Morgoth using Grond in his battle with Fingolfin

The Mace is a weapon with a heavy metal head fixed to a long wooden or metal shaft.

Morgoth carried a mace into battle with Fingolfin. The strength of the Dark Lord and the weapon made holes in the earth which led to the great Elven-king's death.[1]

Portrayal in adaptions Edit

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy Edit

In The Fellowship of the RingSauron is shown using a mace in his fight with the soldiers at the battle of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. He uses it to strike down Elendil, before being struck down by Isildur. This mace is depicted as incredibly powerful, much like its owner, and capable of scattering multiple opponents with a single stroke. Whether this is an actual attribute of the mace, or just a power that is channeled by its owner, is unknown. In The Return of the King, the Witch-king of Angmar uses a flail (Mace head on a chain) to attack Éowyn.

The Hobbit film trilogy Edit

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Azog, Nori and Dwalin wield maces. Balin wields a cross between a mace and a sword.

Thought to have been destroyed in the great battle between Orcs and Dwarves, Azog the Defiler has come forth once more, and he will stop at nothing to hunt down and destroy every last member of the company of Thorin Oakenshield. Azog’s primary weapon is his war mace. A primitive but brutal weapon, the mace was constructed of wood, leather, cord, and rough forged steel. This replica is based on the prop and models used for the film. It is crafted in steel reinforced polyresin with precise attention to detailing. It is presented with a poly stone wall mount featuring a graphic motif of Azog's tattoo scars.

After Dwalin's weapons are taken by the Elves of Mirkwood, he is later seen with a mace in The Lonely Mountain which he got from Lake-town.


Nori the Dwarf wields a mace in LEGO set 79010 Goblin-King Battle, as do the various minifigure versions of Sauron who appear in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game, LEGO The Hobbit: The Video Game, and LEGO Dimensions.

Gallery Edit

Sauron's MAce
Sauron's mace seen in his prologue in Peter Jackson's trilogy
The mace of Azog the Defiler
Nori's mace

References Edit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"

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