Gil-galad: Did he die? How?

2018-02-02 21:26:50

I read a little bit, but I'm not sure. Did he die, and how? If he didn't die, then is it known what happened to him?

We learn of Gil-Galad's fate during the exposition scene Council of Elrond. According to Isildur's chronicle of the battle with Sauron, Gil-Galad was burned to death by Sauron's hand.

What evil it saith I do not know; but I trace here a copy of it, lest

it fade beyond recall. The Ring misseth, maybe, the heat of Sauron's

hand, which was black and yet burned like fire, and so [with which] Gil-galad was

destroyed;

The Fellowship of the Ring: The Council of Elrond

And from The Silmarillion we have a third-party account. Sauron was facing two enemies and managed to kill both but was knocked down in the process.

But at the last the siege was so strait that Sauron himself came

forth; and he wrestled with Gil-galad and Elendil, and they both were

slain, and the sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But Sauron

also was throw

  • We learn of Gil-Galad's fate during the exposition scene Council of Elrond. According to Isildur's chronicle of the battle with Sauron, Gil-Galad was burned to death by Sauron's hand.

    What evil it saith I do not know; but I trace here a copy of it, lest

    it fade beyond recall. The Ring misseth, maybe, the heat of Sauron's

    hand, which was black and yet burned like fire, and so [with which] Gil-galad was

    destroyed;

    The Fellowship of the Ring: The Council of Elrond

    And from The Silmarillion we have a third-party account. Sauron was facing two enemies and managed to kill both but was knocked down in the process.

    But at the last the siege was so strait that Sauron himself came

    forth; and he wrestled with Gil-galad and Elendil, and they both were

    slain, and the sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But Sauron

    also was thrown down, and with the hilt-shard of Narsil Isildur cut

    the Ruling Ring from the hand of Sauron and took it for his own.

    The Silma

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