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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
===In the Beginning ===
 
===In the Beginning ===
After escaping one of the tribes of [[Easterlings]] where he had been held as a slave, [[Tuor]] lived by the shores of [[Lake Mithrim]] hunting in its woods and learning lore from the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]] that wandered in the region. At some point he found a cave through which a river ran, and was driven to follow it by a mysterious and sudden spring of water. He met a couple of the Noldor (characters who would become [[Gelmir (messenger of Círdan)|Gelmir]] and [[Arminas]]) and came through the cave into the [[Rainbow Cleft]]. Tuor spent a time dwelling on the shores of the region (presumably [[Nevrast]]) before a group swans encouraged him to follow them. There followed a long trek south into more pleasant lands where the trend of the coast was more west-east than north-south. Eventually he reached a land where a river emptied into the sea. There, during the night he met a group of the Ñoldor who guided him far inland, to Arlisgion from where he followed the course of the River [[Sirion]] north until he came to [[Nan-tathren]], the beautiful valley of willows. In this region Tuor was content to live, but [[Ulmo]] Lord of Waters, who had willed Tuor on this journey, came before Tuor in person, bidding him to seek the hidden city of Gondolin. This Tuor did, but soon the Ñoldor guides deserted him, fearing the reach of Morgoth's power. Only [[Voronwë]] remained with him and together they found a way to the Hidden City.
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Tuor lived by the shores of [[Lake Mithrim]] hunting in its woods and learning lore from the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]] that wandered in the region. At some point however he is driven by some force of fate to enter a cave through which a river ran. Driven on he meets a couple of the Noldor (characters who would become [[Gelmir (messenger of Círdan)|Gelmir]] and [[Arminas]]) and comes through the cave into the [[Rainbow Cleft]]. Tuor spent a time dwelling on the shores of the region (presumably [[Nevrast]]) before three swans encouraged him to follow them, because he had a great liking of the birds and took them as his symbol. There-follows a long trek south into more pleasant lands where the trend of the coast was more west-east than north-south. Eventually he reaches a land where a river empties into the sea. There, during the night he is met by a group of the Ñoldor who guide him far inland, to Arlisgion from where he followed the course of the River [[Sirion]] north until he came to [[Nan-tathren]], the beautiful valley of willows. In this region Tuor was content to live and fearing this, [[Ulmo]] lord of waters who had willed Tuor on this journey came before Tuor in person, bidding him to seek the hidden city of Gondolin. This Tuor does, but soon the Ñoldor guides desert him fearing the reach of Morgoth's power. Only [[Voronwë]] remains with him and together they find a way to the hidden city.
  
 
The above section of the tale was replaced in its entirety by ''[Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin]'' which retains many features and phrases but changes dramatically the narrative. In ''Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin'' Tuor is guided by the swans to [[Turgon]]'s old city of [[Vinyamar]] where he finds arms and armour left for him by Turgon at the bidding of Ulmo. There the encounter with Ulmo takes place who sends him Voronwë, saved from a shipwreck to guide Tuor to Gondolin (the other Ñoldor do not appear). The journey is also considerably shorter, both in distance and the time it takes, as Tuor and Voronwë turn east beyond [[Mount Taras]] traveling the wilderness south of the line of the [[Ered Wethrin]]. However from the moment the travelers see Gondolin for the first time, ''The Fall of Gondolin'' is the only source.
 
The above section of the tale was replaced in its entirety by ''[Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin]'' which retains many features and phrases but changes dramatically the narrative. In ''Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin'' Tuor is guided by the swans to [[Turgon]]'s old city of [[Vinyamar]] where he finds arms and armour left for him by Turgon at the bidding of Ulmo. There the encounter with Ulmo takes place who sends him Voronwë, saved from a shipwreck to guide Tuor to Gondolin (the other Ñoldor do not appear). The journey is also considerably shorter, both in distance and the time it takes, as Tuor and Voronwë turn east beyond [[Mount Taras]] traveling the wilderness south of the line of the [[Ered Wethrin]]. However from the moment the travelers see Gondolin for the first time, ''The Fall of Gondolin'' is the only source.

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