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Tumladen

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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]]. Tolkien's ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' tells how [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]], a king of the [[Noldor]], discovered Tumladen under the divine guidance of the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]], [[Lord of the Waters]].
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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]]. Tolkien's ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' tells how [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]], a king of the [[Noldor]], discovered Tumladen under the divine guidance of the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]], [[Lord of Waters]].
  
 
{{quote|...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]]}}
 
{{quote|...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]]}}

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Tumladen was the name for the hidden valley within the Encircling Mountains where the Elven city of Gondolin was built during the First Age. Tolkien's The Silmarillion tells how 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