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Hall of Fire this weekend: mighty weapons of Middle-earth

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Nov 16 2012, 7:50pm


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Barliman's Chat This weekend, Hall of Fire is taking a look at some of the mightiest weapons ever forged in Middle-earth!

Dramborleg, the famous axe of Tuor. Aranruth, the sword of Thingol -- and of the Kings of Numenor. Gurthang, Turin's treacherous black sword. Angrist, the knife that Beren used to prise a silmaril from Morgoth's iron crown.

Glamdring, the sword of Turgon -- and later of Gandalf. Sting, the blade that saved Bilbo and, later, Frodo from deadly spiders. Anduril, the heirloom of the Dunedain of Arnor, forged by Telchar. The barrow-blades of Merry and Pippin.

And what about Morgoth's hammer, Grond?

What is it about these weapons that fascinates us? Is it the lineage? Is it something about the character of those wielding them? Are they "magic", even though Tolkien never described anything like a "+5 vorpal sword of balrog slaying"?

And is Tolkien the creator of this fantasy trope?

Join us this Saturday, November 17 at 5pm EST (New York time), as we chat about the mighty weapons of Middle-earth and what they mean to you.


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