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Telchar was a Dwarf of Nogrod in the Blue Mountains during the First Age.

Biography Edit

Telchar was one of the greatest smiths of the First Age of Middle-earth, having learned from Gamil Zirak the old.[1] Telchar was commonly regarded amongst the greatest smiths of all time, save only Fëanor and Celebrimbor. Among his works were the knife Angrist, the sword Narsil (later reforged as Andúril), and the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin, worn eventually by Túrin Turambar.

Neither Telchar's lifespan nor details of his personal life are known, but it is known that the Dragon Helm of Dor-lómin was made shortly after the dragon Glaurung first appeared, in the 265th year of the First Age.[2]

Earlier versions Edit

In earlier versions of the legendarium, such as the second version of The Lay of the Children of Húrin (in The Lays of Beleriand) and those in the The Shaping of Middle-earth, Telchar was originally one of the Wicked dwarves of Belegost. In this version Telchar made the Dragon-helm in the dark dwarf-land in the deeps of time.

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጠልችሃር
Arabic طيلچهار ?
Armenian Տելճար
Belarusian Cyrillic Телчар
Bengali টেল্ছার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Телчар
Burmese ဋေလ္ဆရ္ ?
Chinese 塔爾查
Dari طهلچهار
Georgian ტელხარი
Greek Τελχαρ
Gujarati ટેલ્છર
Hebrew טילשהאר
Hindi टेल्छर
Kazakh Cyrillic Телцһар
Kurdish ته‌لچهار (Arabic script) Telçhar (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тэлцhар
Macedonian Cyrillic Телчар
Mongolian Cyrillic Телчар
Nepalese टेल्छर
Pashto طېلچهار
Persian طهلچهار
Sanskrit टेल्छर्
Serbian Телчар (Cyrillic) Telčar (Latin)
Sinhalese ටෙල්ඡර්
Tajik Cyrillic Телчҳар
Tamil டெல்ச்ஹர்
Telugu టెల్ఛర
Tibetan ཏེལྖར
Tigrinya ጠልችሃር
Ukrainian Cyrillic Телчар
Urdu طےلچهار
Uyghur تەلچھار
Uzbek Телчар (Cyrillic) Telchar (Latin)
Yiddish תּעלשהאַר

References Edit

  1. Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, II: "Narn i Chîn Húrin" (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
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