Glorfindel and the Balrog

Glorfindel battles a Balrog in Cirith Thoronath, by Ted Nasmith

Cirith Thoronath was a pass in the Echoriath northwest of Gondolin.[1]


Cirith Thoronath was the place through which the refugees from the Fall of Gondolin made their escape after passing through Idril's Secret Way. It was here that they were set upon by a Balrog, who was challenged by Glorfindel, leading to a fierce battle between the two. After ruining its helmet and piercing its belly, Glorfindel was dragged by the demon over a nearby cliff, with both falling to their deaths. [2]


Cirith Thoronath was Sindarin for 'cleft of the eagles'.[3]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጪሪጥ ጥሆሮናጥ
Arabic چيريته طهوروناته ?
Assyrian ܫܝܪܝܬܗ ܛܗܥܪܥܢܐܬܗ
Belarusian Cyrillic Кірітh Тhоронатh
Bengali চিরিথ ঠরনাথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Циритх Тхоронатх
Dari کیریت طهوروناته
Georgian კირით თორონათი
Greek Κιριθ Θοροναθ
Gujarati ચિરિથ ઠોરોનથ
Hebrew שיריתה טהורונאתה ?
Kannada ಚಿರಿಥ ಠೊರೊನಥ
Kazakh Cyrillic Цірітһ Тһоронатһ
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Киритh Тhоронатh
Macedonian Cyrillic Циритх Тхоронатх
Marathi चिरिथ थोरोनथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Киритh Тhоронатh
Nepalese चिरिथ ठोरोनथ
Persian کیریت طهوروناته
Punjabi ਕਿਰਿਥ ਥੋਰੋਨਥ
Russian Циритх Тхоронатх
Sanskrit चिरिथ् ठोरोनथ्
Serbian Циритх Тхоронатх (Cyrillic) Cirith Thoronath (Latin)
Sinhalese චිරිථ් ඨොරොනථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Чиритҳ Тҳоронатҳ
Tamil சிரித்ஹ் ட்ஹொரொநத்ஹ்
Telugu చిరిథ ఠొరొనథ
Thai กิริถ ฐโรโนะถ ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Кірітг Тгоронатг
Uzbek Киритҳ Тҳоронатҳ (Cyrillic) Kirith Thoronath (Latin)
Yiddish סיריטה טהאָראָנאַטה


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Gondolin"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter III: "The Fall of Gondolin"
  3. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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