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Lugdush by Steve Otis
Biographical Information
AffiliationUruks of Isengard
Death28 February, T.A. 3019
Edge of Fangorn Forest
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Lugdush

Lugdush was an Orc, and apparently an Uruk, in the service of Saruman. He was a member of Uglúk's raiding band that captured Merry and Pippin beneath Amon Hen, and drove them westwards to the eaves of Fangorn Forest. It was there that Lugdush met his end, at the hands of Éomer's Rohirrim.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

It's possible that his name contains the Orcish element lug- ("fortress, lock-up, prison"[2]) seen in the name for the Dark Tower, Lugburz.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Uruk-hai"
  2. 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. 79
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 241