The Balrogs

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\'\'\'Author\'s Preface\'\'\' The aim of this essay is to offer a synthesis of the Balrog tradition in this “final phase,” making reference to earlier layers where these can help clarify how Tolkien intended it to be read. Since the tradition often raises as many questions as it answers, I have found it convenient to deal with a variety of topics piecemeal. Wherever practical, I reproduce the passages cited, so that the reader will not have to repeat the labor of searching out and assembling disparate fragments.