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.

In LotR Sam describes an Oliphaunt as an enormous beast capable of destroying anything that comes in its way. An oliphaunt is actually a common elephant. Also known as Mûmakil. The word "elephant" has transformed into "oliphaunt" through rumours travelling from the south to the north.