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{{disambig-two|the battering ram|weapon used by [[Morgoth]]|[[Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)]]}}
[[Image:Grond from Peter Jackson's The Return of the King.jpg|thumb|300px|The battering-ram Grond, as portrayed in [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]]]
The battering ram used to destroy the [[Great Gate]] of [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]] during the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]] in the [[War of the Ring]]. It took its name from the ancient weapon of [[Morgoth]], the "[[Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)|Hammer of the Underworld]]".
'''Grond''' was a battering ram, used by [[Sauron]]'s forces to destroy the [[Great Gate of Minas Tirith|Great Gate]] of [[Minas Tirith]] during the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]. The ram was "a hundred feet in length", and its head was of black steel, made to resemble a wolf. It is told that Grond had been induced with "[[magic|spells of ruin]]". During the Siege of Gondor, Grond was drawn to the Great Gate by "[[great beasts]]" and was wielded by [[mountain-trolls]].<ref name=RKV4>{{RK|V4}}</ref>
''Grond'' means "very weighty and ponderous" in [[Sindarin]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 99, 183</ref> It was named intentionally to evoke the memory of the ancient weapon of [[Morgoth]], the "[[Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)|Hammer of the Underworld]]".<ref name=RKV4/>
== Portrayal in adaptations ==
File:The Return of the King (1980 film) - Grond.png|Grond, as portrayed in [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|''The Return of the King'' (1980 film)]]
File:The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Grond.jpg|Grond, as portrayed in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''
File:Lord of the Rings Online - Grond.jpg|Grond, as portrayed in ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''</gallery>
'''2003: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'':'''
:The ram took the shape of the whole wolf's body, rather of just its head. [[Gothmog (Lieutenant of Morgul)|Gothmog]] called it in after a smaller battering ram proved futile against the great gates.
'''2015: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
:Grond was encountered in the Epic Quest "[[The Strength of Sauron]] Book 3: Chapter 8: Gothmog Appears". The player managed to slightly damage the great ram, delaying its use in the coming battle. [[Gothmog]]'s arrival forced the player to withdraw before further damage could be done.
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