S. Torech Ungol loc. “Shelob’s Lair, (lit.) Tunnel of the Spider”

S. Torech Ungol, loc. “Shelob’s Lair, (lit.) Tunnel of the Spider”

Sindarin name of Shelob’s Lair (LotR/717), more literally “Tunnel of the Spider”, a combination of torech “(secret) hole” and ungol “spider” (RC/491).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as Terch Ungol “Spider’s Lair”, revised to Torech Ungol “Spider’s Hole” (WR/202).

References ✧ LotR/717; LotRI/Shelob, Torech Ungol; RC/491

Glosses

Elements

torech “(secret) hole, lair, excavation” ✧ RC/491
ungol “spider” ✧ RC/491

N. Terch Ungol loc. “Spider’s Hole, Spider’s Lair”

See S. Torech Ungol for discussion.

References ✧ WR/202; WRI/Torech Ungol

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

terch “lair” ✧ WR/202
ungol “spider” ✧ WR/202