Before the beginning of the battle, king Fingon had welcomed the armies of his brother Turgon with the cry: "Utúlie'n aurë! The day has come!" The hosts of Elves and Men had hope to defeat Morgoth, but the result of the battle was totally tragic. After his lord and companions had fallen, Húrin remained fighting, killing with his axe any Orc that approached him. With every strike he cried: "Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!". He cried it seventy times before Orcs took him.