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Telchar

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[[File:|320x480px|thumb|center|"Telchar forging Narsil" by Donato Giancola]]
Dwarf
Telchar
Biographical Information
PositionCraftsman
LocationNogrod
LanguageKhuzdul, Sindarin
BirthFirst Age
Notable forcrafting Narsil, Angrist and the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Telchar

Telchar was a Dwarf of Nogrod in the Blue Mountains, and one of the greatest smiths in the history of Middle-earth.

History

Telchar was trained by Gamil Zirak, another great smith.[1] Among his works were Angrist (the knife that freed the Silmaril from the Iron Crown),[2] Narsil (the sword of Elendil, later reforged for Aragorn as Andúril),[3] and the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin.[1]

Etymology

It is not defined whether the name Telchar is Sindarin or Khuzdul. The formation seems to suggest to be Sindarin since the digraph ch is not used in Khuzdul.[4]

Jim Allan notes a resemblance to the Telchines of Greek mythology, a mythological race of divine craftsmen.[5]

Other versions of the legendarium

Telchar appears for the first time in the legendarium in The Lay of the Children of Húrin, simply named as the creator of the dragon-helm.[6] In the later Quenta Noldorinwa, Telchar is said to be from Belegost, instead of Nogrod as in the Narn.[7]

References