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Valaraukar

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'''Valaraukar''' was a [[Quenya]] name formed from words vala, 'power' and rauko, 'demon'. The Valaraukar were the monstrous [[Maiar]] that [[Melkor]] took into his service, to become some of his most feared and dangerous servants. In [[Middle-earth]], their name was changed from the Quenya form Valaraukar to the more familiar [[Sindarin]] form: [[Balrogs]].
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'''Valaraukar''' was a [[Quenya]] name formed from words vala, 'power' and rauko, 'demon', used as a name for the [[Maiar]]in followers of [[Morgoth]]. The Valaraukar are better known in their [[Sindarin]] form: [[Balrogs]].

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Valaraukar was a Quenya name formed from words vala, 'power' and rauko, 'demon', used as a name for the Maiarin followers of Morgoth. The Valaraukar are better known in their Sindarin form: Balrogs.