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'''Anguirel''' was one of the two swords forged by [[Eöl]] the [[Moriquendi|Dark Elf]] from an iron meteorite. The other, [[Anglachel]], he gave to [[Thingol]] for leave to dwell in [[Nan Elmoth]], but Anguirel he kept for himself.
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|manufacturer= [[Eöl]]
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|made= Iron meteorite
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|owners= Eöl, [[Maeglin]]
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'''Anguirel''' was one of the two swords forged by [[Eöl]] from an iron meteorite. Its mate, [[Anglachel]], was given to [[Thingol]] as payment for living in [[Nan Elmoth]].<ref name=ofturin>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]]'', Chapter XXI: "[[Of Túrin Turambar]]"</ref>
   
It was later stolen from Eöl by his son [[Maeglin]], when he and his mother [[Aredhel]] fled Nan Elmoth for [[Gondolin]]. It was presumably lost in the [[Fall of Gondolin]].{{Fact}}
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==History==
   
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It was kept by Eöl as his weapon, but was later stolen by his son [[Maeglin]].<ref name=ofturin/><ref>''[[The Children of Húrin]]'', Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, V: "[[Túrin in Doriath]]"</ref> It was presumed that Maeglin stole Anguirel when he and his mother [[Aredhel]] fled to [[Gondolin]].
   
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==Etymology==
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Although the meaning of its name is unclear, '''Anguirel''' has the [[Sindarin]] ''ang'', which means "iron".<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names</ref>
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Revision as of 16:14, June 5, 2015

Anguirel was one of the two swords forged by Eöl from an iron meteorite. Its mate, Anglachel, was given to Thingol as payment for living in Nan Elmoth.[1]

History

It was kept by Eöl as his weapon, but was later stolen by his son Maeglin.[1][2] It was presumed that Maeglin stole Anguirel when he and his mother Aredhel fled to Gondolin.

Etymology

Although the meaning of its name is unclear, Anguirel has the Sindarin ang, which means "iron".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, V: "Túrin in Doriath"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
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