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{{disambig-two|the battering ram|weapon used by [[Morgoth]]|[[Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)]]}}
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[[Image:Grond from Peter Jackson's The Return of the King.jpg|thumb|300px|Grond, as portrayed in [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]]]
 
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'''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>
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'''Grond''' was a battering ram, used by [[Sauron]]'s forces to destroy the [[Great Gate of Minas Tirith|Great Gate]] of [[Minas Tirith (Gondor)|Minas Tirith]] during the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''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/>
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''Grond'' means "mace" in [[Sindarin]]. It was named intentionally to evoke the memory of the ancient weapon of [[Morgoth]], the "[[Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)|Hammer of the Underworld]]".
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== Portrayal in Adaptions ==
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'''2003: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]'':'''
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: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.
  
== Portrayal in adaptations ==
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== See also ==
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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)]]
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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]]''
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File:Lord of the Rings Online - Grond.jpg|Grond, as portrayed in ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''</gallery>
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'''2003: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'':'''
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*[[Great beasts]]
: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.
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'''2015: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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: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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