Gil-Galad's Spear??

Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by Celestialy, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Celestialy

    Celestialy New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I know we didn't see it very much in the movie and we don't talk about it but am I the only one who would like to see a replica of Gil-Galad's spear "Aeglos"?
    Dunno about you guys but it would be in my top list.
    Anyway I just wanted to know your opinion about it
     
  2. stricker

    stricker New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Can you post a picture? I remember seeing it, and liking it...just post a picture someone if you can. :)

    Ps- What are ALL the spears that have appeared in the films thus far?
     
  3. Elladan

    Elladan Son of Elrond

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Imaldris
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Gil-Galad's Spear, Aeglos, was apparently featured in some footage that got cut out of the movie- along with the Noldorian king himself.

    However, given its importance and history in the books, there's a chance that it will be made, especially given UC's recent announcement that spears and pikes are now replicable by them as well. After all, what spear from LOTR comes more readily to mind than Aeglos?
     
  4. gandalf101

    gandalf101 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I've badly wanted a good picture of Aeglos myself, but have never found one. If anyone has a picture they could post, i'd appreciate it.
     
  5. OBSERVER

    OBSERVER New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    This is the best one I could find.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Aramir

    Aramir Ranger of the North

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Aiglos does appear in the fellowship briefly but you dont see anything other than the handle, if you watch the Prologue closely you see a quick shot of Gil galad stabbing down with it
     
  7. Elladan

    Elladan Son of Elrond

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Imaldris
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    That was Gil-Galad? Wow, I thought it was another shot of Elrond with Hadhafang. Now I know why the weapons looked so different!
     
  8. stricker

    stricker New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I'd really like to see all pikes and spears made......it's just that to do it for me I'd want them to scale. If you think about it, most people are going to display them with the swords....I think it would look pretty stupid if it was a much smaller scale and didn't look in proportion to the swords. I don't know how they'd do it, but if UC could make them full size, I'll buy them all!
     
  9. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    I think if they just made the spear/pike heads full size, it would be good. It still makes sense from a marketing angle, and everyone who wants them full-size (which I think is EVERYONE) will get it.
     
  10. stricker

    stricker New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I agree...good idea. Is there any writing or design or anything on the poles that we'd have to do ourselves?
     
  11. Celestialy

    Celestialy New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    hey, I found a some kind of sketch of the blade
    http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie/gilgalad.jpg
    the best close-up i guess we can have for now
     
  12. Celestialy

    Celestialy New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    *Wish it works*
    here you go, saving you the trouble of going to the site
     

    Attached Files:

  13. stricker

    stricker New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    looks like hadhafang doesn't it? just a little more exaggerated and longer at the base of the blade
     
  14. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    I wouldn't think so. Just buy a wooden pole thats the right diameter and you should be good.
     
  15. Voroturiön

    Voroturiön New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lindónë, Endórë
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Ask and ye shall recieve! :D


    Click here for a close-up shot of Aeglos!!!

    I'm so glad that other ppl are interested in this fine weapon as well. On the last board, I felt like I was the only one pushing for this to be made. :( I'm very happy to see some more interest here. If I could have anything at all from the LOTR set it would be Aeglos. I'm incredibly in love with this spear.

    I really, really, really wish that UC would manufacture Aeglos in FULL SCALE!!! It would be f-ing awesome to have that on my wall or in the corner of my room. If they make it 1/3 to 1/4 in size, its gonna look kinda silly sitting along side my longswords from the LOTR.

    Can you imagine pointing it out in your room to some friends? They say, "What's that?" You respond, "Oh, that's the sacred spear of the last High Elven King in Middle Earth." They say, "Well, gee, I can see why he was the last...look at how small a 'spear' that is!" Lawdy.

    Still, I can't believe that I forgot to post this picture! D'oh!!! I made this scan a loooong time ago. It was a real pain in the butt to scan b/c the picture rests right on the edge of the crack between two pages. And because of the high res, I had prbs working with it.


    Here's some more info. about Gil-galad's spear:

    "I actually think it's the most beautiful weapon that we created for The Lord of the Rings...a very sublime and fine curved spear about 9 feet long, [with] a filigree of three-dimensional brass sculpting on the spring steel blade." -Richard Taylor in LOTR: Fan Club Magazine No.8, April/May 2003, p. 55.

    Aeglos means literally: point of ice in quenya.


    The inscription in Sindarin reads:

    "Gil-galad ech vaegannen matha,
    Aith helegnin I orch gostatha;
    Nin ciniel na nguruthos
    Hon essnin istatha: Aiglos."

    Which means:

    "Gil-galad wields a well-made spear;
    The Orc will fear my point of ice.
    When he sees me, in fear of death
    He will know my name: Aiglos."
    -LOTR Fan Club Magazine, no. 3 June/July 2002, p. 20

    I took the picture from: _The Lord of the Rings: Roleplaying Game - Sourcebook_ p. 204.

    I highly recommend this book! Even if you don't do RPGs, it is chock full o' great info and has a ton of hard to find picutures!!! Including, but not limited to pics of Gil-galad, Elrond, Elven Warriors, Merry and Pippen's swords, and tons of Orcish weapons that I've never seen before.

    ~Voro
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2003
  16. Celestialy

    Celestialy New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Alléluia! I'm so glad to find someone who appreciate as much as I do Aeglos! :D I totaly agree with you Voroturion, Full scale is the path to follow! ;)

    Anyway, what picture are you talking about? And what's this RPG game ur talking about? (I know it's not about the thread but it might interest me)

    Well here's a site about the inscriptions of most of the swords.. might interest some of you (if you don't already know the site)
    http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_inscriptions.htm#troll
     
  17. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    MN, USA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    his spear is very beutiful! It reminds me of a Naganada
     
  18. Celestialy

    Celestialy New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    And I was thinking... were doing a petition for boromir's sword.. Why couldn't we do a petition for Gil-Galad's spear? tell me about it, is there enough people who want to buy it?
    Post your opinion!
    If people agree by saying that Aeglos should be made, let's make a petition dude!! :D
     
  19. Voroturiön

    Voroturiön New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lindónë, Endórë
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Yeaaaah! :D

    Go, here, silly!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    MN, USA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    I vote yes, we should have a petition made, just ask swordsman on that one
     
Search tags for this page
aeglos
,

aeglos replica

,
aeglos spear
,
aeglos spear inscription
,
aeglos spear replica buy
,
aeglos spear size
,
aiglos gil galad replica
,
gil galads weapon