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”
References ✧ Ety/RUD; LR/284; LRI; PE22/34; SMI
ᴱN. Grond pn. “Hammer of the Underworld”
Reference ✧ LB/285 ✧ “Hammer of the Underworld”