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Battle of the Firth of Drengist

Conflict: The War of the Jewels
Date: FA 155 ?
Place: Hills the at head of the Firth of Drengist
Outcome: Victory for the Ñoldor of Hithlum
The Ñoldor of Hithlum (Kingdom of Fingolfin) Morgoth
Fingon Morgoth
Unknown, possibly only a few thousand or less for only part of the armies of Hithlum were involved Unknown, possibly only a few thousand or less
Unknown, probably light Almost the entire army, remaining Orcs driven into the sea
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 the Firth of Drengist was a battle of the War of the Jewels between the forces of Morgoth and the forces of the Ñoldor of Hithlum.


Almost one-hundred years after the Dagor Aglareb, Morgoth, believing that Fingolfin's watch was weak, chose to attack him from the west instead of from the northeast. Coming down from the cold north where no elf would dare enter, they came down the coasts of the Beleriand following the route of the exiles long ago and entered the Firth of Drengist, hoping to take them by surprise but they were espied before they could do so. The Ñoldor, led by Fingon easily defeated them and drove the survivors into the sea. Afterwards, Morgoth choose to achieve his ends by stealth biding his time and waiting until his strength was built before he ever attacked in force again.

The battle was relatively small compared to those of past and was historically considered to be relatively unimportant despite the victory[1]


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"

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