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Dates
Thorondor was extant during the First Age
Origins
Sent to Middle-earth by Manwë
Race
Division
Settlements
Dwelt at one time in the peaks of Thangorodrim, and later among the Crissaegrim above Gondolin
Other names
Title of
Thorondor, and possibly his descendants

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King of Eagles

A title given to Thorondor

A title given to Thorondor, the gigantic and noble eagle of the First Age, whose talons wounded the face of Morgoth himself. Thorondor dwelt among the peaks of the Crissaegrim, guarding Turgon's Hidden City of Gondolin from the forces of Morgoth until that city's Fall, and he came to the aid of the Elves many times during the First Age.

In The Hobbit, we meet a character who carries the title 'Lord of Eagles', a title that was also borne by Thorondor in the Elder Days. Whether the title of 'King of Eagles' was also passed down through the Ages like this cannot be known - in Tolkien's writings, it is only ever used of Thorondor himself.


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