|"Lungorthin" by Anastasiya Cemetery|
|Titles||Lord of Balrogs|
|Birth||Creation of the Ainur |
|Gallery||Images of Lungorthin|
History[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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.
There are no references to Lungorthin in J.R.R. Tolkien's later legendarium and as such, Lungorthin may have been abandoned as he never appeared within any of Tolkien's writing after The Lay of the Children of Húrin.