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"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
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Biographical Information
Other names"the Tall"
TitlesChief of the Houses of the Tower of Snow and the Pillar
AffiliationHouse of the Pillar
House of the Tower of Snow
DeathF.A. 510
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Penlod

Penlod (or Penlodh) was a tall elf-lord of Gondolin, mentioned several times in the Fall of Gondolin. He was described as the tallest of the Noldor, and chief of both the House of the Pillar and the House of the Tower of Snow. He perished during the Fall after the death of Rog and the retreat further back into the city, "with his back to the wall."[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"