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Túrin Mourning by Ebe Kastein

Gurthang was the sword of Túrin Turambar, reforged from Anglachel, the sword wielded by Beleg Cúthalion when Túrin slew him in a tragic turn of events.

Its name meant "Iron of Death" in Sindarin, and it was black, but its edges shone bright and cold. With it Túrin performed great deeds in his battles against Morgoth's armies, so he became known as Mormegil "the Black Sword". He also commited senseless acts with Gurthang, but his most reknowned act was the slaying of the dragon Glaurung. The sword broke when Túrin killed himself upon it, and was later buried with him.

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Books: The Hobbit (1937) · The Lord of the Rings (1954-5) · The Silmarillion (1977) · Unfinished Tales (1980) · The Children of Húrin (2007) · Beren and Lúthien (2017) · The Fall of Gondolin (2018) · The History of Middle-earth (1983-96) · The Nature of Middle-earth (2021) · Tales from the Perilous Realm (1945-98) · Letters from Father Christmas (1976)

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