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The Siege of Angband was the name given to a 400 year-long Ñoldor containment of Morgoth's forces within his fortress of Angband during the First Age, which began following the Dagor Aglareb. Though called a siege, this containment was not technically a siege at all as the Elves and Edain were unable to actually assault Angband; they were merely able to battle Morgoth's Orcs when they chose to emerge.

History

The encirclement of Angband was incomplete, as Morgoth was still capable of sending out various forces of Orcs to weaken the Ñoldor (such as the attack of Hithlum), mainly from the impassable north flanks of the fortress near the unguarded Iron Mountains. The Ñoldor had grown strong enough, however, and these raiding forces posed no significant threat. But these raids enabled Morgoth to coerce people who were captured to his service, which would later prove very disastrous to the Ñoldor and their allies.

Though considered by Fingolfin, the Elves never planned in earnest nor executed any sort of offensive action against Angband. The Elven kingdoms had prospered greatly during the time of the siege, and most were unwilling to engage in a seemingly needless battle in which they believed innumerable Elves would perish, whether in victory or defeat. The Elves in fact did not have the ability to overthrow Angband no matter what they did, but at the time, Fingolfin did not fully comprehend the power of Morgoth. The Siege was broken in the Dagor Bragollach in FA 455, and no similar leaguer was ever re-established.[1]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Beleg van Angband
Albanian Rrethimi i Angband
Amharic ዓንግባንድ ማገድ ?
Arabic حصار أنجباند
Armenian Անգբանդի Սիեգե
Azerbaijani Angbandın Mühasirə
Basque Angbandeko Setioa
Belarusian Cyrillic Блакада Ангбанда
Bengali অ্যাংব্যান্ড অবরোধ
Breton Seziz Angband
Bulgarian Cyrillic Обсадата на Ангбанд
Bosnian Opsade Angband
Catalan Setge d'Àngband
Cebuano Paglikos sa Angband
Chinese 安格班之圍
Corsican Assediu di Angband
Croatian Opsada Angbanda
Czech Obležení Angbandu
Danish Belejringen af Angband
Dutch Beleg van Angband
Esperanto Sieĝo de Angband
Estonian Angbandi piiramisrõngas
Faroese Angband Stólur
Filipino Paglusob sa Angband
Finnish Angbandin piiritys
French Siège de Angband
Galician Sitio de Angbando
Georgian ანგბანდის ალყა
German Belagerung von Angband
Greek Πολιορκία της Ανγβαντ
Gujarati એંગબેન્ડ ઘેરો
Haiti Creole Syèj nan Angband
Hausa Kewaye da Angband
Hebrew מצור מאנגבאנד
Hindi आङ्बन्द की घेराबंदी
Hungarian Angband Ostroma
Icelandic Angband Umsátrinu
Igbo Nọchibidoro nke Angband
Italian Assedio di Angband
Indonesian Pengepungan Angband
Irish Gaelic Iéigear ar Angband
Japanese アングバンドの包囲
Javanese Pangepungan Angband
Kannada ಆಂಗ್ಬ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಮುತ್ತಿಗೆ
Kazakh Ангбанд шайқасы (Cyrillic) Angband şayqası (Latin)
Korean 앙 밴드 포위전
Kurdish Dorpêçkirina Angbandê (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Сиэгэ оф Ангбанд
Latin Obsidione Angbandum
Latvian Angbandas aplenkuma
Lithuanian Angbando apgultis
Lombard Assedi de Angband
Luxembourgish Belagerung vun Angband
Macedonian Cyrillic Опсада на Ангбанд
Malagasy Fahirano ny Angband
Malaysian Pengepungan Angband
Maltese Assedju ta ' Angband
Marathi अंगबँड वेढा
Maori Whakapaenga o Angband
Mongolian Cyrillic Ангбандын бүслэлт
Nepalese षिएगे ओफ़ आङ्बन्द
Norwegian Beleiringen av Angband
Norwegian Nynorsk Kringsetjinga av Angband
Occitan Sètge de Angband
Pashto صیېګې وف آنګباند
Persian محاصره وف انگباند
Polish Oblężenie Angbandu
Portuguese Cerco de Angband
Romanian Asediu de Angband
Russian Осада Ангбанда
Scots Siege o Angband
Scottish Gaelic Sèist de Angband
Serbian Опсада Ангбанда (Cyrillic) Opsada Angbanda (Latin)
Sesotho Thibelloa ha Angband
Sinhalese ඇන්ග්බෑන්ඩ් වටලෑම
Slovak Obliehanie Angbandu
Slovenian Obleganje Angbanda
Somalian Hareereeyo of Angband
Spanish Sitio de Angband
Sundanese Dikepungna Angband
Swahili Kuzingirwa ya Angband
Swedish Belägringen av Angband
Tajik Cyrillic Ангбанд Муҳосира
Tamil அக்பாண்ட் முற்றுகை
Telugu అంగ్బ్యాండ్ ముట్టడి
Turkish Angband Kuşatması
Turkmen Angband Gabaw
Ukrainian Cyrillic Облогу Ангбанда
Urdu انگبند کا محاصرہ ?
Uzbek Ангбанд Қамал (Cyrillic) Angband Qamal (Latin)
Vietnamese Cuộc vây hãm Angband
Welsh Gwarchae Angband
Yiddish סיעגע פון אַנגבאַנד
Yoruba Idoti ti Angband
Yucatec Maya Asedio u Angband


First BattleDagor-nuin-GiliathDagor AglarebSiege of AngbandDagor BragollachNirnaeth ArnoediadWar of Wrath

References

  1. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion
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