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.
Watcher in the Water
When the company of the ring tried to
Moria they were attacked by a monster with long tentacles known as the
watcher in the water. The ancient creature lived deep under Moria where
it had stayed for a long time. It was waken by a rock thrown into
the water by Boromir. Gandalf suspected the worst since it tried to
Frodo first, did the watcher work for Sauron? The watcher closed the
to Moria when all of the company of the ring had entered. The Watcher
in the Water, as it is called in the book of Mazarbul, is thought
have been a Kraken bred by Morgoth in Utumno.