- "But these creatures of Isengard, these half-orcs and goblin-men that the foul craft of Saruman has bred, they will not quail at the sun."
- ― Gamling
It is possible that "Goblin-men" is another term for the Uruk-hai, as previously Uruk-hai were called "Goblin-soldiers", when Boromir observes the fallen Uruk-hai -
"There were four goblin-soldiers of greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands. They were armed with short broad-bladed swords, not with the curved scimitars usual with Orcs: and they had bows of yew, in length and shape like the bows of Men."
"Men" is often used as a term for soldiers in general. We know that both Goblin-men and the Uruk-hai are sun resistant, and that Uruk-hai and Half-orcs both fought along side the Hill-men and Dunlendings in the Battle of the Hornburg. If the Goblin-men were not the same as Uruk-hai, it would be strange for Gamling not to have mentioned the Uruk-hai as also not quailing in the sun along with the Half-orcs. The Uruk-hai are shown to gloat about their own sun resistance during this battle. -
"'What of the dawn?' they jeered. 'We are the Uruk-hai: we do not stop the fight for night or day, for fair weather or for storm. We come to kill, by sun or moon. What of the dawn?'"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"