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.

Orcs (also known as Orch, Yrch, Glamhoth, Gorgûn, Goblin, Hobgoblin) are the most famous of Tolkien´s creatures. They are born warriors and were used by Morgoth, Sauron, the Witch-king, the Balrog and Saruman. Some say that they originate from the elves, that they were remade by Morgoth who is said to have captured Avari (dark elves) for his own dark purpose of creating an army. Orcs tend to be short, squat and bow-legged, with long arms, dark faces, squinty eyes, and long fangs. Most orcs, except for the Uruk-hai, are weakened by the sun, and all prefer the dark. Orcs hate all things of beauty and love to kill and destroy.
Famous orcs:

    Azog    An orc-leader of Moria. He killed Thrór the dwarf and that started the war
                between orcs and dwarves. Slain by Dáin in the battle of Azanulbizar which
                ended the war.
    Bolg    Orc-leader, son of Azog. Slain by Beorn in the battle of the five armies.
    Golfimbul    Leader of orcs of Mount Gram, slain at Greenfields by Bandobras Took.
                      When the hobbit severed Golfimbul´s head from his body it rolled into
                      a hole.The game of golf had been invented.
    Gorbag     An orc-leader of Minas Morgul, killed by Shagrat in Cirith Ungol.
    Grishnákh     An orc of Mordor, slain by Rohirrim.
    Lagduf   An orc of Cirith Ungol, killed by Morgul Orcs.
    Mauhûr     An orc of Isengard, slain by Rohirrim.
    Muzgash     An orc of Cirith Ungol, slain in the battle between Shagrat and Gorbag.
    Radbug     An orc of Minas Morgul, killed by Shagrat.
    Shagrat    An orc of Mordor.
    Snaga     An orc of Isengard, slain by Rohirrim.
    Snaga     An orc of Cirith Ungol.
    Ufthak     An orc of Cirith Ungol, caught by Shelob.
    Uglûk     An orc-leader of Isengard, slain by Eomer.