The Echoriath formed a natural circle of rock enclosing the valley later called Tumladen, within which lay the Elven city of Gondolin. A hidden ravine provided the only access through the Echoriath a way guarded by seven gates. The Eagles led by Thorondor took residence in a southern part of the mountains called the Crissaegrim and for long kept the spies of Morgoth from discovering the location of Gondolin.
Fingolfin, a High King of the Ñoldor, was buried in the Echoriath north of Gondolin in a great cairn, his body having been taken there by the eagle Thorondor after he was slain in his duel with Morgoth.
|Mountain Ranges of Arda|
Ash Mountains | Echoriath | Ephel Dúath | Ered Gorgoroth | Blue Mountains | Ered Lómin | Grey Mountains | Ered Wethrin | Iron Hills | Iron Mountains | Misty Mountains | Mountains of Angmar | Mountains of Mirkwood | Mountains of Mithrim | Orocarni | Pelóri | Wall of the Sun | White Mountains
- The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 14-5 & 23