The Fire-drake of Gondolin, also called the Beast of Gondolin, was a dragon who participated during the Fall of Gondolin in FA 510.[1]

Biography Edit

He arrived over the western walls of Gondolin, carrying Balrogs upon his back. During the ensuing chaos, Ecthelion and Tuor were confronted by the Urulóki and it almost trampled on them. Tuor then hewed the foot of the beast. The fire-drake was said to have sprouted flames and screamed, and he lashed his tail and killed many Orcs and Gondothlim in his agony. Thus, Tuor and Ecthelion were able to escape the beast.[1] It is possible that this dragon is the grandfather of the mighty Smaug.

Gallery Edit

John Howe - Morgoth's Forces before Gondolin
John Howe's depiction of Morgoth's Fire-drakes and Balrogs
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The Siege of Gondolin, by John Howe

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. II: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter III: "The Fall of Gondolin"