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Stone of the Hapless

Stone of the Hapless
Memorial stone
Ted Nasmith - Húrin Finds Morwen.jpg
"Húrin Finds Morwen" by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Other namesStanding Stone
Talbor (T)
Tol Morwen
LocationBy the river Taeglin
TypeMemorial stone

The Stone of the Hapless was the hallowed stone on the banks of the River Taeglin that commemorated Túrin and Nienor,[1] and Morwen their mother.

[edit] Fate

Later, during the drowning of Beleriand, the site of the Stone of the Hapless did not drown (as predicted by Glirhuin), but remained as an island, Tol Morwen.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The stone was also known as "the Standing Stone" or Talbor in Taliska (bor being "stone").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 257, 309. See also note 15