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Thuringwethil and draugluin
Transformed, by Ted Nasmith


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Thuringwethil was a Vampire servant of Sauron in his fortress of Tol-in-Gaurhoth (the former Tol Sirion), during her time serving Morgoth during the First Age.


Thuringwethil was Sauron's herald and was stationed at Tol-in-Gaurhoth by the time of the Quest for the Silmaril. She was probably slain or died during the fight between Sauron and Huan in the fortress.

She served as a herald, or a messenger, for Sauron at Tol-Sirion. Her origins were not mentioned, but her ability to take forms suggest that she could be a Maia. She was described to have fingered-wings and iron claws. Lúthien was disguised as Thuringwethil and introduced herself as such upon infiltrating Angband.[1]

'Thuringwethil I am, who cast
a shadow o'er the face aghast
of the sallow moon in the doomed land
of shivering Beleriand.'

― Lúthien in her disguise, Lay of Leithian, Canto XIII[2]


Thuringwethil means "Woman of the Secret Shadow"[3] from the Sindarin thurin ("secret") and gwath ("shadow").[4]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጥሁሪንግወትሂል
Arabic ثورينجويثيل
Armenian Տհուրինգւետհիլ
Belarusian Cyrillic Тhурінгўетhіл
Bengali থুরিন্গ্বেথিল
Bulgarian Cyrillic Тхурингщетхил ?
Burmese ဌုရိင္ဝေထိလ္ ?
Chinese (Hong Kong) 瑟林威西
Dari طهورینگوهتهیل
Greek Θυρινγωεθιλ
Gujarati ઠુરિઙ્વેથિલ
Hindi ठुरिङ्वेथिल
Hebrew טהורינגwיתהיל ?
Kannada ಠುರಿಂಗ್ವೆಥಿಲ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Тһұрінгуетһіл
Kurdish تهورینگوه‌تهیل (Arabic script) Thuringwethil (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Тhурингwэтhил
Macedonian Cyrillic Тхурингwетхил
Marathi ठुरिङ्ग्वेथिल
Mongolian Cyrillic Тhурингwэтhил
Nepalese ठुरिङ्वेथिल
Pashto طهورینګوېتهیل
Persian طهورینگوهتهیل ?
Punjabi ਠੁਰਿਨ੍ਗ੍ਵੇਥਿਲ
Russian Тхурингвэтиль
Sanskrit ठुरिङ्वेथिल्
Serbian Тхурингветхил (Cyrillic) Thuringwethil (Latin)
Sinhalese ඨුරිඞ්෴එථිල් ?
Tajik Cyrillic Тҳурингwетҳил
Tamil ட்ஹுரிங்௰எத்ஹில் ?
Telugu ఠురిఙ్వెథిల
Tibetan ཏྷུརིནྒྭེཐིལ
Tigrinya ጥሁሪንግወትሂል
Ukrainian Cyrillic Тгурінґwетгіл ?
Urdu ٹہورانگویتھال
Uyghur تھۇرىنگۋەتھىل
Uzbek Тҳурингwетҳил (Cyrillic) Thuringwethil (Latin)
Yiddish טהורינגוועטהיל


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 3: The Lays of Beleriand, III: "The Lay of Leithian"
  3. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  4. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names

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