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[[Image:John Howe - Thorondor.jpg|thumb|''Thorondor'' by [[John Howe]].]]
 
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'''Thorondor''' was the greatest of the [[Eagles of Manwë]].
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'''Thorondor''' was the greatest of the [[Eagles]] of [[Manwë]].
  
 
Thorondor ([[Quenya]], ''Sorontar'', 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.
 
Thorondor ([[Quenya]], ''Sorontar'', 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.
  
 
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Thorondor by John Howe.

Thorondor was the greatest of the Eagles of Manwë.

Thorondor (Quenya, Sorontar, 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.