23 Jul 04 8:56 AM
Reply To: 28446
Yep, I think you've got the houses right, but here's a list just for clarity, plus descriptive quotes from the Book of Lost Tales 2 (p. 173-175). There are twelve houses of Gondolin, including Tuor's.
House Name - Head of House
King's house - Turgon
"Mighty was the array of the house of the King and their colors were white and gold and red, and their emblems the moon and the sun and the scarlet heart."
Fountain - Ecthelion
"There came from the south of the city the people of the Fountain, and Ecthelion was their lord, and silver and diamonds were their delight; and swords very long and bright and pale did they wield, and they went into battle to the music of flutes."
Heavenly Arch - Egalmoth
"But they of the Heavenly Arch being a folk of uncounted wealth were arrayed in a glory of colors, and their arms were set with jewels that flamed in the light now over the sky. Every shield of that battalion was of the blue of the heavens and its boss a jewel built of seven gems... but an opal of great size was set in their helms. Egalmoth was their chieftain, and wore a blue mantle upon which the stars were broidered in crystal, and his sword was [curved]..."
Golden Flower - Glorfindel
"There stood the house of the Golden Flower who bared a rayed sun upon their shield, and their chief Glorfindel bare a mantel so broidered in threads of gold that it was [covered] with celandine as a field in spring; and his arms were [inlaid] with cunning gold."
Hammer of Wrath - Rog(?)
"Now the last of the battalions was furnished by the folk of the Hammer of Wrath, and of these came the best smiths and craftsmen...reverenced Aulë...fought with maces...shields were heavy...sign of this people was the Stricken Anvil, and a hammer that smiteth sparks about it was set on their shield, and red gold and black iron was their delight."
Tree - Galdor
"There were those of the house of the Tree, and they were a great house, and their raiment was green. They fought with iron-studded clubs or with slings, and their lord Galdor was held the most valiant of all the [Gondolindrim] save Turgon alone."
Pillar - Penlod
"There too were the folk of the Pillar and of the Tower of Snow, and both these kindreds were marshaled by Penlod, tallest of the [Noldor]."
Tower of Snow - Penlod
Swallow - Duilin
"Now the folk of the Swallow bore a fan of feathers on their helms, and they were arrayed in white and dark blue and in purple and black and showed an arrowhead on their shields. Their lord was Duilin, swiftest of all men to run and leap and surest of archers at a mark."
Harp - Salgant
"Behind [the Fountain] came the host of the Harp, and this was a battalion of brave warriors; but their leader Salgant was a craven, and he fawned upon [Maeglin]. They were [arrayed] with tassels of silver and tassels of gold, and harp of silver shone in their blazonry upon and field of black; but Salgant bore one of gold, and he alone rode into battle of all the sons of the [Gondolindrim]…”
Mole - Maeglin
"But the folk of [Maeglin] were drawn up in the same place, and sable was their harness, and they bore no sign or emblem, but their round caps of steel were covered with moleskin, and they fought with axes two-headed like mattocks."
Wing - Tuor
"Now in the midmost of these stood Tuor above all heads, and his mail of silver gleamed; and about him was a press of the stoutest of the folk. Lo! all these wore wings as it were of swans or gulls upon their helms, and the emblem of the White Wing was upon their shields."
Hope this helps!