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Kalimbo

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Kalimbo
Biographical Information
Other namesKosomot
Family
ParentageMelko & Fluithuin
Physical Description
RaceUnknown
GenderMale

Kalimbo (also called Kosomot) was the son of the Vala Melkor and the ogress Ulbandi, as conceived in the earliest versions of the legendarium. Kalimbo is described as a "savage, uncivilized man, barbarian; giant, monster, troll".[1][2] Tolkien later changed his name to Gothmog,[3] but eventually the idea that the Valar had children was discarded altogether.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 12
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), entry for Kalimbo
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", p. 216