Othrod

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Othrod
Orc
Tom Loback - Tuor slays Othrod.jpg
"Tuor slays Othrod" by Tom Loback
Biographical Information
Other namesOsorot
TitlesLord of the Orcs
LocationGondolin
AffiliationMelko
DeathSlain by Tuor during the Fall of Gondolin
Gondolin
Physical Description
GenderMale
ClothingHelm[1]
GalleryImages of Othrod

Othrod was a "lord of the Orcs" that was slain by Tuor in Gondolin.[2]

History[edit]

During the Fall of Gondolin, Othrod was among those Orcs which assailed the Gondothlim alongside the Balrogs at the coming of the Drakes. Othrod was ultimately slain by Tuor, who cleaved his helm with his axe, Dramborleg, in the process.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Othrod is clearly Gnomish, but it is not glossed. The Qenya cognate was Osorot.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

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

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