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Dates
Reforged from Anglachel in c. I 490 or shortly thereafter
Origins
Reforged by the smiths of Nargothrond from a sword originally made by Eöl the Dark Elf
Pronunciation
goo'rthang
Meaning
Other names
Black Thorn of Brethil; originally known as Anglachel

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  • Updated 18 November 1999
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Gurthang

The Black Sword of Túrin Turambar

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"Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink."
From the last words of Túrin
Quenta Silmarillion 21 Of Túrin Turambar

'Iron of Death', the name given by Túrin Turambar to Beleg's black sword Anglachel after its reforging in Nargothrond.


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