In the spring of the year after Níniel conceived, and she became wan and sad; and at the same time there came to Ephel Brandir the first rumours that Glaurung had issued from Nargothrond.
It is merely setting in time, when Glaurung issued from Nargothrond.
Niniel/Nienor was pregnant with Turins child when Glaurung told them they where brother and sister, i think that was the main reason she trew herself of the cliff.When I read this I interpretted as meaning that Niniel was with child and wanning referring to the birth of the child. I don't recall any mention of Turin's heir so perhaps the infant died which would have been cause for Niniel's sadness.
That was always the impression I had when reading that piece too. As a reader you know something is dreadfully wrong, so it is easy to overlook the fact that Nieniel is sad rather than looking forward to the birth of her child.it seems as if Nieniel was stricken with something like depression. In my readings of classical literature and such, the Brits had a tendency to show characters exhibiting physical signs of a problem for something that is wrong spiritually.
Genious or jumble???? In my opinion genius. In just four sentences he manages to mention:-The sons of Hador were Galdor and Gundor; and the sons of Galdor were Hurin and Huor; and the son of Hurin was Turin the Bane of Glaurung; and the son of Huor was Tuor, father of Earendil the Blessed. The son of Boromir was Bregor, whose sons were Bregolas and Barahir; and the sons of Bregolas were Baragund and Belegund. The daughter of Baragund was Morwen, the mother of Turin, and the daughter of Belegund was Rian, the mother of Tuor. But the son of Barahir was Beren One-hand, who won the love of Luthien Thingol's daughter, and returned from the dead; from them came Elwing the wife of Earendil, and all the Kings of Numenor after.
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