|"Eöl's Swords" by María Lombide Ezpeleta|
|Location||Nan Elmoth, Gondolin|
|Appearance||A glowing black blade that could slice through iron; forged from a meteorite|
Nan Elmoth, First Age
|Gallery||Images of Anguirel|
Anguirel was one of a pair of iron-cutting swords forged by Eöl, the Dark Elf, from an iron meteorite. Anguirel's mate was Anglachel, which Eöl gave to Thingol in payment for leave to dwell in Nan Elmoth.
Fate[edit | edit source]
Anguirel's history is far more mysterious. The only specific detail we have is that Eöl kept it for himself, but it was stolen by his son Maeglin. This must have happened when Maeglin and his mother Aredhel fled Nan Elmoth for Gondolin, so presumably the sword was taken to Turgon's hidden city. What became of it after that is unknown.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
|Weapons in Tolkien's legendarium|
|Arrows:||Black Arrow · Dailir · Red Arrow|
|Axes:||Dramborleg · Durin's Axe|
|Bows:||Belthronding · Bow of Bregor · Bow of the Galadhrim|
|Knives:||Angrist · Barrow-blades · Morgul-knife · Sting|
|Swords:||Anglachel/Gurthang · Anguirel · Aranrúth · Dagmor · Glamdring · Glend · Gúthwinë · Herugrim · Narsil/Andúril · Orcrist · Ringil · Sword of Manwë|