The smiths of Gondolin, using Noldorin techniques and magics, made powerful magic blades. In "The Hobbit", the swords Orcrist, Glamdring and a long dagger later named Sting were found in a Rhudaur Troll-Hoard. Each of these weapons had the ability to detect Goblins/Orcs in the immediate vicinity by glowing blue. They also had the property of striking fear in the hearts of Orcs when used against them in combat. All were well-crafted, and extraordinarily sharp. Apparently, Gondolinian weapons were impervious to rust and corrosion, as the examples found in the trolls' lair were over six thousand years old and had been hanging in the lair for an indeterminate length of time, yet were sharp and ready for use when unsheathed.

The dagger Sting was known to have special powers against giant spiders (distant offspring of Ungoliant) and could cut their webs with ease. It also was highly effective against Shelob, cutting the spider's eyes and wounding her sufficiently that she fled in pain. Whether the longer Gondolin swords mentioned in Tolkien's works had similar powers versus spiders is unknown. Such creatures were common in the Ered Gorgoroth south of Gondolin.


External links

* [http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Fall_of_Gondolin The Fall of Gondolin (unfinished)] , and [http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Twelve_Houses_of_the_Gondothlim Detailed information on the Twelve Houses of the Gondothlim]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gondolin — Dénomination Ondolindë Gondobar Gondothlimbar Gwarestrin Gar Thurion Loth Lothengriol Description Cité blanche construite sur une colline, à l intérieur de l Echoriath Emplacement Tumladen, Beleriand Existence fondée vers 126 P. A., détruite en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gondolin — (del quenya Ondolinde «canción de piedra» y el sindarin Gond dolen «roca escondida») es una ciudad ficticia que aparece en las obras de J. R. R. Tolkien ambientadas en la Tierra Media. Fue una ciudad secreta de los Noldor de la Primera Edad… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gondolin — era la ciudad élfica más hermosa y famosa de la Tierra Media, fue constrúïda por Turgon en secreto con la ayuda de Ulmo, el segundo más grande de los Señores de los Valar, que bendeció y dio protección a la ciudad. Levantada en piedra blanca… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gondolin — bezeichnet Regionen und Orte in Tolkiens Welt#Gondolin einen Bootstyp (eine kleine Gondel) in Venedig eine Höhlensystem in Südafrika, in dem Vormenschen Fossilien entdeckt wurden, siehe Gondolin Höhle Diese Seite ist eine Begrif …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gondolin —  / Hidden Realm     The Hidden Rock (see Ondolindë), secret city of King Turgon surrounded by the Encircling Mountains (Echoriath); destroyed by Morgoth.        Turgon s Hidden Refuge.    The great Hidden City of Turgon was concealed from friend… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Von Tuor und dem Fall von Gondolin — ist eines der drei großen Epen des englischen Schriftstellers J. R. R. Tolkien, die im Ersten Zeitalter seiner fiktiven Welt Mittelerde spielen. Tolkien selbst stellt dar, dass dies die älteste der Geschichten Mittelerdes ist.[1] Veröffentlicht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • La Chute de Gondolin — La chute de la Tour du Roi et la mort de Turgon Auteur J. R. R. Tolkien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fall of Gondolin — In the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Fall of Gondolin is the name of one of the original Lost Tales which formed the basis for a section in his later work, The Silmarillion . The Fall of Gondolin tells of the founding of the Elven city of… …   Wikipedia

  • Caída de Gondolin — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La caída de Gondolin es un acontecimiento ficticio que tiene lugar dentro del legendarium creado por el escritor británico J. R. R. Tolkien y que es narrado en su novela póstuma El Silmarillion. Contenido 1 Historia… …   Wikipedia Español

  • La caída de Gondolin — No debe confundirse con la caída de Gondolin, el acontecimiento así conocido narrado en este relato. «La caída de Gondolin» de J. R. R. Tolkien Editado por Christopher Tolkien Género …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.