This article is about the the plant. For the weapon of Gil-galad, see Aeglos.

Aeglos, also known as Snowthorn, was a plant that grew on Amon Rûdh in the West Beleriand during the First Age.[1]

Aeglos was similar to furze, but larger, and with white flowers. In Narn i Chin Hurin, Tolkien described it as a long legged sweet smelling plant creating gloomy "aisles" beneath the roof of branches. Tolkien also described it as being similar to the yellow flowered gorse bushes that grew in Ithilien.


Foreign Language Translated name
Hebrew אאיגלוס
Hungarian Hótövis
Russian Аэглос


  1. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, VII: "Of Mîm the Dwarf"
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