Tolkien Explained: The Balrogs of Morgoth [Video]

Today, we dive into the history of the Balrogs – from their origins as maiar, to becoming demons who served Morgoth, to their many deeds of the First Age. We meet Gothmog, the Lord of Balrogs, who kills the elf kings Fëanor and Fingon, before meeting his own demise in Ecthelion. We also cover Glorfindel’s epic fight with a balrog, and how Durin’s Bane reached Moria. We also cover common balrog questions like: how many balrogs were there? How many balrogs were left after the first age? What did balrogs actually look like? All this and more regarding your favorite demons of shadow and flame!

[Nerd of the Rings]