This vignette is based on the tale of Húrin and his children, found in the Silmarillion and the 'Narn i Hîn Húrin' (Tale of the Children of Húrin) in the Unfinished Tales. This is one of my favourite tales of the First Age, because it is so heartbreakingly tragic but so wonderfully told.
Tolkien tells us what happened to the family of Húrin in great detail, but not a lot is said about Morwen, wife of Húrin as she is not a main protagonist in this tale. Professor Tolkien's slightly impersonal style also means that we do not know exactly what is going on in the characters' heads. I wondered what Morwen's thoughts would have been when she found that her children were both dead, and the idea for this story was born. As she would not know exactly what happened to Túrin and Nienor, their story is not told here.
Thank you for reading.
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