Amon Gwareth

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Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen by J.R.R. Tolkien (coloured by H.E. Riddett)

Amon Gwareth was the hill that stood in the valley of Tumladen, within the Encircling Mountains, on which Turgon built the city of Gondolin.[1][2] On its north side was the Caragdûr.[3]


Amon Gwareth is Sindarin. It has meant "Hill of Watching", from amon ("hill") and gwareth ("watching"), since its first conception.[4] Christopher Tolkien wrote that his father later changed the name to Amon Gwared but this change did not make it into the published Silmarillion.[5]