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Aeglos (spear)

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[[Image:Gil-galad wielding Aeglos.jpg|thumb|Gil-galad wielding Aeglos in [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]]]
 
[[Image:Gil-galad wielding Aeglos.jpg|thumb|Gil-galad wielding Aeglos in [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]]]
'''Aeglos'''([[Sindarin|Sind.]] for 'Icicle') was the name for the spear of [[Gil-galad]]. It was broken when Gil-galad fell in combat against [[Sauron]] himself, on the slopes of [[Mount Doom]] [[Third Age|T.A.]] 3431.
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'''Aeglos''' was the name for the spear of [[Gil-galad]] which was greatly feared by the enemy. It was broken when Gil-galad fell in combat against [[Sauron]] himself, on the slopes of [[Mount Doom]] [[Third Age 3431|T.A. 3431]].
  
 
The spear is also spelled '''''Aiglos''''' in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', but according to ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', ''Aeglos'' is in fact the more correct spelling.
 
The spear is also spelled '''''Aiglos''''' in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', but according to ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', ''Aeglos'' is in fact the more correct spelling.
  
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==Etymology==
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Aeglos means "snow-point" or "icicle." The element aeg means "point" from ayak meaning "sharp, pointed." The element los means "snow." Also spelled Aiglos.
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==References==
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* [[The Fellowship of the Ring]], "[[The Council of Elrond]]" pg. 256
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* [[The Silmarillion]], "[[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]" pg. 294
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* [[The Silmarillion]], "Appendix - Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names," entry for los; and Index entry for Aeglos (definition)
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* [[The History of Middle-earth]], [[The Lost Road and Other Writings]], "[[The Etymologies]]," entry for AYAK
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* [[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]
 
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Revision as of 15:23, 5 September 2007

(See also Aeglos, a type of plant)

Aeglos was the name for the spear of Gil-galad which was greatly feared by the enemy. It was broken when Gil-galad fell in combat against Sauron himself, on the slopes of Mount Doom T.A. 3431.

The spear is also spelled Aiglos in The Lord of the Rings, but according to The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, Aeglos is in fact the more correct spelling.

Etymology

Aeglos means "snow-point" or "icicle." The element aeg means "point" from ayak meaning "sharp, pointed." The element los means "snow." Also spelled Aiglos.

References


Weapons of Middle-earth
Aeglos · Andúril · Anglachel · Anguirel · Angrist · Aranrúth · Belthronding · Black Arrow · Daggers of Westernesse · Dagmor · Dailir · Dramborleg · Durin's Axe · Glamdring · Grond · Gúthwinë · Gurthang · Herugrim · Morgul blades · Narsil · Orcrist · Red Arrow · Ringil · Sting