Since its release, this epic fantasy novel hasn´t stopped growing the buzz around the Swords of the Lord of the Rings. The innovative design brings all the mythical fantasy that a record-breaking film requires, from all points of view. Its history is set in the Third Age of Middle-Earth, a fictional place inhabited by men and other anthropomorphic races as hobbits, elves and dwarves, as well as many other real or fantastic creatures.
The novel traces the journey of the main character, the hobit Frodo Baggins, in his intent to destroy the One Ring and the subsequent war that will cause the enemy to recover, as the ring is the main source of power of its creator, the Dark Lord Sauron.
The son of King Thranduil of Black Forest Elves went to Rivendel to deliver a messagge from his father: the creature Gollum, who had been captured and delivered by Gandalf to Thranduil to watch him, had escaped. It ended thus participating in the Council of Elrond and forming part of the Fellowship of the Ring. Elf Legolas was tall, handsom with bright gray eyes, long brown and green dress, an excellent archer with a marvelous and pervasive view that could see at a distance, that ordinary mortals could not and even exceeded that of many elves. He walked agile and his feet hardly touched the ground. When he was sleeping, he layed with his eyes half closed, dreaming of beatiful things. For the fight he was always accompanied by a white bow and a knife, although in the film appear two daggers, deadly weapons for orcs and for the rest of his enemies.
The Anduril Sword is the sword wielded by Aragorn in the movie The Lord of the Rings. It was predicted that the Narsil would not be forged until the One Ring did not return, which the Sages wished it never happened. But thousands of years later Faramir and Boromir had a dream in which they were said that, along with the reappearance of “Isildur´s Bane” it would forge the sword that was broken and “the new king ” would crownless. The answer to the riddle was found by Boromir in Rivendel. There the sword was forged again, at the end of the Third Age, for Aragorn, receiving a new name: Anduril, Sindarin word that can be translated as “Call of the West”. Aragorn carried the sword during the War of the Ring so the sword was back again to defeat the Dark.
The Glamdring sword was forged by the elves for King Turgon of Gondolin, one of the High Kings of the Noldor. It was the twin sword of Orcrist, the weapon of the Ecthelion of the Fountain, Captain of the City. The sword disappeared after the fall of Gondolin, at the end of the First Age of Arda, being discovered in the Third Age by Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves (as told in “The hobbit”) in a troll cave, as part of a treasure whose origins could be placed in the sack of Gondolin. Right next to it appeared a short sword (hobbit size, that the elves would consider a dagger) also elvish, which Gandalf gave to Bilbo, who, in the course of the adventure named it Sting. The name “Glamdring” is a compound word in Sindarin, Gandalf translated as “Hammer of enemies”, although the term “glam” is more specific and refers to Glamhoth, “the raucous horde”, ie the orcs.
According to the tradition, the dwarf blacksmith Nogrod forged it in Telchar, one of the dwarf cities of the Blue Mountains of the Middle-Earth, during the First Age. At the end of the Second Age, Narsil was wielded by Elendil the Tall, King of Arnor and Gondor after the fall of Númenor, in the War of the Last Alliance against Sauron´s armies. In the final battle, at the foot of Mount Doom, after the death of Gil-Galad (last king of the Noldor) at the hands of Sauron, Elendil attacked Sauron though aware of his possible death. Isildur, son of Elendil, pulled Sauron down and cut his finger on which he wore the One Ring with the blade from the handle. The shards of Narsil were taken to the North along with the Ring, by Isildur. He was eventually embushed by orcs in what was called the “Disaster of the Gladden Fields”. The ring was lost in the river Anduin, but the shards of the Narsil were taken to Rivendel by Ohtar, Isildur´s squire and one of the three survivors of the ambush. The shards of Narsil were since then inherit by the kingdom of Arnor, until the end of the kingdom, after which the captains of the Dúnedain, descendants of the kings of Arnor, preserved the fragments in Rivendel.
THE STING (FRODO´S SWORD)
Hero of the novel, son of Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck. After the death of his parents, his uncle Bilbo adopted him and named him his heir, a fact that led his to posses the One Ring.
It was used by Aragorn before he was given the Anduril. Aragorn was the captain of the rangers of the North, the second with that name, son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, nicknamed Strider in Bree, known as Thorongil (The Eagle Star) in Rohan and Gondor during the days of Thengel and Ecthelion II, a boy known as Estel Rivendell (“Hope”), captain of the free peoples during the War of the Ring and then ruler of the unified kingdon of Gondor and Arnor.
It is the sword used by the Witch King in The Lord of the Rings, leader of the nine Spectra, the indestructible servants of Sauron. They were once mortal kings of men that Sauron corrupted with his Ring of Power. They are also called Black Riders of Nazgûl, they can feel the Ring when it is near and clearly see when the wearer puts it on. The Witchking was made by the blacksmiths in the land of Mordor, under the command of Lord Sauron.
Arwen’s sword is called Hadhafang which means Throng-cleaver. It once belonged to the Elven Princess Idril, who wed a mortal man and bore Eärendil, the father of Elrond who in turn was father to Arwen. Before Arwen’s birth, Elrond wielded Hadhafang at the end of the second age of “Middle-Earth,” during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in the great battle against Sauron on the slopes of Mount Doom. Later his daughter, Arwen, used Hadhafang when she aided Frodo in his escape from the Ringwraiths. Inscribed on the blade are runes in the Elven language of Sindarin that say “aen estar Hadhafang i chathol hen, thand arod dan i thang an i arwen.” Which transfers to “this blade is called Hadhafang, a noble defense against the enemy throng for a noble lady.”
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