The Crissaegrim were home to the Great Eagles of Thorondor.

The great Eagles moved to The Crissaegrim after Morgoth's return to Thangorodrim. It was here that Thorondor, the Lord of the Eagles lived, and from here he watched for spies attempting to find the hidden city of Turgon in the vale of the River Sirion. The Crissaegrim formed a part of the southern Echoriath, which were the Encircling Mountains of Gondolin.[1][2]


Crissaegrim is Sindarin for "cleft mountain peaks", but in Tolkien's stories the place is usually referred to as Cirith Thoronath, the "Eagles' Cleft", or "Abode of Eagles" because the peaks were inaccessible from the ground.[citation needed]

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Armenian Կրիսսաեգրիմ
Belarusian Cyrillic Кріссаегрім
Bengali ক্রিস্যাএগ্রিম
Bulgarian Cyrillic Крисаегрим
Georgian კრიშალაგიმი
Gujarati ક્રિસિગ્રીમ
Hebrew קריסאגרים
Kannada ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಸಾಗ್ರಿಮ್
Macedonian Cyrillic Криссаегрим
Punjabi ਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਾਗਰਮ
Russian Криссаэгрим
Serbian Крисаигрим (Cyrillic) Krisaigrim (Latin)
Sinhalese ක්රිසාසාග්රම්
Tajik Cyrillic Крисаегим
Tamil க்ரிஸ்செக்ரிம்
Telugu క్రిస్సేగ్రిమ్


  1. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, Chapter III: "The Fall of Gondolin"