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| caption="Eöl's Swords" by María Lombide Ezpeleta
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| location=[[Nan Elmoth]], [[Gondolin]]
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| owner=[[Eöl]], [[Maeglin]]
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| appearance=A glowing black blade that could slice through iron; forged from a meteorite
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| creator=[[Eöl]]
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| createdlocation=[[Nan Elmoth]]
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'''Anguirel''' was one of a pair of iron-cutting swords forged by [[Eöl]], the [[Dark Elf]], from an iron meteorite. Anguirel's mate was [[Anglachel]], which [[Eöl]] gave to [[Thingol]] in payment for leave to dwell in [[Nan Elmoth]].<ref>{{CH|5}}, p. 97</ref>
 
'''Anguirel''' was one of a pair of iron-cutting swords forged by [[Eöl]], the [[Dark Elf]], from an iron meteorite. Anguirel's mate was [[Anglachel]], which [[Eöl]] gave to [[Thingol]] in payment for leave to dwell in [[Nan Elmoth]].<ref>{{CH|5}}, p. 97</ref>
  
 
==Fate==
 
==Fate==
Anguirel's history is far more mysterious. The only specific detail we have is that [[Eöl]] kept it for himself, but it was stolen by his son [[Maeglin]]. This must have happened when Maeglin and his mother [[Aredhel]] fled [[Nan Elmoth]] for [[Gondolin]], so presumably the sword was taken to [[Turgon]]'s hidden city. What became of it after that is unknown.  It was probably buried in the ruins of Gondolin with its master.
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Anguirel's history is far more mysterious. The only specific detail we have is that [[Eöl]] kept it for himself, but it was stolen by his son [[Maeglin]]. This must have happened when Maeglin and his mother [[Aredhel]] fled [[Nan Elmoth]] for [[Gondolin]], so presumably the sword was taken to [[Turgon]]'s hidden city. What became of it after that is unknown.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The etymology of ''Anguirel'' is not as clear as its mate. It might mean "Iron of the Eternal Star", from ''[[ang]]'' "iron", ''[[uir]]'' "eternal" and ''[[elen|el]]'' "star".
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The etymology of ''Anguirel'' is not as clear as that of its mate. It might mean "Iron of the Eternal Star", from ''[[ang]]'' "iron", ''[[uir]]'' "eternal" and ''[[elen|el]]'' "star".
  
 
{{References}}
 
{{References}}

Latest revision as of 12:39, 13 April 2018

Anguirel
Weapon
María Lombide Ezpeleta - Eöl's Swords.jpg
"Eöl's Swords" by María Lombide Ezpeleta
LocationNan Elmoth, Gondolin
OwnerEöl, Maeglin
AppearanceA glowing black blade that could slice through iron; forged from a meteorite
CreatorEöl
Nan Elmoth, First Age
GalleryImages of Anguirel

Anguirel was one of a pair of iron-cutting swords forged by Eöl, the Dark Elf, from an iron meteorite. Anguirel's mate was Anglachel, which Eöl gave to Thingol in payment for leave to dwell in Nan Elmoth.[1]

[edit] Fate

Anguirel's history is far more mysterious. The only specific detail we have is that Eöl kept it for himself, but it was stolen by his son Maeglin. This must have happened when Maeglin and his mother Aredhel fled Nan Elmoth for Gondolin, so presumably the sword was taken to Turgon's hidden city. What became of it after that is unknown.

[edit] Etymology

The etymology of Anguirel is not as clear as that of its mate. It might mean "Iron of the Eternal Star", from ang "iron", uir "eternal" and el "star".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Túrin in Doriath", p. 97


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