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Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: The Gate of the Noldor

Location: An entrance to a tunnel delved by the Noldor in the Echoing Mountains, Ered Lómin, connecting western Hithlum to the Rainbow Cleft, leading to the coast near Nevrast.


[Tuor] went westwards across Dor-lómin, and found Annon-in-Gelydh, the Gate of the Noldor, which the people of Turgon built when they dwelt in Nevrast long years before. Thence a dark tunnel led beneath the mountains, and issued into Cirith Ninniach, the Rainbow Cleft, through which a turbulent water ran towards the western sea. Thus it was that Tuor's flight from Hithlum was marked by neither Man nor Orc, and no knowledge of it came to the ears of Morgoth.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 23, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

Elithien 9Nov03
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