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After the downfall of his master, he continually strove to conquer Middle-earth throughout the Second and Third Ages. Thus Sauron became " The Lord of the Rings ". In the Third Age, Sauron returned to Middle-earth and, as the Necromancer , took the hill of Amon Lanc as his fortress of Dol Guldur ; his chief servant, the Witch-king , formed the realm of Angmar in the north of Eriador.
Following an attack by the White Council in T. On 25 March T. The breaking of the Ring caused Sauron's ultimate fall and resulted in the start of the Fourth Age and the Dominion of Men. Mairon's virtue was his love for order, planning and coordination, disliking confusion and chaos. But his obsession to order gradually overshadowed his love for the other intelligent beings of Arda, who would benefit from his planning; it became the sole object of his will, the end in itself.
He started admiring Melkor 's power to realize his designs quickly and masterfully. Early on perhaps from the First War he was ensnared by Melkor, becoming his greatest and most trusted servant. After Melkor made his great fortress of Angband in the north-west of Middle-earth , he appointed Sauron to be its commander. With the unchaining of Morgoth and his subsequent destruction of the Two Trees of Valinor , the Sun first rose and ushered in the awakening of Men.
After the fall of Fingolfin , Sauron launched an attack on Tol Sirion.
Utter fear descended upon Orodreth and those who defended the isle. Sauron assailed Minas Tirith and turned it into a watch tower for Morgoth. Upon hearing of the deeds of Barahir and his companions, Morgoth ordered Sauron to find and kill them. Gorlim , one of Barahir's companions, was captured and brought before Sauron.
There Sauron promised that he would free Gorlim and his wife Eilinel in return for information. Under the terror of Sauron's eyes, Gorlim revealed everything he knew and thus the hiding place of Barahir was betrayed to the enemy. Subsequently, Sauron revealed Eilinel was dead and had Gorlim put to death. Beren , son of Barahir , promised to avenge his father's death. He wandered Dorthonion as an outlaw and achieved great deeds that were heard far and wide.
Thus Morgoth set a high price on his head and Sauron, commanding a great army of werewolves and fell beasts , sought for Beren. Later, Finrod Felagund , Beren, and their ten companions left Nargothrond in search of the Silmarils. Despite their being disguised as Orcs, Sauron espied them as they entered into the vale between Ered Wethrin and Taur-nu-Fuin and was suspicious as Orcs passing were supposed to report to him.
He had them captured and they were brought to him.
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There Finrod and Sauron fought in songs of power; the strength of both was great, but Sauron was more powerful. He then stripped them of their Orc disguise but failed to discern who they were. He had them thrown into a dark pit where one by one they were devoured by a werewolf.
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Withstanding this horror, they refused to betray one another. When all of their companions were dead, Finrod and Beren were the last who remained alive in Sauron's pit.
When a werewolf went to attack Beren, Finrod Felegund used all his power to defeat it. In this he was successful. However, he was critically wounded and soon passed away. He desired to capture her and hand her over to Morgoth. Therefore he sent a wolf to the bridge, but it was quickly and silently slain by Huan.
He sent many more and each one Huan killed. Finally, he sent Draugluin , sire of the werewolves of Angband. The fight between Huan and Draugluin was fierce. Eventually Draugluin fled and, before dying, he told his master that Huan was there. Therefore Sauron took the form of a werewolf, the greatest the world had ever seen, and went towards the bridge.
So great was the terror of his approach that even Huan momentarily recoiled.
He was trapped within Huan's jaws and could not break free, even when he took the form of a serpent and finally his own shape. He then took the form of a vampire and fled to Taur-nu-Fuin , filling the forest with horror. After the War of Wrath , with the downfall of Morgoth and the destruction of Thangorodrim , Sauron adopted a fair form and repented his evil deeds in fear of the wrath of the Valar.
Sauron was not willing to suffer such humiliation and so he fled and hid himself in Middle-earth. Although Sauron long knew that Men were easier to sway, he sought to bring the Elves into his service, as they were far more powerful. So, about a thousand years after the War of Wrath , Sauron decided that the Valar had forgotten about Middle-earth and he once again turned to evil. After lying hidden and increasing his power in secret, Sauron put on a fair visage, calling himself Annatar , the Lord of Gifts, and in S.
Elsewhere he was gladly received, especially in Eregion where the Elvish smiths learned much from him as their thirst for knowledge was great.
In the year S. But the Elves were not so easily ensnared, and as soon as Sauron put on the One Ring they and Celebrimbor were aware of him, and realised they were betrayed. Sauron demanded that the other Rings be given to him, for they would not have been made without his knowledge. Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token. Have Institutional Access? Forgot your password? PDF Preview. Table of Contents.
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Related Content. Editors: Maria Boletsi and Christian Moser. The figure of the barbarian has captivated the Western imagination from Greek antiquity to the present. Since the s, the rhetoric of civilization versus barbarism has taken center stage in Western political rhetoric and the media. But how can the longevity and popularity of this opposition be accounted for?
Why has it become such a deeply ingrained habit of thought that is still being so effectively mobilized in Western discourses? The twenty essays in this volume revisit well-known and obscure chapters in barbarism's genealogy from new perspectives and through contemporary theoretical idioms. With studies spanning from Greek antiquity to the present, they show how barbarism has functioned as the negative outside separating a civilized interior from a barbarian exterior; as the middle term in-between savagery and civilization in evolutionary models; as a repressed aspect of the civilized psyche; as concomitant with civilization; as a term that confuses fixed notions of space and time; or as an affirmative notion in philosophy and art, signifying radical change and regeneration.
Numerous songs and other musical works, in a wide range of idioms, have been inspired by or refer to the fiction of J. The East Texas-based rock band Hobbit has produced multiple albums inspired by Tolkien's work.
Many heavy metal artists were influenced by Tolkien. Blind Guardian composed many songs relating to Middle-earth, including the full concept album Nightfall in Middle Earth that follows The Silmarillion. The entire discography of multi-genred metal band Battlelore is also Tolkien-themed. Italian progressive band Ainur composed several albums inspired by Silmarillion stories in early s. Some bands and certain musicians used Tolkien legendarium for their stage names.