Lug

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Lug
Orc
Biographical Information
Other namesLûg, Lôke
LocationGondolin
AffiliationMelko
DeathSlain by Tuor during the Fall of Gondolin
Gondolin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Lug was an Orc slain by Tuor in Gondolin.[1]

History

During the Fall of Gondolin, Lug was among those Orcs which assailed the Gondothlim alongside the Balrogs at the coming of the Drakes. Lug was ultimately slain by Tuor, who smote him with his axe, Dramborleg, which cut his limbs out from beneath him in the process.[2]

Etymology

Lug or Lûg[3] is a Gnomish name meaning "snake". Its Qenya form was Lôke.[4]

Other versions of the legendarium

Lug never appeared within any of Tolkien's writing after "The Fall of Gondolin" in The Book of Lost Tales.

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