The Tolkien Monster Encyclopedia
by Calle Mattsson
This page is devoted to all the monsters and races belonging to darkness.
Here you will find Orcs, Goblins, Balrogs and many more fearsome creatures.

Ancient hobbit folklore spoke of the swamplands where evil phantoms called mewlips dwelt. In these haunted marshes there was also an evil breed of bird, the gorcrow. Gorcrows were carrion birds and lived close alongside the mewlips, the remains of whose prey they devoured.