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In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Gothmog was the Lord of the 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. Gothmog was particularly visible in the 6 battles fought by Melkor's evil forces against the elves- he often led the hordes of Balrogs, Orcs, and Dragons personally. While Sauron is widely considered to be Morgoth's second in command, Gothmog was clearly Morgoth's champion in arms as his armies dealt the Noldor their most crushing defeats on the battlefields of Beleriand. He carried a black axe and fought in the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, where he mortally wounded Fëanor. He killed two Kings of the Ñoldor: Fëanor in the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, and Fingon in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. In that same battle, he captured Húrin of Dor-Lomin, who had slain his personal body guard of Trolls, and brought him to Angband. He also led the assault on Gondolin, and there slew, and was slain by, Ecthelion of the Fountain, a Ñoldorin Elf-lord. 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 best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Spoiler warning: The Balrog from Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Balrogs are fictional demon-like creatures from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... See Angband (game) for the computer game. ... Morgoth Bauglir (also known as Melkor) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth Cycle. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) was the second battle of the Wars of Beleriand, but the first fought by the Ñoldor. ... Fëanor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe, and central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Ñoldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves, the Tatyar. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingon, the Valiant was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand during the First Age. ... Combatants Angband Sons of Fëanor, Himring, Amon Ereb, Hithlum, Falas, Edain, Gondolin, Belegost, Nargothrond Commanders Morgoth, Gothmog, Glaurung, Ulfang† Maedhros, Fingon†, Gwindor, Turgon, Azaghâl†, Bór†, Húrin, Huor† In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or (Battle of) Unnumbered Tears... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Húrin (439-c. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dor-lómin is a part of Hithlum. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, Trolls are very large (around 9 feet tall) humanoids of poor intellect. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... Ecthelion of the Fountain is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


In the earliest version of his mythology (The Book of Lost Tales), Tolkien describes Kosomot, the original version of Gothmog, as a son of Morgoth and the ogress Fluithuin, but the idea of the children of Valar was abandoned in later writings. Kosomet, however, is often considered his Quenya name. The Book of Lost Tales is the title of the first two volumes of Christopher Tolkiens 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father 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. ... Quenya is one of the languages spoken by the Elves in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


In one of Tolkien's early Middle-earth writings, Lay of the Children of Húrin, "Lungothrin, Lord of Balrogs" is mentioned. It is not, however, certain if it was another name for Gothmog, or it simply meant "a Balrog lord." According to Christopher Tolkien, the latter is more probable, as the name Gothmog was mentioned in the earliest Middle-earth writings, as well as the final version of Tolkien's mythology. The Lays of Beleriand, published in 1985, is the third volume of Christopher Tolkiens 12-volume series, The History of Middle-earth, in which he analyses the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Christopher Reuel Tolkien (born November 21, 1924) is best known as the third son of author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), and as the editor of much of his fathers posthumously published work. ...


In Peter Jackson's 2003 motion picture The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gothmog was the name of an orc captain in the army of the Witch-King of Angmar; see: Gothmog (Third Age). However, it would seem unlikley that the Gothmog that led Sauron's forces after the Lord of the Nazgul's destruction was in Orc. One interpretation of Gothmog as an Orc at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in Peter Jacksons Return of the King Gothmog is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth fictional universe. ... The Witch-king of Angmar is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien, the chief of the Ringwraiths of Middle-earth. ...



Ainur of Middle-earth
Ainulindalë (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the Valar Manwë | Ulmo | Aulë | Oromë | Námo (Mandos) | Irmo (Lórien) | Tulkas
Queens of the Valar (The Valier):  Varda | Yavanna | Nienna | Estë | Vairë | Vána | Nessa
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

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Gothmog (Third Age) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (493 words)
Gothmog is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fictional universe.
This is the only reference in The Lord of the Rings to Gothmog, and his fate is not recorded, although it is strongly implied that he and almost all of the servants of Sauron that fought before the gates of Minas Tirith were destroyed.
It would seem that the Gothmog of the Third Age had taken, or been given, the name in memory of Morgoth's captain; an interesting choice, perhaps, since Sauron and the Lord of Balrogs were presumably rivals for Morgoth's favour during the Elder Days.
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