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.
Melkor was one of the Valar of
in the beginning of the world. He was given a great deal of power by
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
by Fëanor because he was no longer considered worthy of his
Melkor. His biggest crime was when he ruined and twisted people from
Earth and thereby "creating" the orcs. For this he was never forgiven
Ilúvatar. Also known as Melegor, Bauglir, Belcha, Belegor,