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{{rewrite}}{{sources}}'''Gongs''' are evil beings that are obscurely related to [[Orcs]]. They appear in early drafts of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', and nowhere else.
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{{rewrite}}{{sources}}'''Gongs''' are evil beings that appear in ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'', the earliest version of what would become ''[[The Silmarillion]]''. In his commentary, [[Christopher Tolkien]] remarks that they are obscurely related to [[Orcs]], perhaps as a sub-race of the species. There are no references to Gongs in [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s later legendarium and the author appears to have abandoned the concept.
  
 
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Gongs are evil beings that appear in The Book of Lost Tales, the earliest version of what would become The Silmarillion. In his commentary, Christopher Tolkien remarks that they are obscurely related to Orcs, perhaps as a sub-race of the species. There are no references to Gongs in J.R.R. Tolkien's later legendarium and the author appears to have abandoned the concept.