands of Minas Tirith on their journey southwards from Rohan.[1]

Days after Gandalf had passed, an army out of the east crossed the River Anduin and descended on Ingold's position. He retreated with his men back to the city, reporting that the northern road had fallen into the hands of the enemy. This was woeful news in Minas Tirith, because it was thought to mean that the Rohirrim could not come to their aid.[2]

Etymology

Ingoldo, or i Ñoldo, was Finrod's mothername. It became a frequent given name in Númenor, and in the Third Age it was shortened to Ingold under influence of Westron.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 30