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'''Nargothrond''' was the stronghold built by [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] to dwell in, delved into the banks of the river [[Narog]] in [[Beleriand]].  This was the base of Felagund's realm that included the lands to the north (the ''[[Talath Dirnen]]'') and surrounding.
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'''Nargothrond''' was the stronghold built by [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] which delved into the banks of the river [[Narog]] in [[Beleriand]].  This was the base of Felagund's realm that included the surrounding hills of [[Taur-en-Faroth]] and the [[Talath Dirnen]] to the north.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Creation===
 
===Creation===
The Caverns of Narog beneath the forested hills of [[Taur-en-Faroth]] on the western bank of the river were known as [[Nulukkizdîn|Nulukkhizdîn]], first inhabited by the [[Petty-dwarves]] before they were driven out.
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On the western bank of the river [[Narog]], beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth, the Caverns of Narog were first known as [[Nulukkizdîn|Nulukkhizdîn]], inhabited by the [[Petty-dwarves]] before they were driven out.
  
 
Inspired by [[Menegroth]] in [[Doriath]], and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of [[Morgoth]], Finrod established Nargothrond in the caves in the early years of the [[First Age]]. He was aided by the [[Dwarves]] of the [[Ered Luin]], who also made for him the [[Nauglamír]], the Necklace of the Dwarves.
 
Inspired by [[Menegroth]] in [[Doriath]], and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of [[Morgoth]], Finrod established Nargothrond in the caves in the early years of the [[First Age]]. He was aided by the [[Dwarves]] of the [[Ered Luin]], who also made for him the [[Nauglamír]], the Necklace of the Dwarves.
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===Fall===
 
===Fall===
[[Image:Alan Lee - Túrin in Nargothrond.jpg|thumb|left|''Túrin in Nargothrond'' by [[Alan Lee]]]]
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[[Image:Alan Lee - Túrin in Nargothrond.jpg|thumb|left|[[Alan Lee]] - ''Túrin in Nargothrond'']]
 
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===Afterwards===
 
===Afterwards===
[[Glaurung]] stayed there for about five more years guarding his stolen horde until he went Northeast to [[Brethil]] to assail Túrin, and after being killed by him at [[Cabed-en-Aras]] he never returned.  Then, [[Mîm]] the Petty Dwarf settled there reclaiming his people's ancient home until he was killed by [[Húrin]].  The realm remained deserted for the rest of the First Age until the [[War of Wrath]] when it went down with the rest of the Beleriand.
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[[Glaurung]] stayed there for about five more years guarding his stolen hoard until he went northeast to [[Brethil]] to assail Túrin and was killed by him at [[Cabed-en-Aras]].  Then, [[Mîm]] the Petty-dwarf settled there reclaiming his people's ancient home until he was killed by [[Húrin]].  The realm remained deserted for the rest of the First Age until the [[War of Wrath]] when it went down with the rest of Beleriand.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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J.R.R. Tolkien - Nargothrond (II) (Colored by H.E. Riddett).jpg
Nargothrond
Political information
Head of StateKing of Nargothrond
Societal information
CapitalNargothrond
LanguageSindarin
LocationThe meeting of the rivers Ringwil and Narog, beneath the High Faroth
PopulaceNoldorin elves
Historical information
Formed fromF.A. 52
DissolutionF.A. 495

Nargothrond was the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund which delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand. This was the base of Felagund's realm that included the surrounding hills of Taur-en-Faroth and the Talath Dirnen to the north.

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[edit] History

[edit] Creation

On the western bank of the river Narog, beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth, the Caverns of Narog were first known as Nulukkhizdîn, inhabited by the Petty-dwarves before they were driven out.

Inspired by Menegroth in Doriath, and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of Morgoth, Finrod established Nargothrond in the caves in the early years of the First Age. He was aided by the Dwarves of the Ered Luin, who also made for him the Nauglamír, the Necklace of the Dwarves.

[edit] Days of Power

Finrod ruled Nargothrond until he joined Beren in his quest for the Silmaril and handed rule to Orodreth. However, since the Dagor Bragollach Celegorm and Curufin, the sons of Fëanor, were defeated and retreated to Nargothrond where they were received as one of them. Although the city grew stronger because of this, the influence of the sons of Feänor became higher. Celegorm and Curufin lived in Nargothrond at the time Finrod departed with Beren and were more powerful than Orodreth until Finrod's death was reported, at which time they were exiled.

[edit] Fall

Alan Lee - Túrin in Nargothrond

(Main article: Fall of Nargothrond)

Túrin Turambar later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon Glaurung.

[edit] Afterwards

Glaurung stayed there for about five more years guarding his stolen hoard until he went northeast to Brethil to assail Túrin and was killed by him at Cabed-en-Aras. Then, Mîm the Petty-dwarf settled there reclaiming his people's ancient home until he was killed by Húrin. The realm remained deserted for the rest of the First Age until the War of Wrath when it went down with the rest of Beleriand.

[edit] Etymology

From its first conception, the name Nargothrond means "Underground fortress on the river Narog". Its Petty-dwarvish name was Nulukkhizdîn (erronously spelled Nulukkizdîn in the published works).[1]

However, in his later life, Tolkien devised the Dwarvish name Nar(u)kathan instead, to which the Elves suffixed -rond, "vaulted dome".[2]

In Eriol's Old English translations, Nargothrond is referred as Hlydingaburg "City of the Hlydingas" or Stangaldor(burg).[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Siege of Angband (Chapter 10)"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 47
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"