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Annon-in-Gelydh

The location of Annon-in-Gelydh on a map of Middle-earth.

Annon-in-Gelydh (i.e. "Gate of the Noldor") was a gateway in between the mountains Nevrast and Hithlum. It was built by the Noldor Elves early in the First Age.

DescriptionEdit

The gate was an entrance to a tunnel that went beneath the western coastal mountain range of Dor-lómin, which was formed by a rushing "turbulent water". Here was an underground waterfall with a stairway next to it. This tunnel terminated at the Cirith Ninniach, or "Rainbow Cleft", where the water source met the Firth of Drengist.

HistoryEdit

It was constructed early in the First Age by the people of Turgon, long before Tuor was born. After he moved to Gondolin, the Gate was lost until it was rediscovered and used by Tuor in his escape from the lands of Hithlum.

EtymologyEdit

"Annon" translates from the Sindarin word for 'Great Door or Gate', plural ennyn", also found in the words Morannon and Sirannon, or 'Gate of the Noldor'.

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