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Idril's secret way

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.

Idril's secret way was a tunnel under Gondolin that Idril built in secret, and it was through this that the survivors of the Fall of Gondolin escaped.[1][2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "II. Poems Early Abandoned: Fragment of an alliterative Lay of Eärendel", p. 142, verse 11