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In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nargothrond ("Halls of Narog") is the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand, and the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) ruled by the city. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the River Narog was the chief river of West Beleriand, the largest tributary of River Sirion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ...

Inspired by Menegroth in Doriath, and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of Morgoth, Finrod established it in the early years of the First Age, in the Caverns of Narog beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth on the western bank of Narog. He was aided by the Dwarves of the Ered Luin, who also made for him the Nauglamir, the Necklace of the Dwarves. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Menegroth, the Thousand Caves, was the city in the land of Doriath which was home to king Thingol and queen Melian of the Sindarin people. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Doriath was the land of the Sindar. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the rise of the Sun and the arrival of the Ñoldor in the land Beleriand in Middle-earth, and ended with the overthrow of Morgoth. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature, often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... The Ered Luin or Blue Mountains, also known as Ered Lindon, is the mountain range at the far west of Eriador, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Nauglamír or Necklace of the Dwarves is a piece of jewellry which appears at the end of the Narn i Chîn Húrin. ...


However, Finrod was not the first to delve in those caves: it had first been inhabited by the Petty-Dwarves before they were driven out.


Originally it could only be reached by a narrow path along the banks of the river, but later a bridge was built across Narog.


Finrod ruled Nargothrond until he joined Beren in his quest for the Silmaril and gave it to Orodreth. However, the sons of Fëanor, Celegorm and Curufin lived in Nargothrond at this time and were more powerful than Orodreth until Finrod's death was reported, at which time they were exiled. Beren is a fictional character, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Silmarils are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Orodreth was an Elf of the First Age, the son of Angrod and nephew of Finrod Felagund, and a ruler of Nargothrond. ... Fëanor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle_earth universe, and central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... Celegorm is a character in J.R.R. Tolkiens world of Middle_earth. ... Curufin is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth. ...


Túrin Turambar later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon Glaurung. In The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, Túrin Turambar was a Man of Middle-earth, who became a tragic hero (or anti-hero) of the First Age in the tale called Narn i Chîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin). Unpublished drafts of... Known as the Deceiver, Glaurung was a land-bound fire-breathing Dragon, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...


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Nargothrond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
Tolkien, Nargothrond ("The great underground fortress on the river Narog") is the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand, and the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) ruled by the city.
Inspired by Menegroth in Doriath, and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of Morgoth, Finrod established it in the early years of the First Age, in the Caverns of Narog beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth on the western bank of Narog.
Túrin Turambar later came to Nargothrond and became one of its chief fighters, but he also persuaded the people to fight openly against Morgoth (the bridge was built at this time), which eventually led to its sack by the army of the dragon Glaurung.
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