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Galvorn was the shining black metal devised by master craftsman Eöl.


Galvorn grew out of Eöl's skill of metallurgy skill he learned from his Dwarven friends of the Blue Mountains. Galvorn was said to be as hard as Dwarf-steel, while remaining supple and malleable. Eöl himself had a suit of black armour made from this metal, which he wore whenever he left his woodland home in the depths of Nan Elmoth.[1] It was assumed its secret died with Eöl as it is not mentioned in other writings.[2] However, some claim that the smiths of Gondolin knew how to smith the jet material, as it was said that Maeglin learned everything Eöl knew, and in the Unfinished Tales Túor saw the Dark Guard wearing black armor with a similar description to galvorn.


Galvorn is a Sindarin word meaning 'shining and black'.[2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic جالفورن
Armenian Գալվորն
Belarusian Cyrillic Галворн
Bulgarian Cyrillic Галворн
Dari عالوورن
Georgian გალვორნი
Greek Γαλυορν ?
Gujarati ગ઼અલ્વોર્ન
Hebrew גאלוורן ?
Hindi घल्वोर्न
Kannada ಗಲ್ವೋರ್ನ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Галворн
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Галворн
Macedonian Cyrillic Галворн
Mongolian Cyrillic Галворн
Nepalese घालवोरन
Persian عالوورن ?
Russian Галворн
Sanskrit ङल्वोर्न्
Serbian Галворн (Cyrillic) Galvorn (Latin)
Sinhalese ගල්වොර්න්
Tajik Cyrillic Галворн
Tamil கல்வொர்ந்
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ґалворн
Uyghur غالۋورن
Uzbek Галворн (Cyrillic) Galvorn (Latin)
Yiddish גאַלוואָרן


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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