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Anduril’s Hilt Inscription

June 27, 2003 at 1:38 am by Demosthenes  - 

I’m sure many out there already know this information, but a few of you will probably look at the inscription on Andúril from the Teaser poster and wonder what it says – and maybe wonder if it’s the same as the inscription on Narsil.

I recently got in touch with elvish expert David Salo and asked him.

Aragorn And Anduril

I showed him a blown up version of the image above of Aragorn with Andúril, and asked if he could try and translate it.

He replied: I can make out on the right hand side “…l meletya telchar” and the whole inscription should start on the left-hand bottom of the triangle.

This is part of the full inscription, which reads: “Narsil essenya macil meletya; Telchar carnéron Návarotessë” (My name is Narsil, a mighty sword; Telchar made me in Nogrod).

There’s also a full translation and explanation of the characters inscribed on Narsil (and other weapons used in LoTR) on here.

Update: I also noticed just before that the hilt length of Andúril in the teaser poster is far shorter than in other shots we’ve seen. In fact, Andúril’s hilt looks like a one-handed sword in the teaser poster, as opposed to the much longer two-handed hilt in the picture above.

I guess it’s possible – likely even – that the designers mucked about with the perspective. Or that they even digitally lopped out a bit of the hilt to make everything fit the constraints of the poster – and to make everything *look* better/perfect for the poster.

In the end, it’s not earthshattering, but the obviousness of it seems very surprising to me.

Posted in Old Special Reports on June 27, 2003 by

Thranduil Statue

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