Who is Morgoth in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

Who is Morgoth in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
Who is Morgoth in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?

MADRID, 3 Sep. (CultureLeisure) –

The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power They are already on Amazon Prime Video. Set in the Second Age, thousands of years before the trilogies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, there are many characters and places that had not been seen on screen until now. and one of those has already aroused chills just at the mention of it is Morgoth. But… who really was the fearsome being referred to in The Rings of Power?


The prologue to the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powervery well titled A Shadow of the Past, makes direct reference to Morgoth, the first Dark Lord and, therefore, ancestor of Sauron.

“We thought our light would never go out. That’s why when the great enemy Morgoth destroyed the very light of our home, we resist. And a legion of elves went to war,” says the voiceover of Galadriel, played by Morfydd Clark, referring to the first war between the elves and Morgoth.

We left Valinor, our home, and journeyed to a faraway realm filled with unknown dangers and countless strange creatures, a place they called Middle Earth.“continues the elf giving way to brutal images of battle. “They said it will be over soon, but the war left Middle-earth in ruins for several centuries. Now we had so many words to say death,” she recalls as she is seen stacking the helmets of her comrades killed in combat.

“In the end Morgoth was defeated but not without regret because the orcs had scattered to all corners of Middle-earth multiplying more copiously under the command of the Morgoth’s most loyal servant, a cunning and cruel sorcerer. They called him Sauron. My brother swore to hunt him down, but he found him first and marked his flesh with a symbol whose meaning not even our wisest people could decipher. And there, in the dark, his oath became mine“, concludes the tale of Galadriel

Sauron’s name is well known to millions of Tolkien readers and, of course, to the millions of viewers who have seen adaptations directed by Peter Jackson. However, those less versed in Tolkien’s mythology need not know the popular villain’s predecessor. doSo who is Morgoth and why has he never appeared in movies or on television?

The simplest definition is the one that recognizes him as the first dark lord. Thus Morgoth, formerly known as Melkor, was one of the Valarspiritual beings creators of the Earth (Arda) in Tolkien’s mythology. Being the most powerful of them, but also the most selfish and envious and facing his peers and Manwë, the leader of the Valar and his older brother.


The wars between the Valar and Melkor lasted thousands of centuries and they shaped Arda. And it is there, where mortals dwell, that Melkor became truly powerful. He gathered armies, created the balrog and the dragonsslew several Valar, stole the elven jewels known as Silmarils, He changed his name to Morgoth and, ultimately, ended up proclaiming himself the Dark Lord, even destroying, as Galadriel recalls, the two sacred trees of Valinor: Telperion the so-called White Tree or Silver Tree, and Laurelin, the so-called Golden Tree, which he destroyed with the help of Ungoliant, an evil spirit in the form of a giant spider.

Melkor sowed darkness wherever he passed thanks to countless supporters who supported him. Among his acolytes one in particular stood out. A young Sauron became his faithful follower, aiding him in a thousand battles and serving him with unwavering loyalty. It’s not until Morgoth falls from grace, is defeated and banished to the Timeless Void, where he will remain without possible redemption until the end of the world, that Sauron rises as the Second Dark Lord to devastate Middle-earth and seize the Rings of Power.

But although Morgoth was defeated, the evil of which is the origin and with which he filled the world, continues to operate in all ages.. At the moment, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has not yet shown Morgoth as such, although the dark shadow of him is appreciated for a moment stalking the sacred trees of Valinor. In fact, the character is not even confirmed to appear in the series, although just the mention of him has already excited fans of Tolkien’s universe.

The article is in Spanish

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