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House of the Tree

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"There were those of the Tree, and they were a great house."
The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin

The House of the Tree was one of the noble Houses of the Gondolindrim of Gondolin, under the leadership of Galdor. They wore green, and carried iron-studded clubs and slings.

During the Fall of Gondolin, they were one of the two main kindreds that first hurled themselves upon the Balrogs and Orcs upon the destruction of the Gate of Gondolin. They guarded the western entrance to the Arch of Inwë. Many escaped the slaughter with Tuor, and were scouts ahead of the women and children, for they had "eyes like cats in the dark", later dwelling at the Mouths of Sirion. They are often referred to as the People or Folk of Galdor.[1]

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"
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