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Doriath was founded during the Years of the Trees and survived until I 509; Gondolin stood between I 116 and I 510
Doriath was within the central forests of Beleriand; Gondolin was to the northwest, within the Encircling Mountains
Various; Doriath was primarily peopled by Sindar, while Gondolin was a Noldorin city, but with many Sindarin people
Other names
Doriath was also known as the Guarded Realm; Gondolin was also known as the Hidden City, Hidden Realm and Hidden Rock


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Hidden Kingdom

A name for both Doriath and Gondolin

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A name given to both Doriath (hidden within the Girdle of Melian), and Gondolin (concealed behind the Encircling Mountains).

See also...

Eärendil, Hidden King, Huor, Nellas

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