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Seven Gates of Gondolin

The Gate of Wood by Luis F. Bejarano

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.[1] 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.[2]

Each of the gates had their own form and special guard. The gates are listed below, from the end of the Orfalch furthest from Gondolin to the one bordering Tumladen.

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", pp. 46-50
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"