Tolkien Gateway

Gorgol

"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
This article's canonicity is disputed.
Gorgol
Orc
Biographical Information
TitlesCaptain
AffiliationMorgoth
DeathF.A. 460
Tarn Aeluin; killed by Beren
Notable forleading the band who massacred Barahir and his company
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gorgol the Butcher was an orc captain during the First Age.[1] He is noted as being the leader of the band who slew Barahir and his men at Tarn Aeluin and as such claimed the Ring of Barahir which he was ordered to retrieve to prove the feat. Gorgol's orcs were later attacked by Beren, Barahir's son, and slain, Beren reclaiming his father's ring.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "IV. The Lay of Leithian Recommenced"