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|Other names||"The Deceiver," "The Great Worm," "The Father of Dragons", Undolaurë, Laurundo|
|Years influential||F.A. 260 - 499|
|Accomplishments||Sack of Nargothrond, death of Túrin Turambar|
Glaurung was a very powerful and cunning dragon, and he used his abilities to achieve his desired ends without resorting to direct physical violence (which he was equally proficient at). It was his nature to trick and deceive, and to spread lies and deceptions so cleverly that they could not be discovered until it was too late. In this manner, he accomplished much more damage than he could have with brute force, and caused the destruction of the Elven stronghold of Nargothrond and the suicide of mankind's greatest hero to date, Túrin Turambar. He caused amnesia in Túrin's sister Nienor Níniel, and since she had never met her brother, they eventually married. However, Glaurung himself was slain by Túrin before he committed suicide.
HistoryAngband. This first appearance occurred during the Dagor Bragollach, when he came forth to attack.
But Morgoth was not pleased. Glaurung revealed himself too early; he was still young and immature. He was defeated and driven back to Angband by mounted Elven archers led by Fingon son of Fingolfin.
After the sack of Nargothrond, he made a nest of treasure in the abandoned tunnels of the city.
Other versions of the Legendarium
In earlier versions of the legendarium, he was called Glómund.
|Glaurung · Ancalagon · Scatha · Smaug|