This song covers the battle between Morgoth and the Noldor king Fingolfin. Filled with wrath and despair when the siege of Angband was broken, Fingolfin rode alone to the gates of Angband and challenged Morgoth to single combat. Morgoth had to accept, or face shame in the eyes of his servants. The nimble Fingolfin was able to avoid Morgoth's blows with his hammer, and wounded the dark lord seven times. But at the last, Fingolfin stumbled on a crater, and was pinned beneath Morgoth's foot and killed, though not before hewing at Morgoth's foot in a last act of defiance. Morgoth's wounds from this battle never healed properly.
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