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'''Azaghâl''' was the Lord of the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] during the [[First Age]].
  
'''Azaghâl''' was the lord of the [[Broadbeam]] [[Dwarves of Belegost]] during the [[First Age]]. It is speculated that Azaghâl's father or grandfather may have been the original Father of the House of the Broadbeams, which he first awoke in the early [[Years of the Trees]].  
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==History==
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===Early History===
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While traveling on the Dwarf-road in [[East Beleriand]], Azaghâl was waylaid by [[Orcs]]; [[Maedhros]] came to his rescue saving his life and treasure, and as a token of gratitude, the Dwarf king gave him his [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin|helm]] made by [[Telchar]].<ref>{{UT|Narn}}, p. 75</ref>
  
==Dragon-helm==
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===Union of Maedhros===
The [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]] was originally made for Azaghâl by [[Telchar]], but gave the helm to [[Maedhros]] for saving his life and treasure.  Azaghâl was on the Dwarf road in [[East Beleriand]] when he was waylaid by [[Orcs]], and Maedhros came to his rescue.
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Azaghâl and his Dwarves joined the [[Union of Maedhros]] and during the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] covered the retreat of the [[Sons of Fëanor]] by surrounding the Dragon [[Glaurung]].  They hewed at him with their axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield him from the blows of Dwarven axes. In his rage Glaurung struck down Azaghâl, and crawled over him.  With his last breath Azaghâl drove a knife into Glaurung's belly, so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed beasts of [[Angband]] following.   
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[[File:Joona Kujanen - The Fall of Azaghal.jpg|thumb|left|"The Fall of Azaghal" by Joona Kujanen]]
==Nirnaeth Arnoediad==
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The Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.<ref>{{S|Fifth}}</ref>
During the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] covered the retreat of the [[Sons of Fëanor]] by surrounding the Dragon [[Glaurung]].  They hewed at him with there axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield the blows of Dwarf axes. And in his rage Glaurung struck down Azaghâl, and crawled over him.  With his last breath Azaghâl drove a knife into his belly, and so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed Beasts of Angband following.  The Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
'''Azaghâl''' is one of the few [[Khuzdul]] names known. It is not determined whether this was his birthname or an epithet. Tolkien never gave a meaning, but it has been argued that it is connected to the [[Adûnaic]] verb ''azgara'', "to wage war". ''Azaghâl'' would then mean "warrior".  
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''Azaghâl'' is one of the few [[Khuzdul]] names known. It is not determined whether this was his birthname or an epithet. Its meaning is not known, but it has been argued that it is of the same [[Sundocarmë|Root]] as the [[Adûnaic]] verb ''[[azgara]]'', "to wage war" and even perhaps ''[[Azog]]''. ''Azaghâl'' would then mean "warrior".<ref>http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html</ref>
 
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Revision as of 12:51, 4 November 2012

Azaghâl
Dwarf
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Belegost
LocationBelegost
AffiliationUnion of Maedhros
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Physical Description
GenderMale
WeaponryAxe and knife

Azaghâl was the Lord of the Dwarves of Belegost during the First Age.

History

Early History

While traveling on the Dwarf-road in East Beleriand, Azaghâl was waylaid by Orcs; Maedhros came to his rescue saving his life and treasure, and as a token of gratitude, the Dwarf king gave him his helm made by Telchar.[1]

Union of Maedhros

Azaghâl and his Dwarves joined the Union of Maedhros and during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad the Dwarves of Belegost covered the retreat of the Sons of Fëanor by surrounding the Dragon Glaurung. They hewed at him with their axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield him from the blows of Dwarven axes. In his rage Glaurung struck down Azaghâl, and crawled over him. With his last breath Azaghâl drove a knife into Glaurung's belly, so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed beasts of Angband following.

"The Fall of Azaghal" by Joona Kujanen

The Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.[2]

Etymology

Azaghâl is one of the few Khuzdul names known. It is not determined whether this was his birthname or an epithet. Its meaning is not known, but it has been argued that it is of the same Root as the Adûnaic verb azgara, "to wage war" and even perhaps Azog. Azaghâl would then mean "warrior".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", p. 75
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html