The Fall of Gondolin - Pages 128-144 Summary & Analysis

J.R.R. Tolkien
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Christopher introduces text he included in Silmarillion. Written in 1930, this version of The Fall has no other known drafts or outlines. While more compressed than the main tale, it was not written without care. Christopher says there are two versions: the first he calls Q I that was published, and a second, Q II, which is actually complete. A few details have been changed in this version, and Christopher includes all relevant revisions.

The narrator describes the river Sirion running through fertile plains. The power of Ulmo keeps the Orcs away. However, after the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Isfin is forced to marry Eöl and has a son named Meglin. Turgon’s men escape Morgoth and only Ulmo knows that they have returned to the secret city of Gondolin that Turgon built years before. They used enchantments and Ulmo’s magic to...

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