The House of the Heavenly Arch is one of the Twelve Houses of Gondolin.

The House of the Heavenly Arch




Years of the Trees


Seven gem-like colours


Swords and bows

House DetailsEdit

Egalmoth's house is one half of the Twin-folk of the Swallow and the Heavenly Arch. Like the Swallow, it is a house of great archers, and also swordsmen. The House of the Heavenly Arch is noted for its great wealth and incorporates seven gems into its emblem:

Every shield of that battalion was of the blue of the heavens and its boss a jewel built of seven gems: rubies, amethysts, sapphires, emeralds, chrysoprases, topazes, and amber. (Source).

Fall of GondolinEdit

In the Fall of Gondolin, the folk of the Heavenly Arch were assigned to evacuate via the Western route, the mountain pass, thus separating them from the people of the Swallow. They were later reunited and established themselves at the Havens of Sirion alongside the rest of the evacuated Gondolindrim.

Notable MembersEdit


Elanna - Lady, Egalmoth's wife

Maril – Daughter of Egalmoth and Elanna, wife of Agladir, mother of Antien

Agladir – Archer, son of Lindorie and Alcarion, husband of Maril, father of Antien.

Caranmoth – Son of Egalmoth and Elanna (deceased)

Sulmoth – Son of Egalmoth and Elanna (deceased)

Antien Amrun – Son of Maril and Agladir

Alcarion – Captain, father of Agladir, husband of Lindorie (deceased)

Lindorie – wife of Alcarion, mother of Agladir

Ninniach – Captain, brother of Ivren

Carlin - Page

Nerin - Spearman

Berroth - Captain

Lindo – House Carl

Sargon – Mason


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