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This article is about the the elf of Gondolin. For the steward, see Egalmoth.


Lords of gondolin by kazuki mendou-d6r4vo6
Egalmoth (fourth from the farthest left) amongst the other Lords of Gondolin, by Kazuki Mendou


Biographical information

Other names
Egalmoth of the Heavenly Arch
Lord of the House of the Heavenly Arch
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Unknown, possibly none
Maiden name
Curved Elven-blade ?

Physical description

Hair color
Eye color

Egalmoth was an Ñoldorin Elf-lord of Gondolin during the First Age.


Egalmoth, along with Glorfindel and Ecthelion, was Aredhel's escort when she left Gondolin in search of the Sons of Fëanor. The escort was not admitted into Doriath and traveled to Ered Gorgoroth instead. Egalmoth and his companions were separated from Aredhel and when they could not find her, they returned to Gondolin empty-handed.

Fall of GondolinEdit

Egalmoth was the wealthy Lord of the House of the Heavenly Arch. He defended the realm with valor but after the fall of the gate he was forced to flee, but not before gathering survivors. Before their escape through Idril's Secret Way, he and Tuor fought the enemy in the Square. When it was clear that the situation was hopeless, he escaped via the secret way thus surviving the Fall of Gondolin. He fled to the Mouths of Sirion with fellow survivors, and later died in the attack by the Sons of Fëanor.[1]


The name Egalmoth has unclear origins, though it is likely to have been Sindarin. The first element egal has many possibilities to its origin, including eglerio or egleria ("praise, glorify"), egnas (which is rather appropriately found in both Ñoldorin and Sindarin), or êg ("sharp point"), eglon or eglir (which were names given to the Ñoldor by the Sindar), or egol ("forsaken"). The second component of 'Egalmoth' is likely to have come from the Sindarin word moth ("dusk").

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐጋልሞጥ ?
Arabic ىعالموته
Armenian Եգալմոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Егалмотh
Bengali এগাল্মথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Егалмотх
Georgian ეგალმოთი
Greek Εγαλμοθ
Gujarati ઍગલ્મોથ
Hebrew יגאלמותה
Hindi एगल्मोथ
Japanese エガモス
Kazakh Cyrillic Егалмотһ
Kurdish ه‌گالمۆته (Arabic script) Egalmoth (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эгалмотh
Macedonian Cyrillic Егалмотһ
Marathi एगल्मोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Егалмотh
Nepalese एगल्मोथ
Pashto ېګالموته ?
Persian یگالموته ?
Punjabi ਏਗਲ੍ਮੋਥ
Russian Эгалмот
Sanskrit एगल्मोथ्
Serbian Егалмотх (Cyrillic) Egalmoth (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒගල්මොථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Егалмотҳ
Tamil ஏகல்மொத்ஹ்
Telugu ఏగల్మొథ
Tigrinya ዐጋልሞጥ ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еґалмотг ?
Urdu ےگالموته ?
Uyghur ەگالموتھ
Uzbek Егалмотҳ (Cyrillic) Egalmoth (Latin)
Yiddish עגאַלמאָטה


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 2: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter 3: "The Fall of Gondolin"

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