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'''Tumladen''' was the name for the hidden valley within the [[Encircling Mountains]] where the [[Elves|Elven]] city of [[Gondolin]] was built during the [[First Age]].  
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'''Tumladen''', the "Valley of Smoothness", was the name for the hidden valley within the [[Encircling Mountains]] where the [[Elves|Elven]] city of [[Gondolin]] was built during the [[First Age]].<ref>{{LT2|Gondolin}}, p. 163</ref>
  
 
[[Turgon]], a king of the [[Noldor]], discovered Tumladen under the divine guidance of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Ulmo]], Lord of Waters.
 
[[Turgon]], a king of the [[Noldor]], discovered Tumladen under the divine guidance of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Ulmo]], Lord of Waters.

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Tumladen, the "Valley of Smoothness", was the name for the hidden valley within the Encircling Mountains where the Elven city of Gondolin was built during the First Age.[1]

Turgon, a king of the Noldor, discovered Tumladen under the divine guidance of the Vala Ulmo, Lord of Waters.

"...Then Tuor and his companion fared over the plain that was of a marvellous level, broken but here and there by boulders round and smooth which lay amid a sward, or by pools in rocky beds. Many fair pathways lay across that plain..."
The Fall of Gondolin

Etymology

The name comes from the Sindarin elements tum "deep valley"[2] and laden "open, cleared".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, , p. 163
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry tum
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"p. 368, entry LAT-