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|"Tuor" by Natalie Chen|
|Other names||Axe of Tuor|
|Owner||Tuor, Kings of Númenor|
|Destroyed||Downfall of Númenor, S.A. 3319|
|Gallery||Images of Dramborleg|
Dramborleg was the great axe that Tuor favoured over any sword.
Tuor fought with it in the Fall of Gondolin, slaying three Balrogs and Othrod, among others. He took it when he escaped the downfall of that city, and his descendants took it to Númenor as an heirloom. It was lost in the Downfall of Númenor.
Dramborleg means "Thudder-Sharp" in Gnomish, also simply known as Drambor. It was named so because with it Tuor "smote both a heavy dint as of a club and cleft as a sword". The Qenya cognates were Tarambolaika or Tarambor.
Other versions of the legendarium
The name and deeds of this weapon are only given in the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales, but a later text mentions "the great Axe of Tuor" being present at Númenor.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 181
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor", "Notes", Note 2
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part II", entry "Dramborleg"
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