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Glaurung by Lungorthin-(Valar)
Images of Glaurung
see also Azaghâl
First of the Dragons
Father of Dragons,
the Great Worm, the
Worm of Morgoth, Glaurung the Urulóki, Glaurung the Golden
Urulóki literally means “fire-serpent”
“Thus began the fourth of the great battles, Dagor
Bragollach, the Battle of Sudden Flame.
In front of the fire came Glaurung the golden, father of dragons, in
his full might; and in his train were balrogs,
and behind them came the
black armies of Orcs…”
His major role is described in the Silmarillion,
the story “Of Túrin Turambar,” where he casts a spell upon Turin
and Nienor (Turin's sister). The two fall in love and marry.
gets his revenge in the end, (unfortunately ) as he kills Glaurung with
his black sword named Gurthang.
Read “Of Túrin Turambar” for more information.
Silmarillion: "Quenta Silmarillion"
Images of Glaurung:
"Turin and Glaurung" battle. Artist: Catherine Karina Chmiel. Rolozo
of the battle between Turin and Glaurung: drawn by Ted Nasmith for the
year 2000 calendar, from the Rolozo Tolkien page.
: Glaurung, from John Howe's 2001 Tolkien calendar, on Rolozo's page.