Ulfang, also known as Ulfang the Black, was the Easterling chieftain of the First Age who followed Caranthir to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, but betrayed the Sons of Fëanor and gave Morgoth victory.


Ulfang was one of the Swarthy Men who had come out of the east into Beleriand. He sided with Caranthir's forces at the beginning of the Nírnaeth Arnoediad. During the battle his men turned on the Sons of Fëanor. Their force, which was being attacked on three sides, was dissipated, allowing Morgoth to concentrate his forces on Fingon and Turgon. Ulfang, however, paid for his treachery with his life, as did his sons Ulfast, Ulwarth, and Uldor.[1][2][3]

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  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XX: "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
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