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Gothmog, The lord of all Balrogs was present in the First age and was considered the greatest Balrog to walk middle earth. He was one of Morgoth’s most trusted general, who’s only equal in rank was Sauron. Gothmog carried a fiery whip into battle, but was mainly revered for a great black axe which spread fear throughout all the elves of Beleriand. In the book of Lost Tales, Gothmog is said to be the very son of Morgoth, bred through an ogress named Fuithluin. Gothmog lead many of Morgoth’s armies to victory but is mainly noted for his defeat of Feanor, the high king of Noldor. Other noteworthy achievements was the slaying of Fingon, which was only made possible by another balrog servant casting a steel throng around Fingon where Morgoth then killed him, and also the capture of Hurin. Gothmog was defeated as his forces laid siege to the hidden city of Gondolin where after confronting and knocking Ecthelion’s sword from his hands, Ecthelion charged Gothmog and plunged his pointed helmet into his chest, throwing both of them into the Fountain of the King where the balrog lords flames were extinguished and Ecthelion drowned.

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