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'''Thorondor''' was the greatest of the [[Eagles]] of [[Manwë]].
 
'''Thorondor''' was the greatest of the [[Eagles]] of [[Manwë]].
  
Thorondor ([[Quenya]], '''[[Sorontar]]''' or '''[[Thorondor|Þorontar]]''', both of which mean King of Eagles) was sent by [[Manwë]], king of the [[Valar]], to watch over the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]] after they arrived in [[Beleriand]]. The [[Eldar]] first encountered him when he helped [[Fingon]] rescue [[Maedhros]] from imprisonment from [[Thangorodrim]]. After that, Thorondor and the rest of the Eagles settled in the [[Crissaegrim]]. When [[Gondolin]] was built, Thorondor became the ever vigilant guardian of the city. He rescued [[Fingolfin]]'s body from defilement after [[Morgoth]] killed him, giving the Dark Lord a scar on his face. He and two other Eagles rescued [[Beren]] and [[Lúthien]] when [[Angband]] was aroused. When Gondolin fell, Thorondor rescued the survivors. During the [[War of Wrath]], Thorondor and [[Eärendil]] led the Eagles in battle with the Dragons, and may have fought with [[Ancalagon]] the Black. In Tolkien's writings, Thorondor is not mentioned after the War of Wrath. It is believed he returned to [[Valinor]], although his descendants remained behind.
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Thorondor ([[Quenya]], '''[[Sorontar]]''' or '''[[Thorondor|Þorontar]]''', both of which mean King of Eagles) was sent by [[Manwë]], king of the [[Valar]], to watch over the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]]] after they arrived in [[Beleriand]]. The [[Eldar]] first encountered him when he helped [[Fingon]] rescue [[Maedhros]] from imprisonment from [[Thangorodrim]]. After that, Thorondor and the rest of the Eagles settled in the [[Crissaegrim]]. When [[Gondolin]] was built, Thorondor became the ever vigilant guardian of the city. He rescued [[Fingolfin]]'s body from defilement after [[Morgoth]] killed him, giving the Dark Lord a scar on his face. He and two other Eagles rescued [[Beren]] and [[Lúthien]] when [[Angband]] was aroused. When Gondolin fell, Thorondor rescued the survivors. During the [[War of Wrath]], Thorondor and [[Eärendil]] led the Eagles in battle with the Dragons, and may have fought with [[Ancalagon]] the Black. In Tolkien's writings, Thorondor is not mentioned after the War of Wrath. It is believed he returned to [[Valinor]], although his descendants remained behind.
  
 
In earlier versions of the legendarium he was called '''Thorndor'''.
 
In earlier versions of the legendarium he was called '''Thorndor'''.

Revision as of 16:38, 14 January 2011

Thorondor by John Howe.

Thorondor was the greatest of the Eagles of Manwë.

Thorondor (Quenya, Sorontar or Þorontar, both of which mean King of Eagles) was sent by Manwë, king of the Valar, to watch over the Ñoldor] after they arrived in Beleriand. The Eldar first encountered him when he helped Fingon rescue Maedhros from imprisonment from Thangorodrim. After that, Thorondor and the rest of the Eagles settled in the Crissaegrim. When Gondolin was built, Thorondor became the ever vigilant guardian of the city. He rescued Fingolfin's body from defilement after Morgoth killed him, giving the Dark Lord a scar on his face. He and two other Eagles rescued Beren and Lúthien when Angband was aroused. When Gondolin fell, Thorondor rescued the survivors. During the War of Wrath, Thorondor and Eärendil led the Eagles in battle with the Dragons, and may have fought with Ancalagon the Black. In Tolkien's writings, Thorondor is not mentioned after the War of Wrath. It is believed he returned to Valinor, although his descendants remained behind.

In earlier versions of the legendarium he was called Thorndor.

See also


Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Rebel:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin (Gandalf) Varda Ilmarë · Olórin (Gandalf) · Arien
Aulë Mairon (Sauron) · Curumo (Saruman) Yavanna Aiwendil (Radagast)
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Estë Melian · Arien
Oromë Tilion · Blue Wizards Vána Melian · Arien
Other Maiar
Evil:  Sauron · Balrogs (Gothmog · Durin's Bane)
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music