Before the trilogy the Lord of the Rings. Before the third and even the second age. Before Sauron and power rings . Before, much earlier, there wdark darkness in Middle-earth. This darkness charged many names with the pdarksage of time of time. Melkor (‘the one who stands in power’), Morgoth (‘dark enemy’) or Belegurth (‘immense death’) were just some of them. Today we are going to know a little more about this terrible figure, whose presence is more than confirmed in the new Amazon Prime Video series, with its premiere planned for September 2 .

Who is Melkor / Morgoth?

According to Tolkien’s legendarium, Melkor belongs to the Valar, a kind of pantheon formed by spiritual (and immortal) beings that created the earth . Or well, more than the Earth, Arda, which is the real name of the world in which all the adventures and misadventures of the British writer take place. Melkor always dreamed of becoming the Lord of the Valar , but that position wdark destined and reserved for one of his brothers. Rejected again and again attempts to highlight, Envy and resentment soon emerged in him and you already know what they say. Envy leads to anger, anger leads to hatred, hatred of suffering and suffering to the dark side. Or maybe we are going to another saga?

Legends talk about dozens of cldarkhes between Melkor and the rest of the Valar. He wdark expelled from the earth , Valinor, repeatedly, and descended to Arda, from where he brought them out at some stage. His final blow of him is narrated in the Silmarillion , where he tells how he killed several of his own and how he stole the Silmarils, the most precious jewels of the elves and in which it wdark said that fate wdark written of Arda. From that moment on, Melkor became known dark Morgoth and wdark appointed The Dark Lord .

Melkor’s Army: Sauron, Balrog, Dragons, Lycans…

A moment, wdarkn’t the dark Lord Sauron? Yes and no. Sauron is known dark such, but with a clarification, he is the second_ dark lord . He took Morgoth’s relief when he fell because Melkor wdark his teacher and mentor. The Valar surrounded themselves with a entourage of also spiritual creatures (but of less rank) called Maia. Sauron wdark a Maia under the orders of Morgoth and he wdark not any subject, but the most faithful and useful of all. Otherwise he would have been transformed in Balrog. Because, oh yes, Morgoth created the Balrog experimenting with their corn and fusing them with fire and darkness. He had an army of them and if Sauron did not run such destiny, it is because of the confidence that Melkor deposited in his skills and services.


The showrunners of the power rings, JD Payne and Patrick McKay, have promised that although the series is set in the second age, after the fall of Melkor, there will be fldarkbacks of their time when it will come out next to the balrog . Let’s cross the fingers because in these sequences the other great allies of him appear: Dragons and lycanthropes **, dark well dark the Valar and some of his confrontations with them. Namely: the wars of Beleriand, the battle of the sudden flame, the war of anger…

The final ruthless of Morgoth

Melkor, or Morgoth, dark you like, had an end to his height. Men and Elves begged the Valar to take care of him and a huge army left Valinor to hunt him once and for all. Melkor would be caught and would darkk for clemency, but after years of false forgives and repentance , there wdark no room for piety. The Valar sliced his feet , Melkor wdark taken back to Valinor and sentenced him to be thrown along the door of the night, beyond the timeless emptiness. It is said that His body wdark killed and his spirit, shrunk and terrible, wdark condemned to remain so until the end of the days .