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Tale of the Children of Húrin

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Tale of the Children of Húrin was a long tale from the histories of the First Age of the World, and indeed the longest to come from that time. It tells the story of Húrin, Morwen and their ill-fated children Lalaith, Túrin, and Nienor Níniel. In the Tale, Morgoth captured Húrin in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and set a curse on him, his wife, and their children. Thereafter, the story follows the course of Húrin's son Túrin as he travels through Beleriand, followed by disaster and sorrow wherever he goes, until his life, and that of his sister Nienor, reach their inevitable and tragic ends.