18 March 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 262: Aranrúth

Aranrúth (S. ‘Anger-of-the-King’) was the sword of King Thingol of Doriath. Probably of Dwarf-make, it was likely forged by the smiths of Nogrod at the beginning of the Wars of Beleriand. After Thingol’s death, it was passed on to his descendants, and thanks to Elwing, it survived the sack of Doriath. It later came into the possession of the Kings of Númenor, when Elros, the first King of Númenor, received it from his mother; ultimately, Aranrúth was lost forever during the Downfall of Númenor.  

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