Tolkien Monster Encyclopedia
by Calle Mattsson
This page is devoted to
the monsters and races belonging to darkness.
Here you will find Orcs, Goblins, Balrogs
and many more fearsome creatures.
Balrogs (Valaraukar) are rare creatures,
enormous in size and extremely dangerous in combat. The most famous
is the one who faught against Gandalf in Moria (LotR). They are maiar
followed Morgoth instead of the light. Balrogs use magical flaming
and often combine this deadly weapon with a sabre. Durin´s
Bane was the name given to the Balrog of
by the dwarves, called the Flame of
by Gandalf. Gothmog,
the son of Morgoth and the troll Fluithuin (Ulbandi); slayer of
Fingon and Echtelion; lord of the Balrogs and high-captain of Angband
a mighty balrog who was slain in the Beleriand wars.