Mablung is a fictional character from
J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.
Mablung was a
Sindarin Elf who served in the army of King Elu Thingolof Doriath. Together with BelegCúthalion he was one of the great captains of the Sindar, and he was part of the Hunting of the Wolf together with Beren, who married Lúthien.
Mablung became captain of the guard of Doriath after Beleg left to seek
Túrin. When MorwenEledhwen, who dwelt in Doriath at the time, learned of the fall of Nargothrondand that her son Túrinmight be there, she wished to seek him out. Mablung was assigned by Thingol to guard her on their way. Unknown to both Mablung and Morwen until too late, Nienordaughter of Morwen, had joined them. Mablung was unable to prevent them both from getting ensnared in the traps of Glaurungthe Dragon. Mablung hid from Glaurung and then searched the sacked Nargothrond, finding no sign of Túrin. Glaurung when returning mocked Mablung, saving his life, and informing him that he had now lost also Morwen and Nienor.
Nienor was found again by Mablung, but he later lost her again when she, her mind wiped by Glaurung, fled from Mablung during an Orc attack. Defeated Mablung returned to Doriath, but he spent years afterwards searching for Morwen and Nienor.
Mablung went to
Brethilwhen he learned Glaurung was there, and there met Túrin. By admitting Nienor was lost he caused Túrin to realize that Nínielhis wife had actually been his sister Nienor, and Túrin killed himself.
Mablung was killed during the Sack of Doriath when he fell under the Dwarves of
His name means 'Heavy Hand'. It was probably not his real name but an
epessë(honorary title), but his real name is unknown.
Mablung is also the name of one of
Faramir's Rangers in " The Two Towers" and " The Return of the King" in " The Lord of the Rings".
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