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.
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.
word "elephant" has transformed into "oliphaunt" through rumours
from the south to the north.