Mauhúr was an Uruk-hai of Isengard in the late Third Age during the War of the Ring.


Mauhúr was sent to reinforce Uglúk and the Uruk-hai Scouts as they returned to Isengard with Merry and Pippin. He found them surrounded by Éomer's Rohirrim Éored at the edge of Fangorn Forest, from which he led his Uruk-hai in an attack. This attack was a failure: the Rohirrim were able to defeat the Orcs, even with Mauhúr's reinforcements. Though Mauhúr's own fate isn't known with absolute certainty, it is assumed that he was among those killed at the hands of the Rohirrim.[1][2]

Portrayal in adaptations

Peter Jackson's The Two Towers

"I'm starving. We ain't had 'nothing but maggoty bread for three stinking days!"

Mauhúr in the Two Towers film

In the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, where he was portrayed by Robbie Magasiva, Mauhúr was an Uruk-hai captain in the company that was sent to accompany Uglúk and the Uruk-hai scouts as they returned with Merry and Pippin. He smelled the presence of Aragorn, prompting the Uruk's group to travel faster.

During a night rest, Mauhúr complained about having no food except maggoty bread, which led to skirmish between Uruks and Orcs who wanted to eat the Hobbits. Suddenly they were surrounded by a group of Rohirrim, led by Éomer, who killed all the Orcs including Mauhúr.

Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings

In Ralph Bakshi's animated film The Lord of the Rings, Mauhúr was one of two Orcs that guard the Hobbits.

See also

Voice dubbing actors

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Ivo Roberto
German Thomas Albus


Foreign Language Translated name
Hebrew מאוהור
Russian Маухур


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter III: "The Uruk-hai"
  2. Mauhúr, Encyclopedia of Arda
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