Seven Gates of Gondolin
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The Seven Gates of Gondolin were seven mighty gates guarding the Orfalch Echor.
They were built by King Turgon to protect Gondolin from invasion. It was through these that Tuor and Voronwë passed to get into Tumladen. However, it was not through these that the host of Morgoth came in the Fall of Gondolin, as after hearing Ulmo's warning, Turgon closed the doors.
The Seven Gates had a division of guards known as the Dark Guard led by their captain, Elemmakil. Each gate had their own unit of the Dark Guard. The gates are listed below, from the end of the Orfalch furthest from Gondolin to the one bordering Tumladen.
- Gate of Wood
- Gate of Stone
- Gate of Bronze
- Gate of Writhen Iron
- Gate of Silver
- Gate of Gold
- Gate of Steel
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", pp. 46-50
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"