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The Boathouse, Birkenhead Park

Pebble mosaic floor (detail), The Boathouse, Birkenhead Park, by mosaicist, Maggy Howarth.

Sting was an Elven shortsword made in Gondolin during the First Age. After wielding it during the Quest for Erebor, Bilbo Baggins had it engraved with the Sindarin text, Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im. Translated into English, it reads, "Sting is my name; I am the spider's bane." The Appendix of The Silmarillion defines the element maeg in Sindarin as meaning "sharp" or "piercing". During the Third Age, it was wielded by Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and Samwise Gamgee. Sting…

Fantasy Swords - Sting - Bilbo Baggin’s Sword Sting was an Elvish knife or dagger, used as a sword by the Hobbits in J. Tolkien’s trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. Made in Gondolin in the First Age,.