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'''Beleg Cúthalion''' was a [[Sindar]] who served in the army of King [[Elu Thingol]] of [[Doriath]]. He followed no man and could not be restrained in the [[Dagor Aglareb]], when he and [[Mablung of the Heavy Hand|Mablung]] joined the western army of [[Fingon]] and went forth to fight.
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==History==
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Together with Mablung, he was one of the great captains of the [[Sindar]], and took part in the [[Hunting of the Wolf]]. Beleg carried a black bow named [[Belthronding]], to which his surname referred, and an arrow called [[Dailir]].
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Later he became a good friend and brother-in-arms of [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]], and thus became ensnared in Túrin's accursed fate. When Túrin left [[Doriath]], Beleg received permission from Thingol to follow him into exile, wielding the black sword [[Anglachel]] that [[Eöl]] had forged and given to Thingol in tribute. Beleg found Túrin at [[Amon Rûdh]] and was tortured by the outlaws until Túrin found and released him. Together with Túrin, Beleg became for a while a captain against Morgoth, and the place where they dwelt became known as [[Dor-Cúarthol]], the "Land of Bow and Helm". When Túrin was captured by [[Morgoth]], Beleg was grievously wounded, yet with the knowledge and strength of an elite Elven warrior he recovered and followed the [[Orcs]]. He met the escaped thrall [[Gwindor]] in [[Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)|Taur-nu-Fuin]], and together they rescued Túrin, but Beleg accidentally cut Túrin with his sword. Túrin awoke and did not recognize Beleg in the darkness, and assumed the shape bent over him with a blade was an Orc who was about to torture him again. In a sudden rage of self defense, [[Túrin]] wrested Anglachel from Beleg and killed him.
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== Etymology ==
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''Beleg'' means "mighty" in [[Sindarin]]. His [[epessë]] ''Cúthalion'' means "Strongbow".
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== See Also ==
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* [[:Category:Images of Beleg|Images of Beleg]]
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* ''[[The Children of Húrin]]'', passim.
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* ''[[Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Túrin Turambar]]
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* ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[Narn i Chîn Húrin]]
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Revision as of 15:00, 7 August 2010

This article is about the Elf of the First Age. For the the King of Arthedain, see Beleg (King of Arthedain).
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Beleg Cúthalion
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Biographical Information
DeathF.A. 490
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GenderMale
Hair colorSilver
Eye colorGreen

Beleg Cúthalion was a Sindar who served in the army of King Elu Thingol of Doriath. He followed no man and could not be restrained in the Dagor Aglareb, when he and Mablung joined the western army of Fingon and went forth to fight.

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History

Together with Mablung, he was one of the great captains of the Sindar, and took part in the Hunting of the Wolf. Beleg carried a black bow named Belthronding, to which his surname referred, and an arrow called Dailir.

Later he became a good friend and brother-in-arms of Túrin Turambar, and thus became ensnared in Túrin's accursed fate. When Túrin left Doriath, Beleg received permission from Thingol to follow him into exile, wielding the black sword Anglachel that Eöl had forged and given to Thingol in tribute. Beleg found Túrin at Amon Rûdh and was tortured by the outlaws until Túrin found and released him. Together with Túrin, Beleg became for a while a captain against Morgoth, and the place where they dwelt became known as Dor-Cúarthol, the "Land of Bow and Helm". When Túrin was captured by Morgoth, Beleg was grievously wounded, yet with the knowledge and strength of an elite Elven warrior he recovered and followed the Orcs. He met the escaped thrall Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin, and together they rescued Túrin, but Beleg accidentally cut Túrin with his sword. Túrin awoke and did not recognize Beleg in the darkness, and assumed the shape bent over him with a blade was an Orc who was about to torture him again. In a sudden rage of self defense, Túrin wrested Anglachel from Beleg and killed him.

Etymology

Beleg means "mighty" in Sindarin. His epessë Cúthalion means "Strongbow".

See Also

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