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Seven Gates of Gondolin

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Seven Gates of Gondolin
LocationOrfalch Echor
Owned byGondolin
MakerCraftsmen of Turgon
AppearanceSee each individually
ReferencesOf Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin

The Seven Gates of Gondolin were seven mighty gates guarding the Orfalch Echor. They were built by Turgon King to protect Gondolin from invasion; however, it was not through these that the host of Morgoth came in the Fall of Gondolin. It was through these that Tuor and Voronwë passed to get into Tumladen.

Each of the gates had their own form and special guard. The gates are listed below, from the end of the Orfalch furthest from Gondolin to the one bordering Tumladen.