Gandalf resurrected on the peak of Zirakzigil
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: February 15, 3019
An event in the aftermath of the Battles between Gandalf and the Balrog of Moria; see that entry for an overview:
.... Gandalf returns to life, and lies in a trance.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
'Naked I was sent back — for a brief time, until my task is done. And naked I lay upon the mountain-top. The tower behind was crumbled into dust, the window gone; the ruined stair was choked with burned and broken stone. I was alone, forgotten, without escape upon the hard horn of the world. There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over, and each day was as long as a life-age of the earth. Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone. And so at the last Gwaihir the Windlord found me....'
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 5, The White Rider
Elena Tiriel 20Jul04