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Nirnaeth Arnoediad:

The Battle of Unnumbered Tears. The most disastrous of the battles in Beleriand. It was this battle that ended most of the resistance to Morgoth in northern Beleriand. This was also the first battle in which treachery played a part as the Men of Ulfang turned on the host of Maedhros, delaying them and preventing and effective use of the armies. From all of the armies of the Edain, of whom most fell screening the retreat of the armies of Turgon there was only one survivor, Hurín. He was captured by Morgoth, and kept in torment for many years atop Thangorodrim.
Last of all Hurín stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield and wielded and axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Hurín cried: 'Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!' Seventy times he uttered that cry; but they took him at last alive, by the command of Morgoth, for the Orcs grappled him with their hands, which clung to him still though he hewed off their arms; and ever their numbers were renewed, until at last he fell buried beneath them. Then Gothmog bound him and dragged him to Angband with mockery. (S.234-235)

The Silmarillion
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Hurin | Morgoth | Turgon | Beleriand | Thangorodrim | The First Age of the Sun

Hurín captured by Morgoth
Books Used in this Document:
    - The Lord of the Rings
    - The Silmarillion
    - The Unfinished Tales
    - The Hobbit
    - The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster
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