Orc and Uruk-hai Names

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Post#1 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:12 pm

Everyone remembers the names Uglúk, Grishnákh, Gorbag, and Shagrat; but what other names did Tolkien give his named Orc and Uruk-hai characters?

In Rohan there was Lugdush and in the Tower of Citith Ungol There was Radbug and Snaga, though the latter was probably not a name, but a demeaning epithet, a Snaga was also found in Rohan. In the valley between the Ephel Dúath and the Morgai there were an tracker and soldier, but I think they remained unnamed.

Can we come up with anymore? :orcgin:
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Post#2 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:00 am

Now that i think about it, the orcs and urukai do not have any many individual people named in the books, but i can think of a couple;

There was Bolg, he led one of the five armies in 'The Battle of The Five Armies', he was the heir of Azog,

There was also Golfimbul, he invaded The Shire and confronted Bandobras 'Bullroarer' Took where he was slain.

One was called Lagduf, he was shot as he tried to escape with another orc, as there was a battle between some other orcs

That's all i can remember :elfbiggrin:

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Post#3 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:01 am

Ufthak was the Orc in Shelob's pantry.
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Post#4 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:02 am

Was there a Glaurung whom lead the the orcs to victory in Angband?

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Post#5 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:36 am

No, Glaurung was the father of dragons.

PJ invented 2 Orcs : Lúrtz & Slothmog.
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Post#6 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:12 pm

Ok Vir :) thanks for explaining it to me..I need to read some more !! But Im still learning a lot from you guys!!

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Post#7 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:45 pm

The triplet Lúrtz had two wombmates: Lurch and 'The Larch'. :orcgin:
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Post#8 » Sat May 09, 2009 6:45 am

are we stating names from the books or can we make a few up? ;)

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Post#9 » Sat May 09, 2009 10:43 am

There was a Gothmog, 2nd in command of the attack on Minas Tirith. There was also a Mauhur, who attacked Eomer and his horsemen from Fangorn.

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Post#10 » Sat May 09, 2009 3:30 pm

We should be coming up with only Tolkien named Orcs and Uruk-hai in this thread. However if you want to add your own made-up names, feel free to do so as long as you make it clear that they are undocumented fabrications. :happyelf:
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