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The '''Iron Crown''' was the crown forged by [[Morgoth]] after his return to [[Middle-earth]] to hold the three [[Silmarils]]; he bore it throughout the [[First Age]], but after his defeat by the [[Valar]] the crown was beaten into a collar for his neck.
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The '''Iron Crown''' was the crown forged by [[Morgoth]] after his return to [[Middle-earth]] to hold the three [[Silmarils]]. He bore it throughout the [[First Age]], and would not remove it, although it was a great burden to him.<ref>{{S|Flight}}</ref> In {{FA|466}}, [[Lúthien]] cast a spell of sleep upon Morgoth, and as he fell to the ground, the Iron Crown rolled away. [[Beren]] retrieved a Silmaril from it using the knife [[Angrist]]. He attempted to take a second, but the knife broke, and Morgoth stirred.<ref>{{S|Beren}}</ref> After Morgoth's defeat by the [[Valar]] in the [[War of Wrath]], the crown was beaten into a collar for his neck.<ref>{{S|Earendil}}</ref>
  
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"The Iron Crown" by Audrey Corman

The Iron Crown was the crown forged by Morgoth after his return to Middle-earth to hold the three Silmarils. He bore it throughout the First Age, and would not remove it, although it was a great burden to him.[1] In F.A. 466, Lúthien cast a spell of sleep upon Morgoth, and as he fell to the ground, the Iron Crown rolled away. Beren retrieved a Silmaril from it using the knife Angrist. He attempted to take a second, but the knife broke, and Morgoth stirred.[2] After Morgoth's defeat by the Valar in the War of Wrath, the crown was beaten into a collar for his neck.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"