After the dispute over the Silmarils, Morgoth and Ungoliant fled Valinor and made it to lands above the Firth of Drengist. At this place, Ungoliant demanded payment for helping Morgoth overthrow the Two Trees of Valinor and take the Silmarils. Grudgingly, Morgoth gave her all the jewels from one hand. But he refused to hand over the Silmarils, though they burned him.
But Ungoliant, having grown to a powerful and monstrous form after consuming the light of the jewels, wrathfully ensnared and attempted to strangulate him with webs of darkness, but Morgoth sent forth a great cry. Balrogs lurking in the vaults of Angband heard him, and rushed to aid him, destroying the webs with their flaming whips. They freed him and drove Ungoliant off.
Ungoliant fled from the region, and made her abode in Nan Dungortheb. There, she mated with the giant Spiders that dwelt in the nearby Ered Gorgoroth, and devoured them. The resulting unions produced a massive brood of half-demonic spider-like children, which infested Nan Dungortheb, as well as the Mountains of Terror, throughout the subsequent years of the First Age.
After an unknown amount of time, Ungoliant abandoned her domain, and wandered into the forgotten South of the world. Although it is believed that she devoured herself amid her uttermost famine, her true fate remains unknown.
The area of his strife with Ungoliant was hereafter known as "Lammoth". If anyone shouted in that region, the cry of Morgoth would be heard as the echo.
Translations around the world
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Afrikaans||Die Diewe se Rusie maak|
|Bulgarian Cyrillic||Скандалът на крадците|
|Danish||Det Tyvene Skændes|
|Dutch||De Dieven Ruzie|
|Norwegian||De Tyvenes Krangel|
|Swedish||Den Tjuvarnas Gräl|
|Ukrainian Cyrillic||Сварка злодіїв|