I just recently bought Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales and after reading the first chapter (Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin) had some questions regarding some of the locations visisted by Tuor.
Near the beginning of the tale, after his escape from the mountains, he first ends up in a place/valley that is hidden, he encounters a few birds as well as a few elves that he is unaware off. At first, i thought this to be the hidden city where Turgon dwelled (it clearly isnt though). I was just trying to place this location on a map, can anyone help me out?
As a follow up, can anyone suggest a map that shows the hidden city of Turgon?
What exactly is ‘the girdle of melian’? I thought it was supposed to be an area that was magically protected by a spell of some sort? (also, can you place it on a map of Beleriand)??
thanks for the help