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Anguirel
Background Information
Other Names
Manufacturer Eöl
Made Iron meteorite
Usage
Owners Eöl, Maeglin
Appearances
Books The Silmarillion
The Children of Húrin
Films


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]

HistoryEdit

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.

EtymologyEdit

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


ReferencesEdit

  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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