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Iron Crown

"The Iron Crown" by Audrey Corman

The Iron Crown was the crown forged by Morgoth after his return to Middle-earth to hold the three Silmarils. He bore it throughout the First Age, and would not remove it, although it was a great burden to him.[1] In F.A. 466, Lúthien cast a spell of sleep upon Morgoth, and as he fell to the ground, the Iron Crown rolled away. Beren retrieved a Silmaril from it using the knife Angrist. He attempted to take a second, but the knife broke, and Morgoth stirred.[2] After Morgoth's defeat by the Valar in the War of Wrath, the crown was beaten into a collar for his neck.[3]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"