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Gurth means “Death” while Anga means "Iron".
- (The anga is the same in Anglachel, Angband, Agenor etc.)
Gurthang was made of the same Meoteric Iron that once in Sword form was Named Anglachel. So it possessed the same qualities as that of its predecessor.
It was also the sword that was the cause of death of Glaurung father of Dragon, Brandir Slain Unjustly and many other Orcs, creatures of the Dark Side and finally its weilder Túrin.
The sword was greatly feared by the Orcs and due to its black color Túrin was names Mormegil: The weilder of the Black Sword or more publically Black Sword.
It was the Sword to whom Túrin delivered his infamous allegorical address just before his death.
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