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  • Updated 29 March 2003
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"Behold! The shadow of my thought shall lie upon them wherever they go, and my hate shall pursue them to the ends of the world."
Morgoth's curse on Húrin and his kin
from Narn i Chîn Húrin
in Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

A long tale from the histories of the First Age of the World, and indeed the longest to come from that time. It tells the story of Húrin, Morwen and their ill-fated children Lalaith, Túrin, and Niënor. In the Tale, Morgoth captured Húrin in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and set a curse on him, his wife, and their children. Thereafter, the story traces the life of Húrin's son Túrin as he travels through Beleriand, followed by disaster and sorrow wherever he goes, until his life, and that of his sister Niënor, reach their inevitable and tragic ends.

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