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Built I 472 or shortly thereafter; fell to Melkor I 510
Guarding the entrance from the Orfalch Echor onto the plain of Tumladen
Made by Maeglin
Other names


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Seventh Gate

The Last Gate of Gondolin

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Map of the Seventh Gate of Gondolin
The location of the Seventh Gate within the Orfalch Echor (not to scale)

The huge steel gate that barred the final entrance into the Orfalch Echor, and so to the Hidden City of Gondolin. Some sources suggest that it was built by Maeglin after the escape of the armies of Gondolin from the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

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