To take the quiz, choose the best answer to each question. Write down the letter of the answer you pick for each question, or simply keep a running tally of how many of each letter you pick. After the last question, count the letters and see which you chose most often. Check the answers to see which of the characters from The Fall of Gondolin you have the most in common with! Be sure to share your result with us in the comments! Check out our other personality quizzes here.
1. How would your friends describe you?
2. Which is your favorite scent?
b. the ocean
d. autumn leaves
3. What do you value?
4. What jewel do you like best?
5. What do you dislike?
a. wearing shoes
c. boat rides
d. giving up
6. What would you like to do at a carnival?
a. visit the vendors
b. win prizes at games
c. go on rides
d. enter a competition
7. What fruit best matches your personality?
8. What mix of Hogwarts Houses would you be in?
9. What book genre describes your personality?
c. young adult
d. epic poetry
10. What is your personality type?
Idril is the daughter of King Turgon of Gondlin, the wife of Tuor, and the mother of Eärendil. She was known for her foresight, and it was by her urging to build a secret escape from Gondolin that many of the people were saved during its fall. She refused to leave while the city was under attack, only sending her son away to safety, and it was said she wanted to take up a sword and fight herself. In happier times, she was known for her grace and always walking barefoot.
One of the Edain, Tuor was chosen by Ulmo to travel to the hidden city of Gondolin to warn King Turgon he should prepare to meet Morgoth in battle. When Turgon refused, Tuor stayed on in Gondolin and married Turgon’s daughter Idril. In the attack on Gondolin, he fought valiantly and then led survivors out through a secret escape tunnel. Eventually he gave into his love of the sea and sailed to the West with Idril.
Voronwë was saved from shipwreck by the Vala Ulmo to be Tuor’s guide to the hidden city of Gondolin. He showed great faith in Ulmo’s will and loyalty to Tuor and his family. At the fall of Gondolin, he defended Idril and Eärendil and helped save the lives of many. In one version of the story, he is one of many Elves sent to guide Tuor but the other one faithful and brave enough to defy Morgoth and complete the task.
Turgon was a Noldor Elf who, at the urging of the Vala Ulmo, built the hidden city of Gondolin to keep his people safe from Morgoth. He ruled wisely for many years, until he died fighting in the attack on Gondolin, refusing the flee the city to safety.
18 thoughts on “What Character from The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien Are You? (Personality Quiz)”
Idril! Yay! I love her!
I got Voronwe! 🙂
He’s one of my favorite characters!
i got an equal split of everyone but Turgon hahah
Eh, I didn’t love Turgon anyway, although the book assures me he’s supposed to be awesome and powerful and all that. :p
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I got Idril (5 A’s). 🙂
Apparently, I am equal parts Idril and Tuor. I am not super fluent in Tolkien – is this a stand alone book or part of The Silmarillion? I can never keep up with all of his amazing story telling.
Only slightly unrelated: Stephen Colbert is my spirit animal..
Both. :p It’s in The Silmarillion, but Christopher Tolkien published a new book in August that has various versions of the story.
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XD Of course it’s both. Why wouldn’t it be? I mean, I enjoy Tolkien’s works, but sometimes I feel bad that more and more of his incomplete works keep coming to the surface. I understand why Terry Pratchett had his stories all destroyed when he died!
I think that may be why Christopher Tolkien has moved more towards just giving readers the various drafts of a story instead of trying to make a cohesive or definitive narrative. Tolkien seemed to have been such a perfectionist that he probably never would have published half his stuff if given way more time, but he also seemed to want readers to see his work and his early stories of Middle-earth, so I think Christopher’s decision of saying “Here’s what he was working on; it’s not finished so he would have revised it, but it’s still interesting” kind of works.
OK. I got 3A, 3B, 2C, 2D. I claim Glorfindel.
Haha! Well, as the Sorting Hat says, what you choose is the most important, right?
I replied to this via another blog app. As I am nearly equally divided amongst all four choices, I abrogated to myself the option to choose Glorfindel. Just so I can return to Middle-earth and kick Arwen off my horse.
The one thing I am confused about is that (Spoiler Warning!) Glorfindel actually dies in The Fall of Gondolin! So I don’t know if Tolkien was planning to edit that, or if the LotR Glorfindel is different, or what.
With four D’s, I got Turgon. He seems pretty grand for me, but to be the founder of Gondolin would be pretty cool, haha.
Huh. I got a tie between Idril and Voronwë. xD I guess they’re pretty similar, though, so I can kind of see it. 🙂