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Turgon a soldier from Gondor. he died in the war of Pelennor fields.
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{{noldor infobox
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| image=[[Image:Antti Autio - Turgon Aran Gondolin.jpg|250px]]
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| name=Turgon
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| quenya=''Turukáno'', [[epessë|fn]] ''Sarafinwë''
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| titles=[[High King of the Noldor]], [[King of Gondolin]]
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| birth=c. [[Years of the Trees]] 1300, [[Tirion]]
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| realm=[[Gondolin]]
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| death=[[First Age 510|F.A. 510]], the [[Fall of Gondolin]]
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| age=Around 2,430
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| parentage=[[Fingolfin]] and [[Anairë]]
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| spouse=[[Elenwë]]
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| children=[[Idril Celebrindal]]
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| gender=Male
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| hair=Dark
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| ref=''[[The Fall of Gondolin]]'', ''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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|}}
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'''Turgon''' was an [[Elves|Elven]] king of the [[Noldor]], second son of [[Fingolfin]], brother to [[Fingon]], [[Aredhel]] and [[Argon]], and ruler of the hidden city of [[Gondolin]].
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He is described as tall, wearing white with a gold belt and a crown of garnets, holding the [[Staff of Doom]] in his hand.  He was often called "''the Wise''".
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==History==
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Although Turgon was originally against the departure of the Ñoldor from [[Aman]], he eventually did set out on the journey. After [[Fëanor]] and his sons departed using the only ships, he took his people across the dangerous [[Helcaraxë]] with his father Fingolfin. He lost his wife [[Elenwë]] in the crossing and settled at [[Vinyamar]] in [[Nevrast]].
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When he journeyed with his friend [[Finrod Felagund]] along [[Sirion]], [[Ulmo]] sent both of them a dream to look for a hidden place where they could be safe from the power of [[Morgoth]]. Then in the following year Ulmo appeared directly to Turgon and guided him to the vale of [[Tumladen]] in the [[Encircling Mountains]], to which Turgon later secretly moved with many of the Ñoldor, deserting Nevrast, and built [[Gondolin]], where he ruled with the [[Staff of Doom]] in his right hand, and a coronet of garnets upon his head.  At his side was [[Glamdring]], for it was said in [[the Hobbit]] that it once belonged to the King of Gondolin.
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Turgon and his people remained isolated in Gondolin for many years with his daughter [[Idril]], who married [[Tuor]] after the [[Men|man]] found the secret way and discovered the city.
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Turgon reemerged with his host during the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], and although the battle was still lost, his intervention prevented the rout from completely destroying the armies of the Ñoldor and their allies.  He was killed at [[Fall of Gondolin|Gondolin's fall]], when his tower fell down over his head.
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==Etymology==
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His name is the [[Sindarin]] form of his [[Quenya]] title '''''Turukáno''''', which means something like "Ruling Lord". His father-name was '''''Sarafinwë''''', "Wise [[Finwë]]".
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==See also==
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* [[:Category:Images of Turgon|Images of Turgon]]
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{{sequence
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|prev=[[Fingon]]
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|next=[[Ereinion Gil-galad]]
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|list=5th [[High King of the Noldor]]<br>[[First Age 472|F.A. 472]] – [[First Age 510|510]]
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}}
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[[Category:Noldor]]
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[[Category:House of Finwë]]
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[[Category:Gondolin and Turgon]]
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Revision as of 16:21, 22 June 2009

Turgon a soldier from Gondor. he died in the war of Pelennor fields.