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Other Names
Manufacturer Elves
Usage Heirloom
Owners Thingol, later Kings and Queens of Númenor
Books The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales

Aranrúth was a sword that belonged to Elu Thingol, King of Doriath and High King of the Sindar.[1] After the Second Sack of Doriath, the sword was rescued by Elwing and was passed on to their descendants.[2]

It later became the sword of the Kings and Queens of Númenor but was eventually lost with Ar-Pharazon, who was entombed on the shores of Aman, during the Downfall of Númenor in SA 3319.[3]


Aranrúth means "King's Ire", from the Sindarin aran ("king") and rûth ("anger").[4][5]

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Hungarian A Király Haragja


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Introduction, Part Two, I: "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, V: "The History of the Akallabeth"
  4. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  5. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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