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“Tuor”

©2001 Sam R. Balcomb

The only mortal Man in this series, Tuor came to Gondolin by the will of the Gods (Valar) in order to save its people. Tolkien stressed that he was mighty in strength and even taller than the Elves, and when the king of Gondolin fashioned armor for him, it was in the likeness of a great swan. The swan, seen on his breastplate (and "wings" on his helm), was the symbol of his house and a token of fate to him, indicating his love of the sea. Again I was entertained with creating the flashy metal and chain mail—perhaps in the future I can toy with having reflected images of his/her surroundings within the armor.

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