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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Encircling the hidden valley of Tumladen, to the west of Dorthonion
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Gondolin stood on the hill of Amon Gwareth within the Encircling Mountains; the mine of Anghabar was in the northern part of the range
Source
A river once flowed out of these mountains into Sirion, recorded only as the Dry River
Passes
Other names
Echoriath; the southern part of this range was known as the Crissaegrim

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Encircling Mountains

The protective mountains of Gondolin

Map of the Encircling Mountains

Also called the Echoriath and (in the south) the Crissaegrim; the circular mountain range that surrounded and concealed the valley of Tumladen and the city of Gondolin.


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