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

Biography Edit

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 Edit

Peter Jackson's The Two Towers Edit

"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 sniffed Aragorn which forced the Uruk's group to run faster.

As the night fell, the uruks and orcs stopped to have a break. Mauhúr complained about having not food except maggoty bread, which led to skirmish between Uruks and Orcs who wanted to eat the Hobbits. Suddently they were surrounded by a group of Rohirrim, led by Éomer. When the Uruk-hai attacked, the Rohirrim rode to meet them in a bloody battle where many Orcs were slaughtered. Mauhúr perished with the other Orcs in the ensuing battle and his body was burned with the others. (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings Edit

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

Voice Dubbing actors Edit

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

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Russian Маухур

See also Edit

References Edit

  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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