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"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."

Goblin-men were a people or race of creatures that were bred by Saruman, apparently by blending the races of Orcs and Men.[source?]

They were similar with the Half-orcs, at least in their resistance to the sunlight, an attribute that differentiated them from the full Orcs.[1]

The Squint-eyed Southerner was possibly a Goblin-man, as Frodo Baggins commented that he looked "more than half like a Goblin."[2]

Goblin-men fought alongside Half-orcs, Hill-men and Dunlendings in the Battle of the Hornburg.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"