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.

Melkor was one of the Valar of Ilúvatar in the beginning of the world. He was given a great deal of power by the creator but he was never satisfied. He started a war against the other Valar and he is considered the creator of all evil. He was however not alone. He had the support of several of the Maiar (Ainur of less degree than Valar), e.g. Sauron and the balrogs. The name Morgoth was given him by Fëanor because he was no longer considered worthy of his Vala-name Melkor. His biggest crime was when he ruined and twisted people from Middle Earth and thereby "creating" the orcs. For this he was never forgiven by Ilúvatar. Also known as Melegor, Bauglir, Belcha, Belegor, Belegûr and Belegurth.