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Dorthonion overwhelmed in the Dagor Bragollach

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 1st Age

Year: 0455

Description:

An event in the Dagor Bragollach; see that entry for an overview:
[They] assaulted the fortresses of the Noldor..., and slew wherever they found them the Noldor and their allies, Grey-elves and Men.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

In the assault upon the defences of Dorthonion Angrod and [Aegnor 1]... fell....

The War of the Jewels, HoME Vol 11, Part 1, The Grey Annals

The sons of Finarfin bore most heavily the brunt of the assault, and Angrod and Aegnor were slain; beside them fell Bregolas lord of the house of Bëor, and a great part of the warriors of that people....

So great was the onslaught of Morgoth that Fingolfin and Fingon could not come to the aid of the sons of Finarfin....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin


Notes
1This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts. For the sake of clarity, earlier versions of proper names used by Tolkien in this draft have been replaced with the versions in use in the canon sources. All substitutions are marked with brackets.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 14Mar10

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