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Battle of Tumhalad
Turin Bears Gwindor to Safety Battle of Tumhalad
Turin bears Gwindor's body from the field during the battle.
Conflict: The War of the Jewels
Date: FA 495
Place: Plain of Tumhalad
Outcome: Victory for the forces of Morgoth
Combatants
Elves of Nargothrond Forces of Morgoth
Commanders
Orodreth
Gwindor
Túrin Turambar
Morgoth
Glaurung
Strength
2,000-3,000 Nargothrond Elves ~10,000 Orcs
Trolls
Wargs
one Dragon
Casualties
Most all the Host of Nargothrond except Túrin Approximately 2,000 Orcs
Other Battles of Beleriand

Battle of the Lammoth - Battle of the Firth of Drengist - Glaurung's attack on the Beleriand - Battle of the Thousand Caves - Battle of Sarn Athrad - Battle of Tumhalad - Second Kinslaying - Fall of Gondolin - Third Kinslaying


The Battle of Tumhalad was the last battle of the Elves of Nargothrond and the last of the pitched battles against the forces of Morgoth until the War of Wrath. It was fought on the plain of Tumhalad between the river Narog and its tributary, the river Ginglith in FA 495.

HistoryEdit

The battle was fought as result of a massive Orc buildup beneath the Ered Wethrin and in the Pass of Sirion. Messengers from Círdan the Shipwright brought these tidings, with a message from Círdan concerning a warning given to Círdan by the Vala Ulmo. Ulmo had told Círdan that the Elves of Nargothrond shouldn't fight abroad, and instead to stay in their fortress.

Túrin Turambar, who had by this time become an influential commander of Nargothrond's armed forces, urged its king, Orodreth to venture out and fight the forces of Morgoth in the open. The Elves of Nargothrond, however, weren't used to battle in the open field for they had always waged a secret war, ambushing but never assaulting the forces of Morgoth. Also, the evil hosts were larger than anticipated and led by the Dragon, Glaurung.

Ultimately, the forces of Nargothrond couldn't withstand the assault of the enemy host and were driven towards the plain of Tumhalad, where most of them, including King Orodreth and his kinsman Gwindor, were slain. Only Túrin withstood the fiery attack of Glaurung for he wore the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin. The defeat suffered by the Elves paved the road for the Sack of Nargothrond by Glaurung, and the death and enslavement of many captives, including Finduilas.[1][2][3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Veldslag van Tumhalad
Albanian Beteja e Tumhalad
Arabic معركة تر طومها لاد
Armenian Տումհալադ ճակատամարտ
Azerbaijani Tumhalad Vuruşması
Basque Tumhalad Gudua
Belarusian Cyrillic Тумhалад бітва
Bengali টুম্হালাদ যুদ্ধ
Bosnian Bitka kod Tumhalad
Bulgarian Cyrillic Битка при Тумхалад
Burmese ၏စစ်တိုက် ဋုမ္ဟလဒ္ ?
Catalan Batalla de les Tumhalad
Cebuano Gubat sa Tumhalad
Chichewa Ckhondo ya Tumhalad
Chinese (Hong Kong) 淌哈拉德谷戰役
Corsican Battagghia di Tumhalad
Croatian Bitka kod Tumhalad
Czech Bitva u Tumhalad
Danish Slaget ved Tumhalad
Dutch Slag bij Tumhalad
Esperanto Batalo de la Tumhalad
Estonian Lahing Tumhalad
Filipino Labanan ng Tumhalad
Finnish Tumhalad Taistelu
French Bataille de Tumhalad
Frisian Slach fan Tumhalad
Galician Batalla das Tumhalad
Georgian ბრძოლა ტუმჰალადთან
German Schlacht von Tumhalad
Greek Μάχη των Τυμχαλάδ ?
Gujarati બત્ત્લે ઓફ ટુમ્હલદ
Hausa Yakin Tumhalad
Hawaiian Ke Kaua o Tumhalad
Hebrew קרב טומהאלאד
Hindi बैटल ऑफ़ तुमहलाद
Hungarian Tumhalad Csata
Icelandic Bardaga á Tumhalad
Igbo Agha nke Tumhalad
Indonesian Pertempuran Tumhalad
Irish Gaelic Cath Tumhalad
Italian Battaglia di Tumhalad
Japanese つmはぁd の戦い ?
Kazakh Cyrillic Тұмһалад шайқас
Korean Tumhalad 의 전투 ?
Kurdish باتتله‌ ۆف تومهالاد (Arabic script) Şerê Tumhalad (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тумhалад согуш
Lao ການຕໍ່ສູ້ຂອງ ຕມຫະຣະດ ?
Latin Pugna ad Tumhalad
Latvian Tumhalad Kauja
Lithuanian Tumhalad Mūšis
Luxembourgish Schluecht vun Tumhalad
Macedonian Cyrillic битка на Тумхалад
Malay Pertempuran Tumhalad
Malayalam ടുംഹലദ് യുദ്ധത്തിനുശേഷം ?
Maltese Battalja ta Tumhalad
Maori Pakanga o Tumhalad
Marathi टुम्हलद युद्ध
Mongolian Cyrillic Тумhалад тулаан
Nepalese टुम्हलद को लडाई
Norwegian Slaget ved Tumhalad
Occitan Batalha dei Tumhalad
Pashto د جګړې طومهالاد
Persian نبرد طومهالاد
Polish Bitwa pod Tumhalad
Portuguese Batalha das Tumhalad
Punjabi ਲੜਾਈ ਦੀ ਟੁਮ੍ਹਲਦ
Romanian Bătălia de la Tumhalad
Romansh Tumhalad Bataglia ?
Russian Битва при Тумхаладе
Scottish Gaelic Blàr Tumhalad
Serbian Тумхалад битка (Cyrillic) Bitka kod Tumhalad (Latin)
Sesotho Ntoa ea Tumhalad
Shona Hondo Tumhalad
Sicilian Battagghia di li Tumhalad
Sinhalese ටුම්හලද් සටන
Slovak Bitka pri Tumhalad
Slovenian Bitka pri Tumhalad
Somali Dagaalka ee Tumhalad
Swahili Vita ya Tumhalad
Swedish Slaget vid Tumhalad
Tajik Cyrillic Ҷанг оф Тумҳалад
Tamil டும்ஹலத் போர்
Telugu టుమ్హలద యుద్ధం
Thai การต่อสู้ของ ฏุมฮะละด ?
Turkish Tumhalad Muharebesi
Ukrainian Cyrillic Битва при Тумгалад
Urdu ٹومہلاد کی جنگ
Uzbek Баттле оф Тумҳалад (Cyrillic) Tumhalad Jangi (Latin)
Vietnamese Trận Tumhalad
Welsh Brwydr Tumhalad
Yiddish שלאַכט פון טומהאַלאַד
Yoruba Ogun ti Tumhalad
Yucatec Maya Batalla u Tumhalad
Zulu Impi yase-Tumhalad

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, II: "Narn i Chîn Húrin" (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
  3. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, XI: "The Fall of Nargothrond"

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