|"Lungorthin" by Anastasiya Cemetery|
|Titles||Lord of Balrogs|
|Birth||Creation of the Ainur |
|Gallery||Images of Lungorthin|
- "But Lungorthin Lord of Balrogs
on the mouth smote him, and Morgoth smiled:
‘Nay, fear when thou feelest, when the flames lick thee.
and the whistling whips thy white body
and wilting flesh weal and torture!’"
- ― The Lays of Beleriand, The Lay of the Children of Húrin, Lines 96-100
According to Christopher Tolkien, it is likely that Lungorthin is not another name for Gothmog, as the name Gothmog was mentioned in the earliest Middle-earth writings, as well as the final version of Tolkien's mythology.
The thane of Morgoth who smote him on the mouth (version I, 59) now becomes Lungorthin, Lord of Balrogs (96)——which is probably to be interpreted as ‘a Balrog lord’, since Gothmog, reappears in the ‘Silmarillion’ tradition.
—The Lays of Beleriand, The Lay of the Children of Húrin, Christopher Tolkien’s Commentary on Part I of the second version
 Other versions of the legendarium
In Tolkien's first version of The Lay of the Children of Húrin, Túrin son of Húrin & Glorund the Dragon, "Lungorthin, Lord of Balrogs" had no name and race, being referred to instead as an unknown thane of Morgoth who smote Húrin on the mouth.