Maeglin

Lómion. ( Mothername meaning Child of the Twillight )

Maeglin, his fathername, meaning Sharp Glance.

Son of Aredhel and Eöl.

Born in F.A.year 320. Died in the fall of Gondolin F.A.510.

1 Age.

F.A.320. Maeglin born in Nan-Elmoth.

F.A.320-400. Aredhel called him Lómion but his father named him Maeglin when he was 12. As Maeglin grew up Aredhel told him about his ancestors and Maeglin would like to see them.

F.A.400. Maeglin and Aredhel escaped to Gondolin in and to Turgon Maeglins uncle. Here Maeglin fell in love with Idril but the love was not returned and this caused in the end the fall of Gondolin.. Eöl chased Aredhel and Maeglin and found the way to the hidden Kingdom. After the death of his father and mother Turgon fostered him in Gondolin where he became famous as a quarryman and chief of the folk of the Mole but he was arrogant and full of pride and not much loved among others.

F.A.468. Maedhros began the Union of Maedhros; it seemed for many that Morgoth was not unconqerable because of the deeds of Beren and Luthien and also Turgon in Gondolin in secret prepared for battle.

F.A.472. At midsummer was all ready and the army of the Union arrayed in the East and West. Fingons army was stationed in the hills of Ered Wethrin from Eithel Sirion to the Fen of Serech and Turgons host comming up unlooked for held the Passes of Sirion while Maedhros and his brothers, the Dwarves and the Swarthy Men was in the East. But treachery prevented the victory of the Elves. At the last meeting between Turgon, Huor and Hurin was Maeglin near and heard the words between them.

F.A.472 - 495. Maeglin wrought the Great Gate in Gondolin after the return from Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

F.A.503 - 509. Idrils misliking of Maeglin grew and her great power of piercing, further than even is the common of the Elves, with her thought the darkness of hearts of Man and Elves brought to her dark visions and fear of the future. Her misliking of Maeglin grew and her foreboding and mistrust in Maeglin secured the escape from the fall of Gondolin, she bade Tuor her husbond to start delwing a tunnel from their house which should run down benieth Tumladen against Christhorn.

F.A.509. This year Maeglin, as he often did, went to the hills searching for ore but he was captured by Orcs in the Encircling mountains of Gondolin and brought to Angband and Melkor to whom he betrayed Gondolin in return for his life and for Idril.

F.A.510. Melkor assailed Gondolin and during the battle Maeglin assailed Idril and Earendil in their house, trying to throw Earendil over the wall and into the flames below but they were rescued by Tuor in the uttermost moment. Maeglin was trown from the walls into the fire by Tuor.

Related links.: Battles.:Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Battle of Gondolin. Misc.: Union of Maedhros. Naming among Elves. Encyc.: Maeglin.