Grond (battering ram)
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.
Grond means "very weighty and ponderous" 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: 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 called it in after a smaller battering ram proved futile against the great gates.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 99