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Questions about the epic fantasy novel 'The Children of Húrin' (2007), based on manuscripts by J. R. R. Tolkien edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. Always use in conjunction with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

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Did Anglachel intentionaly prick Túrin's foot?

In the story of the children of Húrin, Beleg is granted a gift by King Thingol, and he asks for the sword Anglachel. Melian warns him of the evil of the sword, and says that it will not love the hand ...
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Was Mîm trying to perform some kind of magic?

In The Children of Húrin, there is the following interesting passage: They led the old Dwarf away to their dismal camp, and as he went he muttered in a strange tongue that seemed harsh with ancient ...
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Why did Mîm not leave the sack with Túrin and leave?

In The Children of Húrin, after Mîm is captured by Túrin and his outlaws, he promises to lead them to his house, in ransom for his life. At first, he attempts to leave them for the night, and promises ...
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Was there new content in The Children of Húrin?

It is well known (see here, here) that, when Beren and Lúthien and The Fall of Gondolin were published, they contained no new content: all of it was already printed in previous works edited by ...
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Why didn’t Húrin answer Morwen as she was dying?

In The Children of Húrin by Tolkien (and edited by his son), Húrin was bound by the power of Morgoth to a stone chair on a high place on Thangorodrim. He is later released after both Niënor and Túrin ...
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What is the significance of Turin Turambar?

What is the quality that he possesses that makes him unique among the Edain, and why is he, of all Men, the one that is going to kill Morgoth in the Dagor Dagorath?
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What is the difference between The Lay of the Children of Hurin found in The Lays of Beleriand and The Children of Hurin?

I understand that the tales of Turin Turambar, son of Hurin, are partially located in The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and The Lays of Beleriand. What is the difference between the The Lay of the ...
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