Lived some time around First Age 466 and 472
Article: "Lalaith" by Varda-(Valar) from the Silmarillion
Article: "Urwen or Lalaith" by
Arveleg-(V) from Children of
Lalaith's name is Sindarin elvish for
She was Turin's
sister, daughter of Hurin
and Morwen. She
died of plague when only three years old, which blew in on an evil wind
from Angband, fortress of Morgoth.
Her name and fate is significant as it suggests
Turin's laughter was killed young by Morgoth,
a turn of
phrase and events which Morgoth understood and almost certainly
Reference: Silmarillion: "Of Turin Turambar"
Urwen or Lalaith, which means “laughter”, was a
daughter of Húrin
and Morwen. She was greatly loved by all in her family, especially Túrin.
Lalaith was described by Morwen as being as fair as an elf child.
“Her hair was like
the yellow lilies in the grass as she ran in the fields, and her
laughter was like the sound of the merry stream that came singing out
of the hills past the walls of her father’s house. Nen Lalaith it was
named, and after it all of the people of the household called the child
Lalaith, and their hearts were glad while she was among them.”
- excerpt from “The Childhood of Túrin” from The Children of Húrin
Lalaith died from “the Evil Breath,” a pestilent
epidemic that spread throughout the northern land that bordered the
Anfauglith. When she died she was three years old.
Reference: The Children of