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Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Encircling the hidden valley of Tumladen, to the west of Dorthonion
Gondolin stood on the hill of Amon Gwareth within the Encircling Mountains; the mine of Anghabar was in the northern part of the range
A river once flowed out of these mountains into Sirion, recorded only as the Dry River
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

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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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