13 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 228: the Iron Crown

The Iron Crown belonged to Morgoth, which he had forged in Angband upon his return to Middle-earth; the Crown symbolised his claim as King of the World. The Silmarils, which he had stolen from the High-Elves of Eldamar, were set in the crown and fastened by iron claws.

Beren and Lúthien recovered one of the Silmarils from Morgoth’s Crown, and the other two were removed after the Great Battle, and the Crown was beaten into a collar for Morgoth.


  1. I thought Morgoth was a place?

  2. Morgoth (Melkor) was the first Dark Lord. Perhaps you're confusing him with Mordor? :)