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I 464 - I 499 (lived 35 years)
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The meaning of 'Túrin' seems to be '(He who) desires mastery'1


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Doomed son of Húrin Thalion

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The most tragic of Tolkien's heroes, Túrin, son of Húrin and cousin to Tuor, was in his time the most feared of Men by the servants of Morgoth. He did great service to both Doriath and Nargothrond, and is famed for slaying Glaurung, Father of Dragons, but the curse of Morgoth was on him, and evil followed him always. In the Forest of Brethil he came upon his own sister, but through the spells of Glaurung they did not know each other, and wed. After Niënor discovered the truth, she threw herself to her death, and in despair Túrin fell upon his own sword.



According to The Etymologies. (The History of Middle-earth Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings III The Etymologies and Appendix II The List of Names).

See also...

Adanedhel, Agarwaen, Algund, Amon Rûdh, Andróg, Anglachel, Anguirel, Asgon, Bald Hill, Bane of Glaurung, Bar-en-Danwedh, Bar-en-Nibin-noeg, Bar-erib, Baragund, Battle of Tumhalad, [See the full list...]

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