24 Lord Of The Rings Creatures Ranked From Weakest To Most Powerful (2023)

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  • The Rings of Power is launching on Amazon Prime Video and audiences are finally getting to revisit Middle-earth after so many years. It's still one of the most dangerous fictional universes in history though, with plenty of Lord of the Rings monsters to survive. It's important to revisit some of the most lethal creatures as some may just be showing up again.

J.R.R Tolkien was responsible for crafting one of the most epic and intricate universes in all of literature. While the wider world might be more familiar with Peter Jackson's film adaptations, the War of the Rings saga that spans The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is really just the tip of the iceberg. For context, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins— the comfort-loving Hobbits who get sucked into the vortex of power rings, dragons and wizards— are around in what Tolkien defines as the Third Age. That means centuries' worth of history has already taken place by the time most of us become first acquainted with Arda and its peoples. (Arda, for the non-book folk, is what the author calls his fictional version of Earth, encompassing both Middle-earth and Valinor, the mysterious Eastern realm that the Elves depart to at the end of Return of the King.)

The beasts and monsters fans encounter during the Third Age are pretty fantastical, but if fans journey back to the Second and First Ages you'll find even bigger, badder and stronger creatures capable of ransacking cities and terrorizing entire armies. Middle-earth is populated by a lot of the same animals you'd find in our world, but Tolkien borrowed a lot of classic critters from folklore like dragons and werewolves and even invented a lot of his own. The definition of "creature" can be pretty broad, so for this list, we're throwing in everything save for the most human races in Arda: Men, Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits. And, as some creatures are exceptionally powerful for their species, we'll be including a mixture of collective and individual entries.


The Rings of Power is launching on Amazon Prime Video and audiences are finally getting to revisit Middle-earth after so many years. It's still one of the most dangerous fictional universes in history though, with plenty of Lord of the Rings monsters to survive. It's important to revisit some of the most lethal creatures as some may just be showing up again.



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Gandalf refers to Shadowfax in The Two Towers as the "Lord of all horses," and that's not just the wizard waxing lyrical about his favorite steed. Shadowfax is a direct descendant of Felaróf, the greatest horse to ever step hoof in Middle-earth. Both are members of the Mearas, a type of horse far superior than the average.

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Shadowfax is incredibly brave, loyal and smart, sticking by Gandalf even when charging into one of the greatest of battles and capable of understanding his every command. His finest attribute, however, is his speed. He's described as being "faster than the wind," which was proven when he carried Gandalf between The Shire and Rohan in under a week.

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In Tolkien's mythology, wargs can be marked out from a normal wolf by their size and relative intelligence. The Lord of the Rings monsters are capable of allying themselves to another species— usually Goblins— and can be ridden like horses. Wargs are also capable of carrying out purposeful attacks on their own, rather than just hunting for food.

In The Fellowship of the Ring, they did just this to the Fellowship outside of Moria after becoming agents of Mordor. Viewers also saw wargs used by Azog and his Orc troops towards the climax of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, nearly sending Gandalf and the rest of the company tumbling over a cliff as they took refuge up a tree, and almost knocking the life right out of Thorin.


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Though Tolkien had a confusing habit of using "Orc" and "goblin" interchangeably, fans view them as two related but separate species, and Jackson depicted them as such in his films. While similar in shape and monstrosity, goblins tend to be smaller, sharper and more technologically savvy than their stronger orcish cousins.

In fact, in Over Hill and Under Hill, Tolkien wrote that "it is not unlikely that they invented some of the machines that have since troubled the world [...] for wheels and engines and explosives always delighted them." In terms of physical might, the Great Goblin who traps Thorin and company in The Hobbit in his Goblin-town stronghold is probably the peak of the species.

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The Uruk-hai are a superior Orc species bred specifically for war. In The Lord of the Rings, Saruman cooks up an army of them in Isengard and sends them after the Fellowship. Two of them play key roles in the story: Ugluk, who captures Merry and Pippin, and— in Jackson's films— Lurtz, who cuts down Boromir.

As a hybrid of Man and Orc, they have the combat and strategic skills of the former and the raw strength of the latter. One particularly barbaric tradition left-over from their orcish half is to fill their helmets with the blood of their enemies before battle. The smell of it running down their bodies makes them wildly thirsty for more in a variety of gory scenes.

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As ogres are only mentioned in passing during Bilbo and Gollum's riddle game in The Hobbit, they might be creatures of mere myth in Tolkien's Middle-earth. But, they made a very real appearance in Peter Jackson's The Battle of Five Armies as highly-effective foot soldiers and leaders in Azog's army.

Ogres can be differentiated from trolls— of which they could be easily mistaken for— by their smaller stature and lack of weakness to sunlight. In The Lord of the Rings films, viewers see Orcs using trolls as battering rams and transport, whereas Azog entrusts his ogre allies with important missions, which they carry out to deadly effect.

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Trolls are much larger and older than their ogre brethren— the biggest reaching up to 50ft. They're also artificial beings, created by Melkor (Sauron's master) for his War of the Wrath during the First Age. Their weakness to the sun's rays, which turns them into stone, is echoed in their rock-like hides, shielding them from physical harm.

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The cockney-voiced trio that nearly devours Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit might give fans the impression that trolls aren't up to much, but the ones that survived into the Third Age and joined forces with Sauron were considered massive threats. What they lack in brain power, they make up for in sheer size and muscle.

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How would somone build a better troll? Easy. Get rid of their one weakness. That's basically what an Olog-hai is, an improvement on the original mentioned Lord of the Rings creature in The Return of the King. Trolls are already frightening forces to face down on the battlefield if there is a smaller, squishier creature, but at least their older enemies knew they were only active at night.

Olog-hai are also a little brighter than other trolls— though that's not really saying much. Like Uruk-hai, they were purpose-bred to fight in Sauron's armies during the Third Age. Some have mouths full of sharpened teeth while others have large tusks. They range from 15-30ft and, unlike most trolls, wear full battle armor and can skillfully wield weapons. It's fair to say that the inclusion of trolls are a brilliant fantasy trope in the genre.

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Carcharoth is a werewolf who lived in the First Age and is a direct descendant of Draugluin, the first of their breed. Draugluin was created by Morgoth— the name that the first Dark Lord Melkor came to be known by— by infusing a wolf with an evil spirit. Morgoth raised Carcharoth on a diet of magically-enhanced "living flesh."

This resulted in the beast growing to an enormous size with a hunger to match. His eyes were said to glow like "coals," his fur was striped scarlet and his teeth were tipped with poison, earning him names like Red Maw and the Jaws of Thirst. True to that last title, he famously bit the hand and wrist clean off Beren Erchamion (Aragorn's distant ancestor.)

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Indistinguishable from trees when sleeping, Ents are sentient tree-like creatures tasked with tending and protecting forests. They each tend to closely resemble the type of tree that they're in charge of. Treebeard, the fantastic movie monster who Merry and Pippin encounter in Fangorn Forest, is the oldest surviving member of their kind.

Though they're famously slow-moving (and speaking) Ents are incredibly strong and resilient, as Merry and Pippin tell us: "Their punches can crumple iron like tinfoil, and they can tear apart solid rock like bread crusts." The two hobbits help galvanize Treebeard's herd to destroy Saruman's Isengard stronghold to avenge his assault on their forest, leading to the wizard's demise.


Sometimes, size really is everything. Mûmakils are Tolkien's spin on elephants. They were exclusively used by the Haradrim, a race of Men who lived in the Southern region of Middle-earth and became indoctrinated by Sauron to serve as his human allies in the War of the Ring. During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, 18,000 of them faced down King Theoden's forces.

At up to 90ft tall, the Mûmakil they brought with them struck devastating blows on the battlefield, acting like the animal equivalent to tanks. With their naturally armored skin, they're very hard to even scratch, while anything smaller than them caught in their path will either get squashed or swiped away by a trunk or one of their four, long tusks.


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Like ogres, Were-worms' actual existence in Tolkien's writing was questionable. Hobbits believed they lived in deserts to the far East of the Shire, but they could have mixed them up with dragons— who resembled long, wingless lizards to begin with. Peter Jackson decided to include them in The Battle of Five Armies.

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Azog the Defiler used them to create an underground passage for part of his army between Mount Gundabad and Erebor. Here, Jackson envisioned them to be about 400ft long and 75ft wide with huge, earth-crushing mouths. Luckily for the horrified Dwarves, Elves and Men at Erebor's gate, they weren't keen on leaving their tunnels.

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While he's not an Uruk-hai, Azog the Defiler was probably the greatest Orc to ever set foot in Middle-earth. Great, but certainly not "good." He got his title by beheading the Dwarven King Thrór, Thorin's grandfather, beginning a bitter war between the two species. Thorin avenged his family by taking one of the Orc's arms.

In Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, Azog's missing appendage has been replaced by a metal spike, making his already scarred and muscular body even more intimidating. Azog isn't just strong though -- he's also cunning: preferring to corner and wear down his enemy so that he can strike at exactly the right moment. No wonder Sauron took a shine to the Lord of the Rings monster.

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For a lot of people, there's nothing scarier than spiders— no matter the size. That's why Shelob left such a lasting impression on fans of The Lord of the Rings as one of the film trilogy's creepiest creatures. Knowing how powerful she is, Gollum leads Sam and Frodo right into her lair in Mordor, having previously had his life spared by Shelob on the promise of satiating her with juicier meat.

Despite her size, audiences see her stalk the unfortunate Frodo in total silence before paralyzing the Hobbit with her stinger and wrapping him up in webbing for later. Though she was considered a pet by Sauron, she's neutral to any side but her own unending hunger and feared by every creature that knew what she was capable of.


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With their ear-splitting shrieks, it's more likely to hear a Fellbeast long before anyone sees one. These black, winged monsters are the chosen flying steed of the Nazgȗl, or Ring Wraiths— Sauron’s formerly mortal servants who were corrupted by the Rings of Power and transformed into malevolent, ghostly entities.

Fellbeasts are incredibly agile and powerful hunters. They like to swoop down and bite their prey if they’re targeting a group or, for individuals, grab and lift them up into the air so that they can drop them to their doom. The only thing they seem to fear is direct sunlight, as demonstrated when Gandalf warded them off in The Return of the King.


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Otherwise known as the deus ex machina of The Lord of the Rings, the Great Eagles are the side of good’s best defense against the likes of flying terrors like Fellbeasts and dragons. Though they may not look as ferocious, Tolkien stated they were definitely the fastest. Their king, Thorondor, was the biggest with a wingspan of 180 feet.

He did battle with the largest dragon ever to exist in Middle-earth, while his son, Gwaihir, played an instrumental role in the War of the Ring. Gwaihir is the leader of the eagles that rescue Gandalf after his tussles with Saruman and the Balrog, as well as Frodo and Sam after they bring the one ring to Mount Doom.


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Despite their gigantic size— over 100 feet tall— giants are rarely seen in Middle-earth. In fact, Tolkien’s mention of them in the Red Book of Westmarch was his only, suggesting he simply dropped the idea of including them altogether. In An Unexpected Journey, Frodo, Gandalf and the dwarves pass through what they think is a thunderstorm in the mountains.

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Looking up, they realize the cacophony of sound is actually a pair of giants tossing rocks at each other for fun. In Jackson’s version, these giants look like they could easily be mistaken for actual mountains because of their towering stature and rocky forms. It’s just as well they seem to care little for the affairs of the smaller people who live below them.


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The watcher might be Tolkien’s most mysterious monster. So mysterious that it doesn’t even have a proper creature name. Clearly, it’s inspiration was the Kraken, as it's described as having 21 tentacles in The Fellowship of the Ring, which emerge from the lake in front of the gate to the Mines of Moria.

After it snatches up Frodo, all that the rest of the Fellowship can do is force it to the release the ring-bearer, before rushing inside the magically sealed gate to hide from it. The only information anyone gets about its origin is when Gandalf describes it as being "older" and "fouler" than Orcs and other Lord of the Rings monsters. Given its proximity, it could be another ancient evil disturbed by the dwarves in Moria and is an incredibly powerful being.


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In The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship find themselves surrounded by a goblin horde deep in the Mines of Moria, but just as they ready themselves to fight for their lives, a much bigger and older threat erupts from the deep. Named Durin’s Bane because of its slaying of the great Dwarven king, this Balrog is one of the last of its kind by the Third Age.

It may surprise Tolkien newbies to learn that Balrogs and wizards share common ancestry. Both are angelic entities called Maiar, but Balrogs were corrupted by Melkor to become the demonic, fiery beasts like the one that Gandalf spends days battling; an intense encounter that results in the destruction of both of their physical forms.


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Gothmog, whose name means "strife and hate" was Lord of all Balrogs in the First Age. His official status in Morgoth’s army as the High Captain of Angbard meant he was also on equal footing with Sauron, Morgoth’s successor. Like Durin’s Bane, Gothmog gained a reputation as a king-slayer, claiming the lives of two High Kings of the Ñoldor Elves.

As well as a whip, he wielded a huge, black axe, and if that wasn’t intimidating enough, during the Beleriand wars he also had a personal protection detail of trolls as an extra layer of defense. Gothmog and the other Balrogs eventually broke free from servitude to claim Angbard as their own where he remained the greatest of his kind to ever walk Middle-earth.

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As far as dragons in Tolkien’s work goes, Smaug has by far the most name recognition, and by the Third Age, he was the last of the "great" ones left. Dragons worship wealth so, naturally, his focus was pulled to the Dwarven King Thror’s huge pile of treasure within the Lonely Mountain, which Smaug claimed for himself.

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It’s clear in The Hobbit that Gandalf is concerned about what a tremendous ally Smaug would make to Sauron, and he’s right. Though not the largest of his kind, Smaug is still one of the largest, fastest and smartest beasts in Middle-earth -- not to mention one of the most devious. Had there not already been a chink in his armor, he might have been impossible to take down.


What is the most powerful creature in LOTR? ›

God is the most powerful entity in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. The Elvish name for him is actually Eru Ilúvatar, meaning “the one, father of all.” So the question becomes: Who is the second-most powerful being? Originally, it was Melkor, “he who arises in might,” the most powerful of the Ainur (or angels).

Who is the weakest in LOTR? ›

Saruman The White

Saruman is a complex wizard who could be considered one of the weakest characters since he gave up serving the side of good, and as Aragorn said, ceased to be "as great as his fame made him."

Who is God in LOTR? ›

Eru is introduced in The Silmarillion as the supreme being of the universe, creator of all existence. In Tolkien's invented Elvish language Quenya, Eru means "The One", or "He that is Alone" and Ilúvatar signifies "Allfather".

Is Gandalf an Ainur? ›

The wisest of the Maiar, Gandalf was created by Ilúvatar before the Music of the Ainur. At the beginning of Time, he was amongst the Ainur who entered into Eä. In his "youth" he was known as Olórin and lived in Lórien. Yet his ways often took him to Nienna, from whom he learned pity and patience.

Is dragon stronger than Balrog? ›

Both extremely powerful, Balrogs are, still, significantly stronger than dragons due to their divine nature, a wider array of powers and abilities, as well as the fact that dragons have an obvious weak spot (their underbelly), which the Balrogs don't have.

Who was stronger than Sauron? ›

Both Morgoth and Sauron managed to inflict significant damage upon the world and their enemies before their downfall, but Morgoth was undoubtedly the more powerful of the two.

Who can defeat Sauron? ›

Galadriel, Gandalf, Saruman. We know that Galadriel in particular would be able to use the One Ring to defeat Sauron and become the Dark Queen of Middle-Earth.

Why is Frodo so weak? ›

Frodo was not weak. His weakness sprouted from the effect that the ring was having on his spirit and mind, and he had the strength to carry this very ring thousands of miles all the way to Mt. Doom.

Is Radagast the weakest wizard? ›

As one of the most powerful beings in The Lord Of The Rings, Radagast the Brown is one of the five wizards who came to Middle-Earth on a mission to oppose Sauron. He was a friend of Gandalf in the series.

Who are the 7 new gods? ›

The New Gods (also known as the Seven)

When the second wave of human migrants came to Westeros, they brought their New Gods with them. As long as you're not too far north, the Seven—Father, Smith, Warrior, Mother, Maiden, Crone, and Stranger—are the main deities on the continent.

Is Gandalf a minor God? ›

Gandalf is, in an incredibly simplified version, a lesser God. He takes the form of a man in Middle Earth because that's the role he is to assume there to be able to walk among mortals. Gandalf the Grey is one of five “wizards” sent to Middle Earth to combat evil, such as Sauron.

How old is Smaug? ›

Smaug was at very least ~180 years old by the time he was slain.

What race is Gollum? ›

Who is stronger Dumbledore or Gandalf? ›

Gandalf is greater than Dumbledore, although (or perhaps because) he had less power. He rallied all the free peoples of Middle-Earth to the cause, gave them heart, and sacrificed himself to save his friends and the quest in Moria. He worked tirelessly for centuries.

Can Balrog beat Smaug? ›

So, one glimpse into Smaug's eyes and the Balrog falls under the spell. Even if it's just for a second—a moment of hesitation or distraction, it'd be enough. Smaug would snatch up Durin's Bane and gobble him up with his sword-sharp teeth (and we know swords can kill Balrogs). There you have it.

Who defeated Balrogs? ›

Gandalf pursued the monster for eight days, until they climbed to the peak of Zirakzigil, where the Balrog was forced to turn and fight, its body erupting into new flame. Here they fought for two days and nights. In the end, the Balrog was defeated and cast down, breaking the mountainside where it fell "in ruin".

Is drogon bigger than Smaug? ›

Drogon Daenerys Targaryen's mount from Game of Thrones, ended up being 50 meters long, plus or minus 10. Smaug from The Hobbit is a staggering 140 meters long, give or take 15.

Who would win Vader or Sauron? ›

While the fight between Vader and Sauron would seem promising, it would ultimately end in Darth Vader's defeat. Though Vader was strong in the ways of the Force and exceedingly handy with a lightsaber, he'd be facing a primordial being whose very powers helped shape the foundation of the world.

Why is Sauron so weak? ›

The One Ring

However, that is exactly why it's his undoing. The One Ring gave Sauron the strength to take over Middle-earth, but it also created the one way he could be destroyed. He's still technically immortal, but losing the ring will take away all of his strength. He will forever be too weak to be a threat again.

Who first defeated Sauron? ›

Isildur took up the hilt-shard of Narsil and cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand, vanquishing Sauron.

Who is Sauron afraid of? ›

Sauron feared Aragorn (in the movies) because he suspected Aragon had the skills (ranging/fighting), experience (80+ years alive), legitimacy (Isildur's Heir), and raw charisma necessary to unite, lead, and inspire mankind to defeat the orc armies and lay siege to Mordor.

What sword kills Sauron? ›

During the final battle between the Last Alliance and Mordor, Narsil broke into two pieces when Elendil and Gil-galad fought Sauron themselves and were slain. Taking up the handle-shard of Narsil after his father's defeat, Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand, defeating him.

Who defeated Sauron in the 2nd age? ›

Isildur defeats Sauron by taking the shards of his father's sword Narsil and cutting the One Ring from Sauron's finger, destroying Sauron's physical form and winning the war.

Did Frodo get immortal? ›

He would have eventually to 'pass away': no mortal could, or can, abide forever on earth, or within Time.” “As for Frodo or other mortals, they could only dwell in Aman for a limited time – whether brief or long. The Valar had neither the power nor the right to confer 'immortality' upon them.

Why can't Sam carry the Ring? ›

The Ring can tempt everyone, even Sam, if given the time. Therefore, Sam wasn't really better than Frodo was. (The Ring would just tell Sam that the Ring was the only way to stop others from chopping the Shire's trees.)

Is Frodo a boy or girl? ›

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Who is the darkest wizard? ›

Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), aka Tom Riddle, was described by Dumbledore as one of the best students ever to graduate Hogwarts as well as "the most dangerous Dark wizard of all time." Before he had even learned about the existence of the Wizarding world, he was terrorizing his fellow orphans with impressive but ...

Who was the weakest wizard? ›

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  • 8/10 Stanley Shunpike.
  • 7/10 Professor Quirrell.
  • 6/10 Mundungus Fletcher.
  • 5/10 Albert Runcorn.
  • 4/10 Crabbe And Goyle (The Elder)
  • 3/10 Peter Pettigrew.
  • 2/10 Xenophilius Lovegood.
  • 1/10 Gilderoy Lockhart.
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Who is the most evil wizard? ›

1/8 Voldemort – Harry Potter

He who should not be named makes the number one spot. Voldemort is known for his viciously evil nature. He has wiped out entire generations of Wizards for standing against him, and his power in the dark arts knows no equal.

Who are the 33 supreme gods? ›

The 33 are: Eight Vasus (deities of material elements) – Dyauṣ "Sky", Pṛthivī "Earth", Vāyu "Wind", Agni "Fire", Nakṣatra "Stars", Varuṇa "Water", Sūrya "Sun", Chandra "Moon"

Who is the 13th god? ›

The twelve gods gladly accepted the invitation -none refused. But in the middle of the feast, evil Loki, the thirteenth god, appeared, uninvited. When they told him to leave, he cursed them and in a rage of jealousy, he slew Aegir's servant.

Who are the 4 main gods? ›

the four gods (ka hā) – Kū, Kāne, Lono, and Kanaloa.

Who is Sauron's brother? ›

Isildur took the hilt shard of his father's sword and cut the One Ring from Sauron's finger. Ignoring the advice of Elrond and Círdan, lieutenant of Gil-galad, Isildur did not destroy the Ring; instead he claimed it as a weregild for the deaths of his father and brother, and an heirloom for his House.

Why is Sauron just an eye? ›

He wasn't truly omnipotent, but his great power allowed him knowledge of many things within the realm. Sauron insisted that the Orcs refer to him as the “Eye” because he did not allow his name to be written or spoken.

What is Sauron's true form? ›

Was Sauron at one point a human being? No. He was an angelic spirit being called a Maia, who could take on any appearance that he wanted (originally). He mostly made himself look like an Elf, because that is whom he wanted to infiltrate and control.

Who is the strongest minor God? ›

If you mean, primordial minor goddess, Nyx is definitely the most powerful. She is the Protogenoi of Night and the mother of many "dark gods" like Eris, Thanatos, Akhlys, and etc. Nyx is almost as powerful as Gaea. Eris is not a primordial goddess, she's just a regular goddess.

Who is Aether the son of? ›

In Greek mythology, Aether, Æther, Aither, or Ether (/ˈiːθər/; Ancient Greek: Αἰθήρ (Brightness) pronounced [ai̯tʰɛ̌ːr]) is the personification of the bright upper sky. According to Hesiod, he was the son of Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night), and the brother of Hemera (Day).

Who is Gandalf's God? ›

Tolkien once described Gandalf as an angel incarnate; later, both he and other scholars have likened Gandalf to the Norse god Odin in his "Wanderer" guise.

Did Smaug know of Sauron? ›

We don't really know the age or history of Smaug prior to his conquest of the Lonely Mountain. The Named Dragons that we are introduced to are creatures of great cunning and willpower, so we can presume that Smaug was well aware of who Sauron was historically and of the forging of the Great Rings.

Is Smaug a girl? ›

Smaug was voiced and interpreted with performance capture by Benedict Cumberbatch in Peter Jackson's film adaptations of The Hobbit.
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Why is Smaug obsessed with gold? ›

Well, it was actually to reclaim the old Dwarvish kingdom of Erebor from the fire-drake, but to the Dwarves in Thorin and Company, gold was a major motivator. Dwarves have always been enthralled with gold.

What race is Frodo? ›

Frodo Baggins, fictional character, a hobbit (one of a race of mythical beings who are characterized as small in stature, good-natured, and inordinately fond of creature comforts) and the hero of the three-part novel The Lord of the Rings (1954–55) by J.R.R. Tolkien.

What race is Galadriel? ›


How old is Legolas? ›

In the "official movie guide" for The Lord of the Rings, a birthdate for Legolas is set to 87 of the Third Age. This would make him 2931 years old at the time of the War of the Ring. This date for Legolas' birth was made up by the movie writers.

Who was stronger than Voldemort? ›

Like Tom Marvolo Riddle (aka Voldemort), Merlin was a Slytherin, an ambitious, powerful wizard. He was a wizarding legend, and, of course, more powerful than the Dark Lord. According to the Harry Potter Wiki, Merlin was “arguably one of the most powerful wizards of all time”.

Who is stronger Voldemort or Grindelwald? ›

Not only is Grindelwald more powerful than Voldemort, but he's also a more compelling villain, which is why audiences will be seeing more of him in Fantastic Beasts 3.

Who would win Yoda or Dumbledore? ›

In the end, I would have to say that Dumbledore would win. Yoda is very accomplished with the force and with his lightsaber, but that is all he knows. He has no knowledge of or experience with the wide array of spells that Dumbledore could throw at him.

Who is the strongest creature? ›

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  • #6 Ox. ...
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  • #10 Dung Beetle. Last but not least on the top 10 strongest animals in the world list is the dung beetle; the strongest animal in the world.
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What is the rarest mythical creature? ›

Pegagsus is the most rarest and most legendary mystical creature.

What is more powerful than a dragon? ›

The only thing more powerful than a dragon is a dragon slayer.

What is the coolest mythical creature? ›

30 Mythical Creatures
  • Golems. Famous in Jewish folklore, golems are most often depicted as beings created from inanimate matter such as clay or mud, which have been brought to life to serve some purpose. ...
  • Oni. ...
  • Cyclops. ...
  • Ogre. ...
  • Leprechauns. ...
  • Gnomes. ...
  • Goblins. ...
  • Faeries (or Fairies)
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Who is the strongest mythical god? ›

Top 10 Mythical Gods
  • 1 Poseidon. Zues literally stated that he is king because he was stronger then all gods combined. ...
  • 2 Shiva. Shiva performs several roles as a Hindu deity. ...
  • 3 Zeus. People who say Poseidon is more powerful, well I have 3 Reasons why Zeus destroys Poseidon. ...
  • 4 Hades. ...
  • 5 Anubis. ...
  • 6 Thor. ...
  • 7 Odin. ...
  • 8 Athena.

What is the king of mythical creatures? ›

The mighty griffin, with the head, wings, and talons of an eagle and the body of a lion, is said to represent power and majesty as the ruler of all creatures.

What animal looks weak but is strong? ›

Giant Anteater

Anteaters look innocent but they have very strong claws that can disembowel a human. They have bad eyesight and hearing and no teeth, but they can still be deadly.

Is Dragon the strongest mythical creature? ›

Dragons. Dragons are usually reptiles; although they vary in size and characteristics depending on their origin, they are certainly one of the most powerful legendary creatures. They appear in many myths around the world, and also in popular modern stories such as Harry Potter, The Hobbit or Game of Thrones.


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