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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Hidden within the Encircling Mountains, to the west of Dorthonion
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Gondolin stood on Amon Gwareth in the midst of Tumladen
Pronunciation
too'mlahden
Meaning
'Wide, open valley'
Note
There was also a valley in the White Mountains named Tumladen in the Third Age; for more on that valley see the entry for Tumladen

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Tumladen

The valley of Gondolin

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The hidden valley among the Encircling Mountains discovered by Turgon under the guidance of Ulmo, in which he founded the city of Gondolin.


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