After the great victory of the Ñoldor over the orcs, Fëanor pressed on towards Angband, but the Balrogs came against him. [citation needed], His name in Sindarin means "Strife and Hate". The root of the name moko translates to "hate". [2] He also captured Húrin Thalion alive in this battle on Morgoth's command, despite this order allowing Húrin to slaughter many of Gothmog's troll-guards. Lord of Balrogs, High Captain of Angband[1] [7], Gothmog's Quenya name was Osombauko (or Oþombauko; IPA: [osomˈbaʊko] or Vanyarin [oθomˈbaʊko]). Knocking Ecthelion's sword out of his hands, Gothmog prepared to strike at him, but, as he raised his axe, Ecthelion ran forward at the Balrog lord, ramming his pointed helmet into the beast's chest and forcing both of them into the Fountain of the King. Balrogs appear also in Tolkien's The Silmarillion and other posthumously published books. Many who faced Balr… As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. 2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: 1. His only equal in rank was Sauron (Though perhaps Sauron was the greater of the two). In the character list appended to The Fall of Gondolin Gothmog was described as "a son of Melko and the ogress Fluithuin,"[9]:216 but eventually, the idea that the Valar had children was discarded altogether. Gothmog was among them. A wily commander and fearsome fighter, Gothmog was often accompanied by others of his fiery kind, and at least in the Nirnaeth he had a personal guard of dozens of Trolls.His weapon was a great black axe. Balrogs, or Balrogath ("Balrog-kind"), were Maiar corrupted by Morgoth during the creation of Arda, who cloaked themselves in shadow and flame and carried whips and swords.Famed Balrogs include Gothmog, slain by Ecthelion, and Durin's Bane, slain by Olórin (Gandalf). Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Morgoth Bauglir | Melkor; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Maedhros | Maitimo; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Sauron | Mairon; Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) Killing Feanor bought him a boatload of trouble; Implied/Referenced Torture; Set directly after Chapter 18; I swear we're almost done; POV Second Person There at the Nirnaeth he slew Fingon, thus allowing him to boast of having slain two of the five High Kings of the Noldor. Gothmog the Balrog Gothmog the black Númenórean (possibly identical with Gothmog the Nazgul) Gothmog of Morgûl Gothmog the Nazgûl Gothmog the Orc Gothmog the Troll Mordirith the Wraith-Lord In secondary works inspired by J.R.R. He was mortally wounded by Kosomot, Lord of Balrogs. Gothmog (Lord of Balrogs) & Thuringwethil (5) Idril Celebrindal/Tuor (4) Exclude Additional Tags Angst (28) Hurt/Comfort (18) Torture (17) Humor (14) Fluff (14) Slavery (13) Anal Sex (12) Dubious Consent (12) Alternate Universe - Modern Setting (11) Alternate Universe (10) Other tags to exclude [10]:183-4, In one of Tolkien's early Middle-earth writings, The Lay of the Children of Húrin, "Lungorthin, Lord of Balrogs" is mentioned. The death of Fëanor at the hands of Gothmog, by LuisFBejarano, Gothmog was initially one of the Maiar who gave their allegiance to Melkor. Tolkien. The upper left side of Gothmog's body is swollen and pock-marked from a disease of some sort, as described by the desig… Soon he stood alone, but long he fought on alone with all balrogs. Prior to the Revolt of the Ñoldor, he was the High Captain of Angband and given the title "Lord of the Balrogs. The most powerful of all the Balrogs, one of the chief servants of Melkor, who held an authority hardly less than Sauron himself. Before the creation of Arda [1] He next appeared at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was also named high-captain of Angband, again inferring his power and status as essentially Morgoth's right-hand Balrog (Sauron, another spirit, played a more domestic than front-line role for his master). When Morgoth's life was threatened by Ungoliant, his cries for help were answered by the Balrogs, who drove the Great Spider back and saved their master. At the Dagor-nuin-Giliath he mortally wounded Fëanor, but called a retreat upon the approach of the Sons of Fëanor with a sizable force. In the writings of J.R.R. Ecthelion stood no chance against the Lord of Balrogs, and lost his sword in the brief struggle. [8], There was another concept of the Children of the Ainur, Melkor had a son Kosomot (later Gothmog) with an ogress called Fuithluin. Birth Gothmog was initially one of the Maiar who gave their allegiance to Melkor. He was the Lord of the Balrogs during the First Age of Middle-earth. Titles Fëanor came even within sight of Angband, but was ambushed with few elves about him. In the movie version, Gothmog is definitely an Orc, appearing in an expanded role compared to the book. He was a servant of Morgoth and High Captain of Angband during the First Age and probably led the group that saved Morgoth from Ungoliant in Ered Wethrin. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ] - "Strife and Hate") was the Lord of Balrogs during the First Age, and the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. Weapon In FA 510, Gothmog and the forces of Angband beseiged the Hidden City of Gondolin. This answer is basically all speculation, so be warned. Gothmog: The Lord of Balrogs by Andréa Boloch on ArtStation. Gothmog was the Lord of Balrogs during the Ancient Times of Izumo and was the greatest Balrog ever to walk Dens. Gothmog gave his allegiance Morgoth before the revolt of the Ñoldor, then later killing two … It first appeared in print in his high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, where the Fellowship of the Ring encounter one known as Durin's Bane in the Mines of Moria. During the Dagor-nuin-Giliath in YT 1498, Fëanor pressed to Angband with his company, and in that hour, the Balrogs were issued forth. The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Characters in The History of Middle-earth, https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Gothmog_(Balrog)?oldid=263670. [3]:59, He was again deployed as Morgoth's front-line commander in the Fall of Gondolin, where he slew, and was slain by, Ecthelion. This allowed Gothmog to slay Fingon and beat the body to dust. [6] Other Qenya names were Kalimbo,[7] Kosomot[8] or Kosmoko.[6]. Lord of Balrogs. Ecthelion charges Gothmog as they fight to the death. Would you like to change the currency to Euros (€)? [12], The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Gothmog_(balrog). The issue of Balrog wings has been long-debated in Tolkien circles. Gothmog was the Lord of Balrogs and the High-captain of Angband, one of the chief servants of the Dark Lord Morgoth during the First Age. The Balrogs were first encountered by the Elves during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) in the First Age. Race Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs in the First Age, used a black axe as well. Fiery whip, Large black axe The Balrogs were first encountered by the Elves during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) in the First Age. Maiar/Balrog Biographical information Gothmog is portrayed as an Orc-general with a misshapen face. Prior to the Revolt of the Ñoldor, he was the High Captain of Angband and given the title "Lord of the Balrogs." [3] Gothmog reappeared as a general of Angband in several more major conflicts, including the Dagor Aglareb and the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Even Tuor was thrown down, but Ecthelion sacrificed himself to kill Gothmog and buy the Gondolindrim a little more time. F… 1 Abilities 2 Background 2.1 Creation Arc 2.1.1 Birth of Shinseijū Tree 2.2 End of Creation Arc 2.2.1 Legacy 3 Trivia Gothmog, like the rest of his kind, carried a fiery whip into battle, but he was also known to have wielded a great black axe. Gothmog was among them. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ] - "Strife and Hate") was the Lord of Balrogs during the First Age, and the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. They held the northern gates and were later confronted by Ecthelion of the Fountain, whom Gothmog dueled. [10]:179 Later he beat down Tuor in single combat in the Square of the Palace, but the elf-lord Ecthelion of the Fountain, who was badly wounded, rose and stood over him. Balrogs induced great terror in friends and foes alike; many who faced Balrogs referred to them as monsters consisting purely of shadow and flame. Valaraukar (Balrogs of Morgoth). Gothmog, like the rest of his kind, carried a fiery whip into battle, but was also known for wielding a great black axe, feared by elves across the continent of Beleriand. Gothmog (Sindarin IPA: [ˈɡoθmoɡ] - "Strife and Hate") was the Lord of Balrogs during the First Age, and the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. 1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing: 1. (Redirected from Gothmog (Third Age)) In J. R. R. Tolkien 's novel The Lord of the Rings, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields [pɛˈlɛnnɔr] was the defence of the city of Minas Tirith by the forces of Gondor and the cavalry of its ally Rohan, against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron from Mordor and its allies the Haradrim and the Easterlings. [4], The name Gothmog is derived from the roots GOS-/GOTH- ("dread"), and MBAW- ("compel, force, subject, oppress") (found also in the title for Morgoth Bauglir: the tyrant or oppressor). In the Second Battle, Dagor-nuin-Giliath, he leads a f… When the Gondolindrim fled southward, and King Turgon was slain, Glorfindel held the rear manfully, losing many more of his House in the process. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was the High Captain of Angband, one of Morgoth's most trusted generals, leading the Dark Lord's forces to victory in countless Battles. The waters quenched the flames of Gothmog that kept him alive and drowned Ecthelion, ending the Battle of Gondolin. During the Nirnaeth, Gothmog engaged the High King of the Ñoldor, Fingon, in battle. According to Christopher Tolkien, the latter is more probable, as the name Gothmog was mentioned in the earliest writings, as well as the final version of Tolkien's mythology. Powers and Stats. Alongside orcs, dragons, and ents, the Balrog is one of the most memorable fantasy creatures glimpsed in The Lord of the Rings. Gothmog turned in at the end of the bout, and at the last Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs, smote him to the ground, inflicting a mortal wound, and the High King of the Ñoldor plunged to the ground. a number of references to 'shadow' crop up, and a lot of readers seem to take this in its modern sense - that is, a region of darkness caused by light being blocked He fought many battles in the name of his master Morgoth, and was personally responsible for killing two of the High Kings of the Ñoldor. Gothmog the Balrog, that had been the chieftain of the Balrogs during the Silmarilion Chronicles that led up to the Second Age of Middle Earth; And Durin's Bane, the Balrog who fought Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He next appeared at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was also named hi… He was one of the chief servants of Melkor and held an authority hardly less than Sauron himself. In the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, he mortally wounded the Ñoldor lord Fëanor. It was Gothmog, apparently, who led the army that destroyed Gondolin. A Balrog generally took the form of a tall, menacing being roughly in the shape of a Man, having control of both fire and shadow and wielding a fiery whip with several thongs (Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs in the First Age, used an axe as well). He is played by Lawrence Makoare and voiced by Craig Parker. Gothmog. Unfortunately, Tolkien was not consistent on how many Balrogs there were in Middle-earth. Twisted by the malice of the Dark Lord, they became the fiery demons known as the Balrogs, of whose chief was Gothmog - the High Captain of Angband and Sauron's equal in rank. Gothmog was the Lord of the Balrogs during the First Age and was the greatest Balrog ever to walk Middle-earth. [5][6], The name Gothmog is from the Quenyan terms gos or goth ("dread") and -mbaw ("compel, force, subject, oppress"). But that is also an inference and a weak one based on the very difficult textual history of the story of Gondolin, for which there is no canonical narrative. Tolkien, Gothmog, The Lord of Balrogs, was the most powerful of all the Balrogs. The other answers saying that it’s probably not the case are arguably correct. Gothmog was apparently one of the Maiar that followed Melkorto exile, and because of either his brilliant mind or because of his ability to assume an immensely powerful physical form, he was made the Lord of Balrogs. As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. FA 510[2] He was mortally wounded by Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs (the only Balrog known by name). We know next to nothing about Gothmog, so don’t take my view here as some hidden truth that I’ve discovered. Balrogs, also known as the Valaraukar, were Maiar of fire who were corrupted and seduced by Morgoth into serving him. The dragon was accompanied by orcs and balrogs, among them Gothmog. A demonic, fiery beast wielding a whip of flame, the Balrog infamously catches the Fellowship during their tense escape from the Mines of Moria. [10]:176 He also took a front-line position against Rog, and with treacherous strategy he cut off the rearguard of the House of the Hammer of Wrath, destroying them completely. This page has been accessed 300,535 times. In The Silmarillion, Gothmog is the Lord of the Balrogs, a completely different character. Peter Jackson wanted to show a hideously deformed orc, one that would aptly convey the "ugliness" of Mordor. His name is Gnomish and means "Strife-and-hatred". 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