S. Grond pn. “Hammer of the Underworld”

S. Grond, pn. “Hammer of the Underworld”

The great mace of Morgoth glossed “Hammer of the Underworld” (S/154). It is simply grond “club” used as a name (Ety/RUD, PE17/183).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱN. Grond first appeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/285) and again in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/284), already with the translation given above. The name N. Grond appeared in The Etymologies with the derivation given above (Ety/RUD).

References ✧ LBI; LotRI; PE17/99, 183; S/154; SI; WJI



grond “weighty, ponderous” ✧ PE17/183

N. Grond pn. “Hammer of the Underworld”

See S. Grond for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/RUD; LR/284; LRI; PE22/34; SMI



grond “club” ✧ Ety/RUD

ᴱN. Grond pn. “Hammer of the Underworld”

Reference ✧ LB/285 ✧ “Hammer of the Underworld”