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Lord of Belegost

The Dwarf-chieftain of Gabilgathol

The title given to the leader of those Dwarves who settled in the Blue Mountains, and delved the citadel of Belegost (Gabilgathol in their own language) beneath Mount Dolmed. It seems that the this people represented the Broadbeam clan, and it is possible that the Lord of Belegost was descended from one of the seven Fathers of the Dwarves.

Most famous of Belegost's Lords, and indeed the only one independently named, was Azaghâl. He ruled in the later years of the First Age, and it was for this Lord that the famous Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin was originally made. He fought with his people in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was slain by Glaurung, but he succeeded in wounding the Dragon so deeply that it fled back to Angband.

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