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Gar Ainion

Gar Ainion - Place of the Gods by Sara M. Morello
Gar Ainion, "Place of the Gods", was a structure, apparently a sort of temple, in the south of Gondolin along the Road of Pomps. It was here that Idril and Tuor were wed, in the Place of Wedding. At its middle it was the highest ground of all the city.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Gar Ainion is Gnomish, from gardh ("place, district")[2] + genitive plural Ainu.

Qenya cognates were Ainurarda and Arda Valarwa.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 186
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 24
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments", in Parma Eldalamberon XIII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 103