- "But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered like ice."
- —Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
Ringil was the sword of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor. The sword was of elvish make. It bit with chilling cold, a blade that glittered like ice by the light of the stars. Fingolfin wielded it to great effect against Morgoth during their duel before the gates of Angband, wounding him seven times. However, he was slain by the Dark Lord, who broke Fingolfin's neck with his foot. With his last breath, Fingolfin hewed Morgoth's foot with Ringil, rendering him limp for the rest of his miserable existence.
The name Ringil is Sindarin and means "cold-star" or "cold-spark".
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