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Dates
First seen c. II 2250; went 'into the shadows' II 3441; reappeared in Middle-earth c. III 1300; finally destroyed in III 3019
Origins
Men enslaved by Sauron through the Nine Rings
Race
Divisions
Various, including some Númenóreans
Settlements
Various, but most dwelt in Minas Morgul after its capture; the Lord of the Nazgûl held Carn Dûm in the far North during his wars against the Northern Dúnedain
Pronunciation
na'zgool
Meaning
A word from the Black Speech apparently meaning 'ring-wraith'
Other names
Titles
Note
Nazgûl is both a singular and a plural term

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About this entry:

  • Updated 28 March 1998
  • Updates planned: 11

A word from the Black Speech, usually translated 'Ringwraith'; the name of the nine Men corrupted by the power of Sauron's Nine Rings, and transformed into his dark and deathless servants.


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See also...

Angmar, Argeleb I, Balrogs, Barad-dûr, Battle of Fornost, Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Belegorn, Black Breath, Black Country, Black Númenóreans, Black Rider, Black Riders, Black Shadow, Black Speech, Bridge of Mitheithel, [See the full list...]

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About this entry:

  • Updated 28 March 1998
  • Updates planned: 11

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