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An artist's impression of Glamdring, the sword of Gandalf
An artist's impression of Glamdring, the sword of Gandalf

Glamdring is a sword in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth. It was forged for the Elf Turgon in the First Age. For several thousand years it went missing, until Gandalf (and company) found it (along with Sting and Orcrist) in the trolls' cave in The Hobbit and claimed it for himself. He continued to use Glamdring through the events of The Lord of the Rings. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (196x799, 80 KB) Glamdring - Sword of Gandalf Glamdring - Sword of Gandalf, als described in Tolkiens The lord of the rings. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (196x799, 80 KB) Glamdring - Sword of Gandalf Glamdring - Sword of Gandalf, als described in Tolkiens The lord of the rings. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Turgon the Wise is an Elven king of the Noldor, second son of Fingolfin, brother to Fingon, Aredhel and Argon, and ruler of the hidden city of Gondolin. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand. ... For other uses, see Gandalf (disambiguation). ... An artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Sting was an Elvish knife or dagger made in Gondolin in the First Age. ... Orcrist is a noted sword mentioned in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, Trolls are very large (twelve feet tall or more) humanoids of great strength and poor intellect. ... The Hobbit is a childrens story written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Glamdring is translated as Foe-hammer, and the goblins in The Hobbit call it "Beater".


Glamdring, along with Orcrist, its mate, are described in The Hobbit as having "...beautiful scabbards and jewelled hilts", and Glamdring is referred to by Elrond as "Foe-hammer that the king of Gondolin once wore". In Unfinished Tales, one of the footnotes to the story "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin" mentions that the sword of Turgon was "…white and gold…in a ruel-bone (ivory) sheath,..." While Glamdring is not mentioned by name, it is reasonable to assume that the same sword is described. Orcrist is a noted sword mentioned in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980. ... Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Turgon the Wise is an Elven king of the Noldor, second son of Fingolfin, brother to Fingon, Aredhel and Argon, and ruler of the hidden city of Gondolin. ...


Glamdring was most likely taken to the Undying Lands by Gandalf at the end of the Third Age. In the fictional writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Undying Lands are a realm inhabited by immortal beings. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


Glamdring is inscribed with runes in the Elven language. In the movies released by New Line Cinema and directed by Peter Jackson, the runes say "Turgon Aran Gondolin, Tortha gar a matha Glamdring, Vegil Glamdring gud daelo. Dam an Glamhoth." which translates to "Turgon, King of Gondolin, wields, has, and holds the sword Glamdring, Foe of Morgoth's realm, Hammer of the Orcs." This inscription, however, was not mentioned in any of J. R. R. Tolkien's writings. All Tolkien says in The Hobbit is that the names of the swords were given in the runes, but nothing else is clearly stated. The invented inscription for the movie sword, however, does sound plausible, since Elrond was able to identify that the sword belonged to Turgon. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ... Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels...


One problem, though, is that the inscription is given in Sindarin, but in an essay written late in J. R. R. Tolkien's life, he explicitly states that Turgon had re-established Quenya as the language of his household in Gondolin (see The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 348). Curiously, it is mentioned in The Hobbit that Gandalf could not read the runes, but that Elrond could, suggesting they were inscribed not in normal Cirth but in some special mode which Gandalf did not know—or, as is more likely, it was at first an inconsistency on Tolkien's part, keeping in mind that The Hobbit had not originally been intended to be so closely woven into the Silmarillion legends. Although the inscription in the film version is Lord of the Rings-era Sindarin and Cirth, the Elvish languages had certainly changed since Turgon's time, so it may be that since Elrond was a survivor from the First Age, he would have been able to read the inscription, whereas Gandalf, who had lived in Aman until the middle Third Age, was unacquainted with it. Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Peoples of Middle-earth is the 12th and final volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien from the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. ...   This chart showing the runes shared by the Angerthas Daeron and Angerthas Moria is presented in Appendix E of The Return of the King. ... ... Quenta Silmarillion is the third part of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens legendarium, Aman (blessed realm) is a continent that lies to the west of Middle-earth (although it lay in another dimension during the time of The Lord of the Rings), across the great ocean Belegaer. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...

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Glamdring in Peter Jackson's trilogy Lord of the Rings

Like all High-Elven swords, Glamdring is supposed to glow with a blue or white flame when Orcs (or Balrogs) are near, like Frodo's sword Sting and Thorin Oakenshield's sword Orcrist, which were also made in Gondolin. However this was left out of The Lord of the Rings film by New Line Cinema because they felt it would be confusing, although a small scene in the third movie showed Glamdring glow blue in the siege of Minas Tirith (where Gandalf tells Pippin about the white shores of Valinor). Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961) is a three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novels... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Thorin Oakenshield was a Dwarf, the son of Thráin II and the grandson of King Thrór. ... Orcrist is a noted sword mentioned in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... New Line Cinema, founded in 1967, is one of the major American film studios. ...


In addition to the licensed reproduction swords released alongside the recent movies, Del Tin Antiche of Italy made unlicensed interpretations of both Glamdring and Orcrist, which were sold through Museum Replicas, Ltd. back in the mid to late 1980s. These were very high quality steel, and well constructed (if quite plain).


Another rather ornate version of Orcrist created by Greg Hildebrandt was issued by Franklin Mint in 1998. The Brothers Hildebrandt are twin brothers who together worked as fantasy and science fiction artists. ... The Franklin Mint is a private corporation based in Media, Pennsylvania, USA which markets collectables of their own designs. ...



Weapons of Middle-earth
Aeglos | Andúril | Anglachel | Anguirel | Angrist | Aranrúth | Belthronding | Black Arrow | Dagmor | Dailir | Dramborleg | Durin's Axe | Glamdring | Grond | Gúthwinë | Gurthang | Herugrim | Morgul-blade | Narsil | Orcrist | Red Arrow | Ringil | Sting

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Encyclopedia of Arda: Glamdring (801 words)
From Elrond's words, we can say that it was forged some time in the second to fifth centuries of the First Age (the centuries when Gondolin existed), and that it was borne by Turgon (the only Elf to hold the title 'King of Gondolin').
Glamdring was greatly feared by the Orcs even thousands of years later, so Turgon must have wielded it ferociously on both these occasions.
It seems safe to assume, though, that Gandalf was still wearing Glamdring, as he had for eighty years, when he boarded the White Ship at the end of the Third Age.
glamdring (392 words)
glamdring orklar tarafýndan yüzyýllar sonra bile korkutucu bir silahtý, bu yüzden turgon glamdring'i bu savaþlarda çok sert ve vahþi kullanmýþtýr.
gondolin'in düþüþü'nden sonra, glamdring tarihte 6000 yýl boyunca gözükmedi veya kayboldu.
glamdring ismi geçmemesine raðmen bu tasvirin ayný kýlýca yapýldýðýnýn söylenmesi mantýklýdýr.
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