House of the Pillar
|House of the Pillar|
|Other names||Folk of the Pillar|
|Affiliation||House of the Tower of Snow|
Fall of Gondolin
When the Fall of Gondolin began, they were in the north part of the city, where Gothmog had led the main attack. When the house of the Hammer of Wrath was completely destroyed outside the walls, the folks of the Pillar and the Tower of Snow suffered the next wave of enemies, receding more into the city. Finally, "Penlod perished there in a lane with his back to the wall, and about him many of the men of the Pillar and many of the Tower of the Snow".:179 There is no other mention of them in the Tale, but later is said that survivors of all the kindreds were reunited in the Square of the King,:183 so probably many of them could survive as exiles.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments", in Parma Eldalamberon XIII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 104
|Twelve houses of the Gondothlim|
|King (leader: Turgon) · Wing (Tuor) · Mole (Meglin) · Swallow (Duilin) · Heavenly Arch (Egalmoth) · Pillar (Penlod) · Tower of Snow (Penlod) · Tree (Galdor) · Golden Flower (Glorfindel) · Fountain (Ecthelion) · Harp (Salgant) · Hammer of Wrath (Rog)|