How did the Dwarves awake the Balrog?

How did the Dwarves awake the Balrog?

The Balrog killed Durin VI, the Dwarf-King of Khazad-dûm, whereafter it was called Durin’s Bane by the Dwarves. Avarice, principally for mithril, drove the dwarves to go too deep and awaken the Balrog. The Dwarves attempted to fight the Balrog, but its power was far too great for them.

What was in the Mines of Moria?

In much of Middle-earth’s fictional history, Moria was the greatest city of the Dwarves. The city’s wealth was founded on its mines, which produced mithril, a fictional metal of great beauty and strength, suitable for armour.

Why was Gandalf afraid of the Balrog?

Gandalf was simply afraid the Balrog would kill the Fellowship and capture the Ring. He wasn’t concerned about his own personal safety, just that the quest would fail.

Was Durins Bane the last Balrog?

[edit] Beyond the Third Age Durin’s Bane is the only Balrog mentioned after the War of Wrath, and the only one of two ever given a name, the other being Gothmog. It is unknown how many, if any, other Balrogs still lived on or where they dwelled, hibernating or awakened.

Was Moria reclaimed after LOTR?

Even after the end of the War, many Dwarves refused to reclaim Moria, partially because of the Durin’s Bane. Years later however, the Dwarves managed to reclaim the Lonely Mountain.

Why is Gandalf afraid of Moria?

Gandalf was scared of this beast because he knew how powerful it was since it was a Maia like himself, but it was purely evil.

Would the Balrog have joined Sauron?

The Balrogs were originally the servants of Morgoth in the First Age, of whom, Sauron was also his servant. The Balrogs and Sauron were all Maiar and somewhat coeval; it is debatable whether a Balrog would recognize Sauron as successor and serve him willingly.

What if Balrog got the Ring?

Perhaps if you translate the power of the Ring to the Balrog, but in the end any power gained from the Ring is Sauron’s. If the Balrog were to use the Ring against Sauron it would actually make Sauron stronger.

How many balrogs are there?

Christopher Tolkien indicates that his father eventually decided there were no more than seven Balrogs.

Did the Balrog sense the Ring?

I tend to agree with the other answer, that the Balrog sensed the ring, much like the ringwraiths and even the watcher in the water did. I don’t think any of the servants of Sauron were able to home in on the ring like a radar blip or beacon, but I think they could “smell” it when in proximity.

Are there female Dwarves in LOTR?

Dwarves were long-lived, with a lifespan of some 250 years. They breed slowly, for no more than a third of them are female, and not all marry. Tolkien names only one female, Dís, Thorin’s sister.

Are there black Dwarves in LOTR?

The Blacklocks were one of the seven houses of the Dwarves that dwelt in Rhûn. They were originally paired with the Stonefoots. The locations of the four Dwarven clans, including the Blacklocks, who lived in the East are unknown.