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Grond (battering ram)

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''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]]".
 
''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]]".
== Portrayal inAdaptions ==
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== Portrayal in Adaptions ==
 
'''2003: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]'':'''
 
'''2003: ''[[Peter Jackson's 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.
 
: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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Grond was a battering ram, used by Sauron's forces to destroy the Great Gate of Minas Tirith during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Etymology

Grond means "mace" in Sindarin. It was named intentionally to evoke the memory of the ancient weapon of Morgoth, the "Hammer of the Underworld".

Portrayal in Adaptions

2003: Peter Jackson's The Return of the King:

The ram took the shape of the whole wolf's body, rather of just its head. Gothmog called it in after a smaller battering ram proved futile against the great gates.

References