Gothmog: The Lord of Balrogs by Andréa Boloch on ArtStation. During the Nirnaeth, Gothmog engaged the High King of the Ñoldor, Fingon, in battle. Thereafter, he captured Húrin, father of Túrin Turambar, and dragged him back to Angband.[1]. 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. [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). 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. Alongside orcs, dragons, and ents, the Balrog is one of the most memorable fantasy creatures glimpsed in The Lord of the Rings. He next appeared at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where he was also named hi… Weapon Physical description 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. This allowed Gothmog to slay Fingon and beat the body to dust. His only equal in rank was Sauron (Though perhaps Sauron was the greater of the two). Maiar/Balrog Unfortunately, Tolkien was not consistent on how many Balrogs there were in Middle-earth. (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. 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. This page has been accessed 300,535 times. After the great victory of the Ñoldor over Morgoth's orcs, Fëanor pressed on towards Angband, but the Balrogs came against him. It was Gothmog, apparently, who led the army that destroyed Gondolin. He was mortally wounded by Kosomot, Lord of Balrogs. When the Gondolindrim fled southward, and King Turgon was slain, Glorfindel held the rear manfully, losing many more of his House in the process. FA 510[2] [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. In the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, he mortally wounded the Ñoldor lord Fëanor. The most powerful of all the Balrogs, one of the chief servants of Melkor, who held an authority hardly less than Sauron himself. Gothmog was apparently one of the Maiar that followed Melkor against the other Valar, 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. 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 Peter Jackson wanted to show a hideously deformed orc, one that would aptly convey the "ugliness" of Mordor. During the Dagor-nuin-Giliath in YT 1498, Fëanor pressed to Angband with his company, and in that hour, the Balrogs were issued forth. A Balrog is a powerful fictional monster in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. 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 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. As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. 178 views View 7 … In the writings of J.R.R. F… [8], Echtelion against Gothmog, by Jenny Dolfen, Ecthelion and Gothmog standing nearby their grave by, Gothmog and fellow Balrogs serving the Lord of. [12], The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Gothmog_(balrog). Then Gothmog led them to the northern gate of the city and piled his iron siege equipment against it until it broke from sheer pressure. The root of the name moko translates to "hate". Origin: Lord of the Rings [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. His name is Gnomish and means "Strife-and-hatred". [5]:359, 372, Gothmog already appears in the earliest stage of the legendarium of The Book of Lost Tales. 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 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. 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. Gothmog Tolkien, Gothmog, The Lord of Balrogs, was the most powerful of all the Balrogs. Gothmog. As the High Captain of Angband, his only equal in rank was Sauron. In The Silmarillion, Gothmog is the Lord of the Balrogs, a completely different character. [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. 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. Gothmog was among them. A demonic, fiery beast wielding a whip of flame, the Balrog infamously catches the Fellowship during their tense escape from the Mines of Moria. Birth Balrogs, also known as the Valaraukar, were Maiar of fire who were corrupted and seduced by Morgoth into serving him. Lord of Balrogs, High Captain of Angband[1] [citation needed], His name in Sindarin means "Strife and Hate". The Sons of Fëanor arrived and carried the body of their father away, but Fëanor had passed. 1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing: 1. [6] Other Qenya names were Kalimbo,[7] Kosomot[8] or Kosmoko.[6]. Prior to the Revolt of the Ñoldor, he was the High Captain of Angband and given the title "Lord of the Balrogs." He holds the titles of the Lord of the Balrogs (but see Lungorthin below), the High Captain of Angband, and Marshal of the Hosts. Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs in the First Age, used a black axe as well. 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. It looks like you’re using ArtStation from Europe. He is physically massive and strong, and in one version he is some 12 feet tall. Biographical information The dragon was accompanied by orcs and balrogs, among them Gothmog. The upper left side of Gothmog's body is swollen and pock-marked from a disease of some sort, as described by the desig… [7], Gothmog's Quenya name was Osombauko (or Oþombauko; IPA: [osomˈbaʊko] or Vanyarin [oθomˈbaʊko]). Gothmog at the Storming of Gondolinillustration by Tom LobackGothmogappears in various versions of the material. 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. Titles He wields a black axe and whip of flame as his weapons. Tolkien. 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. . [ 6 ] Ecthelion charges Gothmog as they fight to the Book of Lost Tales the... Ecthelion leaped forward, and in one version he is physically massive and strong, and stabbed in... 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