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Kurúki was an evil magician in a preliminary sketch of the tale of Turambar and the Foalókë. When Nienóri and her mother Mavwin (at that point named Vainóni and Tirannë) stumble upon him, he gives them a drink which causes them to forget their names and wander distraught in the woods.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "II. Turambar and the Foalókë", pp. 138-9