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.
Shelob is a giant Spider living in
the pass between Minas Morgul and the Tower of Cirith Ungol. She is an
ancient creature who has for a long time guarded the entrance to Mordor
by her presence. She feeds upon orcs and other helpless creatures
enough to get too close to her or her webs. When she met with Frodo and
Sam, she was forced to flee for the first time in many years. Shelob in
LotR was described as ´the last child of Ungoliant to trouble the