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'''Anglachel''' was the sword forged by [[Eöl]] the [[Dark Elf]] from a meteorite. Its mate was [[Anguirel]]. The blade glowed and could easily slice through iron. Eöl gave Anglachel to his lord, King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]], as payment for letting him dwell in the [[Nan Elmoth|Forest of Nan Elmoth]]. Thingol would not bear it, declaring that there was malice in the blade.  
 
'''Anglachel''' was the sword forged by [[Eöl]] the [[Dark Elf]] from a meteorite. Its mate was [[Anguirel]]. The blade glowed and could easily slice through iron. Eöl gave Anglachel to his lord, King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]], as payment for letting him dwell in the [[Nan Elmoth|Forest of Nan Elmoth]]. Thingol would not bear it, declaring that there was malice in the blade.  
  
In [[First Age]] 487 [[Beleg Strongbow]] took Anglachel from Thingol's armoury and went to rescue his friend [[Túrin Turambar]]. He tracked down the [[Orcs]] holding Túrin and in the dead of night slew them. But when he tried to cut Túrin's bonds, his friend thought the Orcs had returned to torture him, and during the struggle he slew Beleg with the blade. Anglachel broke during the fight, turned a dead black and would no longer glow.
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In {{FA|487}} [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] took Anglachel from Thingol's armoury and went to rescue his friend [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]]. He tracked down the [[Orcs]] holding Túrin and in the dead of night slew them. But when he tried to cut Túrin's bonds, his friend thought the Orcs had returned to torture him, and during the struggle he slew Beleg with the blade. After the fight, Anglachel turned a dead black and would no longer glow.
  
Túrin later reforged the sword with the help of the smiths of [[Nargothrond]]. The blade remained black, however, and Túrin renamed it '''[[Gurthang]]'''. Anglachel was the sword that Túrin used to kill [[Glaurung]].  
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Túrin later reforged the sword with the help of the smiths of [[Nargothrond]]. The blade remained black, however, and Túrin renamed it '''[[Gurthang]]'''. Anglachel was the sword that Túrin used to kill [[Glaurung]].<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
  
Anglachel means "Iron of the Flaming Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[ang]]'' = "iron", ''[[lach]]'' = "(leaping) flame", ''[[êl]]'' = "star").
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==Etymology==
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] notes that ''Anglachel'' contains the [[Sindarin]] word ''[[ang]]'' ("iron") and probably the element ''[[lhach]]'' ("leaping flame").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, entries ''ang'' and ''lhach''</ref> This would give the meaning "Flaming Iron". The last element in ''Anglachel'' could be ''êl'' ("star").<ref>[http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com] (accessed 20 July 2011)</ref>
  
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*[[:Category:Images of Anglachel|Images of Anglachel]]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:08, 9 July 2012

Eol's Swords by María Lombide Ezpeleta

Anglachel was the sword forged by Eöl the Dark Elf from a meteorite. Its mate was Anguirel. The blade glowed and could easily slice through iron. Eöl gave Anglachel to his lord, King Thingol of Doriath, as payment for letting him dwell in the Forest of Nan Elmoth. Thingol would not bear it, declaring that there was malice in the blade.

In F.A. 487 Beleg Strongbow took Anglachel from Thingol's armoury and went to rescue his friend Túrin Turambar. He tracked down the Orcs holding Túrin and in the dead of night slew them. But when he tried to cut Túrin's bonds, his friend thought the Orcs had returned to torture him, and during the struggle he slew Beleg with the blade. After the fight, Anglachel turned a dead black and would no longer glow.

Túrin later reforged the sword with the help of the smiths of Nargothrond. The blade remained black, however, and Túrin renamed it Gurthang. Anglachel was the sword that Túrin used to kill Glaurung.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Christopher Tolkien notes that Anglachel contains the Sindarin word ang ("iron") and probably the element lhach ("leaping flame").[2] This would give the meaning "Flaming Iron". The last element in Anglachel could be êl ("star").[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries ang and lhach
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 20 July 2011)


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