Ancalagon The Black, translated as 'Rushing Jaws'
In truth, little is actually known about this great Dragon, except that he was first of the winged fire-drakes to issue from Angband in the War of Wrath. It could only have struck fear into the Armies of the West, to see such a fleet of huge, fire-breathing beasts take to the air, with Ancalagon The Black at their forefront.
Eärendil in the flying ship Vingilot, along with Thorondor and the greatest Eagles of Manwë took to the heavens and so began a mighty battle, lasting for a a day and a night. So it was, Ancalagon The Black was cast down by Eärendil upon the towers of Thangorodrim, which were decimated by his mighty fall. So too were the remaining Dragons of his brood defeated or they fled to the far corners of Arda, and Angband was broken and cast open.
Yet, in legend Ancalagon is not forgotten, famed among fireside tales and ever remembered as the mightiest of the Dragon-host of Angband.
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