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.
Ungoliant was a mighty and evil spirit
came to the world before the Trees of the Valar were made. She took the
form of a giant spider and settled in the waste land of Avathar. After
she had helped Melkor destroy the two trees of Valinor she demanded the
stolen silmarils of him. When he refused she attacked him but when
called forth the balrogs she was forced to flee south there to remain
the end of her days. It is said that she in her last hunger devoured
.She is the mother of Shelob.