Beren and Lúthien. An amazing and adventurous love story.
Beren fell in love with Lúthien on seeing her, and she eventually grew to love him.
Beren was only allowed to marry Lúthien if he stole a silmaril from the crown of Morgoth.
Beren failed the first attempt, and Lúthien accompanied him the second time.
Lúthien sang to Morgoth, putting him and the people around him in a deep sleep.
Beren then took a knife (I believe it was Celegorm's) and removed a silmaril from Morgoth's crown.
They fled but were stopped by Carcharoth. He bit Beren's hand off which held the silmaril. They escaped to Doriath, but the silmaril burned Carcharoth's mouth and drove him insane.
He killed many elves and the hound Huan, but Huan killed him first. The silmaril was retrieved, but Beren died.
Lúthien went to the Halls of Mandos and sang for Mandos, making him pitying her and Beren. He allowed them to live as mortals, and so they lived together until the end of their days. (I shortened this tale a bit. I didn't put in a lot of details, but oh well.) #beren #luthien #thetaleofberenandluthien #carcharoth #thingol #melian #morgoth #silmarils #silmarillion #tolkien