Morgoth’s curse over Hurin and the Curse of Mandos over the Noldor come join forces and end up destroying the the oldest elven kingdom from the inside out.  When the Nauglamir and the Silmaril meet, all hell breaks loose: the dwarves make a move, Beren makes his return, and Fēanor’s sons strike in the aftermath.

In this episode, Jonathan, Michael, and Dan discuss the power of curses (and why didn’t Morgoth just curse more people), how the Silmaril is actually kind of like the One Ring (and even negatively affects Beren and Luthien), and how–of Hurin’s entire family–Morwen was the only one not conquered.

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The Children of Hurin

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If You Like Tolkien (from past episodes) ????
The Silmarillion
The Fall of Númenor
The Atlas of Middle-earth
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
The Children of Hurin