16 Facts About Morgoth


Morgoth Bauglir is a character, one of the godlike Valar, from Tolkien's legendarium.

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Morgoth is the main antagonist of The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Beren and Luthien and The Fall of Gondolin.

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Morgoth was called "Master of Lies" by Amlach of the House of Hador.

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Tolkien elaborates on this in Morgoth's Ring, drawing an analogy between the One Ring, into which Sauron committed much of his power, and all of Arda—"Morgoth's Ring"—which contains and is corrupted by the residue of Melkor's power until the Remaking of the World.

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Morgoth's power was so great that at first the Valar were unable to restrain him; he single-handedly contended with the collective might of all of the Valar.

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Morgoth made a pretence of humility and virtue, but secretly plotted harm toward the Elves, whose awakening he blamed for his defeat.

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Morgoth resumed his rule in the North of Middle-earth, this time in Angband, a lesser fortress than Utumno, but not so completely destroyed.

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Morgoth rebuilt it, and raised above it the volcanic triple peak of Thangorodrim.

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Morgoth summoned many Men to his side during the fifty-year conflict, which became the largest, longest, and bloodiest conflict ever fought in Arda's history.

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Morgoth fled into the deepest pit and begged for pardon, but his feet were cut from under him, his crown was made into a collar, and he was chained with Angainor.

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Morgoth's evil remained as "Arda Marred, " and his will influenced all living creatures.

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Morgoth is described as being equal in power to Manwe, chief of the Valar in Arda.

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Morgoth developed from a standout among equals into a being so powerful that the other created beings could not utterly defeat him.

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The name given by Feanor, Morgoth, was present from the first stories; he was for a long time called Melko.

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Morgoth is once given a particular sphere of interest: in the early Tale of Turambar, Tinwelint names him "the Vala of Iron".

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Morgoth's spirit was cast out beyond the Walls of Night, yet his presence remains as the pervasive corruption of the world, "even until the End of Days".

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