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Galvorn was a metal devised by Eöl from which he made resistant armor. Black and "shining like jet", it was hard as steel, but supple and malleable, proving resistant to all blades and darts.[1]


The word galvorn translates as "shining black" in Sindarin. It is formed by combining gal, which means "shine" and morn, signifying "dark" or "black".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"
  2. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth" at (accessed 8 June 2011)