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Nost-na-Lothion, or the Birth of Flowers, was a festival held in Gondolin according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

It was celebrated during the early spring, with a "revelry of children". It was apparently held to celebrate the passing of winter, when the ice of the Encircling Mountains melted and Tumladin took the water and burst into flowers.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", pp. 171-172