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Great Eye

A title of Sauron used by his Orcs

Even during the First Age, the thought of being brought before the Eye of Sauron filled his enemies with terror. After his return to Middle-earth, Sauron choose to take the Red Eye as his symbol, and at the end of the Third Age it was borne not only by his soldiers but even by creatures such as flies living under his power within the realm of Mordor. Those that served the Dark Lord named him the Great Eye, recognising not only the symbol of the Eye, but also the literal piercing gaze of Sauron that could uncover the secrets of his enemies far from his Dark Tower of Barad-dûr.


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