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The Easterlings’ name for Morwen

After Húrin was lost in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, his wife Morwen remained in their house in Dor-lómin, though that land was now overrun by Easterlings in the service of Morgoth. Morwen herself they suspected of consorting with the Elves, whom they feared, and so they gave her the title 'Witchwife'. Though the Easterlings stole most of her possessions, their fear of the Elves kept her and her daughter Niënor safe until they could eventually escape across the Mountains of Shadow and find refuge in Doriath.

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