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'''Morgoth Bauglir''' is a fictional character created by author [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and is an inhabitant of [[Middle-Earth]]. He is the first Dark Lord and the main antagonist in the book "[[The Silmarillion]]"<ref>Tolkien, J.R.R., The Silmarillion, Allen & Unwin (1977)</ref> and is mentioned in passing in "[[Lord of the Rings]]".  
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'''Morgoth Bauglir''' is a character in [[J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s [[Middle-earth]] world. He is the first Dark Lord and the main antagonist until the end of the [[First Age (Middle-earth)|First Age]], as told in the book ''[[The Silmarillion]]''.<ref name="silmarillion">J.R.R. Tolkien, ''The Silmarillion'', Allen & Unwin (1977)</ref> The name ''Morgoth'' means "Black Foe of the World" and ''Bauglir'' "Oppressor"; both names are in the [[Sindarin]] tongue.
  
Previously known as [[Melkor]], he was the most powerful of the [[Ainur]], until he turned to the darkness and became Morgoth, the "great enemy," the ultimate enemy of [[Arda]]. [[Sauron]], once one of the [[Maiar of Aulë]], switched  allegiances and became Morgoth's principal lieutenant.<ref>Tolkien, J.R.R., Morgoth's Ring - The History of Middle-earth volume X, Harper Collins (1994)</ref>
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Previously known as '''Melkor''', he was the most powerful of the [[Ainu (Middle-earth)|Ainur]], until he turned to the darkness and became Morgoth, the ultimate enemy of [[Arda]]. ''Melkor'' means "he who arises in might." After his downfall, "Melkor" was not allowed to be said in the society of the [[Quendi|Elves]]. It is from him that all evil in Middle-Earth is ultimately derived. [[Sauron]], once one of the [[Maia (Middle-earth)|Maiar]] of [[Aulë]], switched  allegiances and became Morgoth's principal lieutenant.<ref name ="HoMe10">J.R.R. Tolkien, ''The History of Middle-earth'', Vol. X ''Morgoth's Ring'', Harper Collins (1994)</ref>
  
Morgoth was the main agent of evil during the events of "The Silmarillion", and his influence continues to linger in the world even after he was cast into the void. His example was used to provide later ages with cautionary tales, warning against pride, wrath, envy, lust for power, and greed and the destruction these can bring down on oneself and others.<ref>Tolkien, J.R.R., The Silmarillion, Allen & Unwin (1977)</ref>
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Morgoth was the main agent of evil during the events of ''The Silmarillion'', and his influence continued to linger in Middle-earth even after he was cast into the void. His example was used to provide later ages with cautionary tales, warning against pride, wrath, envy, lust for power, and greed and the destruction these can bring down on oneself and others.<ref name="silmarillion"/>
  
==References==
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===Dagor Dagorath===
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In some unfinished notes, an event known as Dagor Dagorath takes place.  It is the Middle-Earth version of Armageddon.  In it, Morgoth finds a way to leave the timeless void.  He then gathers his armies, even resurrecting Sauron.  Although the world will be destroyed, Morgoth will be killed.  After this, a new world is created, and a second music of the Ainur takes place.
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 02:21, 6 February 2020

Morgoth Bauglir is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth world. He is the first Dark Lord and the main antagonist until the end of the First Age, as told in the book The Silmarillion.[1] The name Morgoth means "Black Foe of the World" and Bauglir "Oppressor"; both names are in the Sindarin tongue.

Previously known as Melkor, he was the most powerful of the Ainur, until he turned to the darkness and became Morgoth, the ultimate enemy of Arda. Melkor means "he who arises in might." After his downfall, "Melkor" was not allowed to be said in the society of the Elves. It is from him that all evil in Middle-Earth is ultimately derived. Sauron, once one of the Maiar of Aulë, switched allegiances and became Morgoth's principal lieutenant.[2]

Morgoth was the main agent of evil during the events of The Silmarillion, and his influence continued to linger in Middle-earth even after he was cast into the void. His example was used to provide later ages with cautionary tales, warning against pride, wrath, envy, lust for power, and greed and the destruction these can bring down on oneself and others.[1]

Dagor Dagorath

In some unfinished notes, an event known as Dagor Dagorath takes place. It is the Middle-Earth version of Armageddon. In it, Morgoth finds a way to leave the timeless void. He then gathers his armies, even resurrecting Sauron. Although the world will be destroyed, Morgoth will be killed. After this, a new world is created, and a second music of the Ainur takes place.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Allen & Unwin (1977)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The History of Middle-earth, Vol. X Morgoth's Ring, Harper Collins (1994)