The Siege of Angband was the name given to a 400 year-long Ñoldor containment of Morgoth's forces within his fortress of Angband during the First Age, which began following the Dagor Aglareb. Though called a siege, this containment was not technically a siege at all as the Elves and Edain were unable to actually assault Angband; they were merely able to battle Morgoth's Orcs when they chose to emerge.


The encirclement of Angband was incomplete, as Morgoth was still capable of sending out various forces of Orcs to weaken the Ñoldor (such as the attack of Hithlum), mainly from the impassable north flanks of the fortress near the unguarded Iron Mountains. The Ñoldor had grown strong enough, however, and these raiding forces posed no significant threat. But these raids enabled Morgoth to coerce people who were captured to his service, which would later prove very disastrous to the Ñoldor and their allies.

Though considered by Fingolfin, the Elves never planned in earnest nor executed any sort of offensive action against Angband. The Elven kingdoms had prospered greatly during the time of the siege, and most were unwilling to engage in a seemingly needless battle in which they believed innumerable Elves would perish, whether in victory or defeat. The Elves in fact did not have the ability to overthrow Angband no matter what they did, but at the time, Fingolfin did not fully comprehend the power of Morgoth. The Siege was broken in the Dagor Bragollach in FA 455, and no similar leaguer was ever re-established.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Beleg van Angband
Albanian Rrethimi i Angband
Amharic ጺአገ ኦፍ ዓንግባንድ ?
Arabic حصار أنجباند
Armenian Սիեգե ոֆ Անգբանդ
Azerbaijani Angband Mühasirə
Belarusian Cyrillic Сіеге оф Ангбанд ?
Bengali আঙ্বান্দ এর অবরোধ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Обсадата на Ангбанд
Bosnian Opsade Angband
Catalan Setge d'Àngband
Cebuano Paglikos sa Angband
Chinese 安格班之圍
Corsican Assediu di Angband
Croatian Opsada Angbanda
Czech Obležení Angbandu
Danish Belejringen af Angband
Dari صیهگه وف انگباند ?
Dutch Beleg van Angband
Esperanto Sieĝo de Angband
Estonian Piiramisrõngas Angbandist
Filipino Paglusob sa Angband
Finnish Angbandin piiritys
French Siège de Angband
Georgian შიეგე ოf ანგბანდ ?
German Belagerung von Angband
Greek πολιορκία της Ανγβανδ
Gujarati ષિએગે ઓફ આઙ્બન્દ
Haiti Creole Syèj nan Angband
Hausa Kewaye da Angband
Hebrew מצור מאנגבאנד
Hindi षिएगे ओफ़ आङ्बन्द
Hungarian Ostrom Angband
Icelandic Umsátrinu um angband
Igbo Nọchibidoro nke Angband
Italian Assedio di Angband
Indonesian Pengepungan Angband
Irish Gaelic Iéigear ar Angband
Japanese アングバンドの包囲
Kazakh Cyrillic Сіеге оф Ангбанд
Kurdish سیه‌گه‌ ۆف ئنگباند (Arabic script) Dorpêçkirina Angbandê (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Сиэгэ оф Ангбанд
Latin Obsidione Angbandum
Latvian Aplenkuma Angband
Lithuanian Apgultis Angband
Luxembourgish Belagerung vun Angband
Macedonian Cyrillic Сиеге оф Ангбанд
Malagasy Fahirano ny Angband
Malay Pengepungan Angband
Maltese Assedju ta ' Angband
Maori Whakapaenga o Angband
Mongolian Cyrillic Сиеге оф Ангбанд ?
Nepalese षिएगे ओफ़ आङ्बन्द
Norwegian Beleiringen av Angband
Pashto صیېګې وف آنګباند
Persian صیهگه وف انگباند ?
Polish Oblężenie Angbandu
Portuguese Cerco de Angband
Romanian Asediu de Angband
Russian Осада Ангбанда
Scottish Gaelic Sèist de Angband
Serbian Опсада Ангбанда (Cyrillic) Opsada Angbanda (Latin)
Sesotho Thibelloa ha Angband
Sinhalese ෂිඑගෙ ඔෆ් ආඞ්බඳ්
Slovak Obliehanie Angbandu
Slovenian Obleganje Angband
Somali Hareereeyo of Angband
Spanish Sitio de Angband
Sudanese Dikepungna Angband
Swahili Kuzingirwa ya Angband
Swedish Belägringen av Angband
Tajik Cyrillic Сиеге оф Ангбанд
Telugu షిఎగె ఒf ఆఙ్బన్ద ?
Turkish Angband Kuşatması
Turkmen Gabaw Angband ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Сіеґе оф Анґбанд
Urdu انگبند کا محاصرہ ?
Uyghur سىەگە وف ئنگباند
Uzbek Сиеге оф Ангбанд (Cyrillic) Angband Qamal (Latin)
Vietnamese Bao vây của Angband
Welsh Gwarchae o Angband
Yiddish סיעגע פון אַנגבאַנד
Yoruba Idoti ti Angband
Yucatec Maya Asedio u Angband

First BattleDagor-nuin-GiliathDagor AglarebSiege of AngbandDagor BragollachNirnaeth ArnoediadWar of Wrath


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