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Durin's Bane from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Durin's Bane from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Durin's Bane is a fictional being (a Balrog) from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Peter Jackson in Wellington (New Zealand) Peter Jackson CNZM is a film writer, director and producer born in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand to Bill and Joan Jackson on October 31, 1961. ... This article deals with J.R.R. Tolkiens Balrogs. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ...

Durin's Bane refers to a specific Balrog who was not otherwise named. It would surely have served its master Morgoth during the First Age. It apparently survived the defeat of Morgoth in the War of Wrath and escaped to hide beneath the Misty Mountains. Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the rise of the Sun and the arrival of the Ñoldor in the land Beleriand in Middle-earth, and ended with the overthrow of Morgoth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the end of the First Age. ... Misty Mountains as seen in the prologue to Fellowship of the Ring In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Misty Mountains (also known by its Sindarin name of Hithaeglir - misspelled as Hithaiglin on the original Lord of the Rings map - and as the Mountains of...


For more than five millennia, the Balrog hibernated in its deep hiding place at the roots of the mountains in Khazad-dûm. It remained undisturbed throughout the Second Age and most of the Third, before the mithril-miners of Dwarf-King Durin VI awoke it. Durin was slain by the creature, at which point it became known as Durin's Bane. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world, Middle-earth, Moria (also known as Khazad-dûm, The Black Chasm, The Black Pit, Dwarrowdelf, Hadhodrond, and Phurunargian) is the name given to the underground city, mines, and connected tunnels that run through the central Misty Mountains. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Mithril is a fictional material from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards (even the women), and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... In Norse mythology, Durin was the first of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves. ... For other uses of the word bane, see bane (disambiguation). ...


The Dwarves attempted to fight the Balrog, but its power was far too great. Despite their efforts to hold Khazad-dûm against it, King Náin and many of the Dwarves were killed and the survivors were forced to flee. This disaster appears to have also reached the Silvan Elves of Lothlórien, many of which also fled the "Nameless Terror" (it was not recognized as a Balrog at the time). The elves began to call the place Moria, "The Black Pit". The Dwarves of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth are beings of short stature who all possess beards (even the women), and are often friendly with Hobbits although long suspicious of Elves. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world, Middle-earth, Moria (also known as Khazad-dûm, The Black Chasm, The Black Pit, Dwarrowdelf, Hadhodrond, and Phurunargian) is the name given to the underground city, mines, and connected tunnels that run through the central Misty Mountains. ... Náin I is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... For more general description of Wood Elves, see Wood-elves. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two places are known as Lórien, both exceptionally beautiful. ...


For five hundred years, Moria was left to the Balrog.


Sauron began to put his plans for war into effect around the year 2480 of the Third Age. As part of these, he sent Orcs and trolls to the Misty Mountains to bar all of the passes. Some of these creatures came to Moria. It is unclear as to whether Sauron could have controlled the Balrog (they were both Maiar) but it is probable that they would have been allied against the "common good". The Balrog did allow the Orcs and trolls to remain in Moria while it dwelt there. Tolkien does not mention whether Sauron was aware of the Balrog's presence prior to this time. The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Orc or Ork, an Old English word (orc-néas orc-corpses in Beowulf) for the zombie-like monsters of Grendels race was revived by J. R. R. Tolkien in his Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, trolls are very large (around 9 feet tall) humanoids of poor intellect. ... Misty Mountains as seen in the prologue to Fellowship of the Ring In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Misty Mountains (also known by its Sindarin name of Hithaeglir - misspelled as Hithaiglin on the original Lord of the Rings map - and as the Mountains of... The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ...


The Battle of Azanulbizar was the climactic battle in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. It took place before the eastern gate of Moria in 2799 and was a victory for the Dwarves. However, the victors did not conquer Moria because Dáin Ironfoot, having slain the Orc Azog, felt the terror of the Balrog at the gate. Despite a failed attempt to recolonise Moria by Balin in 2989, Durin's Bane remained a menace in the ancient kingdom of the Dwarves whose nature was hidden to the outside world. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Battle of Nanduhirion was the last battle in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the War of the Dwarves and Orcs was a great war fought between the two races. ... Dáin II Ironfoot was a Dwarven King from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In Tolkiens Middle-earth Azog was the name of an Orc chieftain who lived in Moria from about 2480 to 2799 Third Age. ... The name Balin can refer to characters in several mythologies and literary works. ...


In January of 3018, the Fellowship of the Ring travelled through Moria on the way to Mount Doom. There they encountered Durin's Bane at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm. The Elf Legolas instantly recognised the Balrog despite having never seen one before. More importantly, the Wizard Gandalf was there (perhaps for this very purpose); knowing that it was far more powerful than even the greatest of his companions, he challenged it. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mount Doom, or Orodruin, is a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. ... The Bridge of Khazad-dûm is a narrow stone bridge crossing a chasm within the eastern gates of the Dwarf-city of Khazad-dûm. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Legolas Greenleaf is a Sindarin Elf who becomes a part of the Fellowship of the Ring. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... This article is about the fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens books. ...


Since Gandalf and the Balrog were both Maiar, they were beings of the same order. As they faced each other, Gandalf broke the Bridge in front of him, but as the Balrog fell it wrapped its whip around Gandalf's ankle, dragging him into the abyss. As the Company looked in horror, Gandalf cried "Fly, you fools!" and was gone. After the long fall, the two landed in a subterranean lake, which extinguished the flames of the Balrog's body, greatly weakening it. Recognizing its own weakness, the Balrog fled, and Gandalf pursued the creature for eight days until they climbed to the peak of Zirakzigil, at which point the Balrog's body flames were renewed, restoring its power. Here they fought for two days and nights. In the end, the Balrog was defeated and cast down, breaking the mountainside as it fell. Gandalf himself died following this ordeal, but was later sent back to Middle-earth with even greater powers as Gandalf the White. The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Celebdil (Sindarin), also known as Zirakzigil (Khuzdul) or Silvertine is a fictional mountain from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ...



Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindalë (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the Valar Manwë | Aulë | Oromë | Irmo (Lórien) | Námo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the Valar (The Valier):  Varda | Yavanna | Vána | Estë | Vairë | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
Maiar Eönwë | Ilmarë | Ossë | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olórin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane

The Holy Ones (singular Ainu), the first beings created by Ilúvatar, the order of the Valar and Maiar, made before Eä. There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... The Ainulindalë is the title of the first part of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... A fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth, Manwë Súlimo (from the Valarin Mânawenûz) is the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. ... Aulë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Irmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Tulkas (from the Valarin Tulukastâz) is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, Varda Elentári is a Vala, wife of Manwë. When Melkor first began to create his discord, Varda saw his mind, and hated him. ... Yavanna Kementári is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Vána is the name of a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Estë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Vairë the Weaver is a Vala from the world of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Nessa is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Nienna is a Vala from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Maiar are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... In Tolkiens fictional world, Eönwë was the banner-bearer and the herald of Manwë, and Chief of the Maiar along with Ilmarë. Eönwë was referred to as the greatest of arms in Arda, meaning that he was the best with weapons, though not necessarily the most powerful. ... Ilmarë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Ossë (from the Valarin OÅ¡oÅ¡ai, OÅ¡Å¡ai) was a Maia associated with Ulmo. ... Uinen was Ossës wife in the Middle-earth mythos of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Salmar is a Maia in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe, Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... Melian is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Arien was the maiden whom the Valar chose from among the Maiar to guide the vessel of the Sun. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth, Tilion was the youth whom the Valar chose from among the Maiar to steer the island of the Moon. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Gothmog was the Lord of Balrogs and the High-Captain of Angband, one of the chief servants of the Dark Lord Morgoth with a rank equal to that of Sauron. ... Saruman is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... This article is about the fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens books. ... Radagast the Brown is one of the Wizards in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings and is mentioned in The Hobbit. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Blue Wizards (or the Ithryn Luin) are two notoriously mysterious characters of Middle-earth. ...

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  • The Encyclopedia of Arda, "Durin's Bane"

 
 

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