Tale of the Children of Húrin
The Narn i HÃ®n HÃºrin.
"Behold! The shadow of my thought shall lie upon them wherever they go, and my hate shall pursue them to the ends of the world."
(Morgoth's curse on HÃºrin and his kin, from Narn i HÃ®n HÃºrin; in Unfinished Tales of NÃºmenor and Middle-earth)
A long tale from the histories of the First Age of the World, and indeed the longest to come from that time. It tells the story of HÃºrin, Morwen and their ill-fated children Lalaith, TÃºrin, and Nienor. In the Tale, Morgoth captured HÃºrin in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and set a curse on him, his wife, and their children. Thereafter, the story follows the course of HÃºrin's son TÃºrin as he travels through Beleriand, followed by disaster and sorrow wherever he goes, until his life, and that of his sister Nienor, reach their inevitable and tragic ends.