Quest of the Silmaril

   The price of Lúthien's hand.
   The quest of Beren Erchamion for a Silmaril from Morgoth's Iron Crown as Thingol's bride-price of his daughter Lúthien. He was aided in the Quest by Lúthien herself, King Finrod of Nargothrond and Huan the Hound of Valinor.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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