by Arveleg-(V)
July 3, 2007
Dwarves > Azaghâl

Race: Dwarf
Title: Lord of Belegost
Died: First Age 473

    Azaghâl was a dwarf, the Lord of Belegost, who died in the act of fending off the young dragon, Glaurung, during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

“But the Naugrim made a circle about him (Glaurung) when he assailed them, and even his mighty armour was not full proof against the blows of their great axes; and when in his rage Glaurung turned and struck down Azaghâl, Lord of Belegost, and crawled over him, with his last stroke Azaghâl drove a knife into his belly, and so wounded him that he fled the field, and the beasts of Angband in dismay followed after him. Then the Dwarves raised up the body of Azaghâl and bore it away...”

-“Of the Fifth Battle” from The Silmarillion

Reference: The Silmarillion