The Quest for the Silmaril was a quest undertaken by Beren Erchamion to obtain a Silmaril from Morgoth's Iron Crown.


Beren went on the quest as terms in Thingol's bride-price for the hand of his daughter Lúthien in marriage. He was aided in the Quest by Lúthien herself, King Finrod of Nargothrond, and Huan, the Great Hound of Valinor. The quest was successful but came at a high cost to all involved.[1]


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"