Galweg

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Galweg
Gnome
Biographical Information
LocationCaverns of the Rodothlim
LanguageGnomish
Family
ChildrenFailivrin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Galweg was a Gnome, one of the Rodothlim, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

History[edit]

Galweg was the father of Failivrin, who fell in love with Túrin when he and his friend Flinding lived in the caverns of the Rodothlim,[note 1][2] ruled by Orodreth. He was fond of Túrin, and they often aided one another.[1]

Galweg was killed during Melko's attack on the Rodothlim,[3] and his dwelling was later occupied by Mîm the Dwarf, before he himself was killed by Úrin, Túrin's father.[4]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In The Lay of the Children of Húrin, written not long after The Book of Lost Tales, Failivrin's father became Orodreth, and the character of Galweg had disappeared entirely.[5]

Notes

  1. The name Nargothrond did not yet appear at this point in the legendarium.

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