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Morgoth... the first Dark Lord of Middle Earth!

Melkor or Morgoth as he was named when he embraced Evil completely, was no servant of the Shadow, but was the Shadow itself... he was the source of all evil in Middle Earth, and Sauron was but his Servant. Sauron was a disciple of this ancient evil and was the student as Morgoth was his Master.

A mear Shadow of a Darker and deeper Evil.

In his ancient fortress of Angband, far to the north of Beleriand, he made an Iron Crown for himself, with the Silmarils mounted upon it.

Morgoth

From the index at the end of The Return of the King

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MELKOR

Melkor' is the true name of the first Dark Lord, and it was how he was know to all before his fall into evil and his theft of the Simarils.

Events of that period are described in this entry, but for events after his return to Middle-earth at the beginning of the First Age, see more for Morgoth Bauglir as he was named by the Elves.

Said to be the mightiest dweller in Arda, Melkor was of the same order of the Valar and equal in power to Manwë himself, who was Melkor's brother in the mind of Ilúvatar. While the Valar descended into Arda to order and govern wisely, though, Melkor sought power for himself alone, and sought to bend all things to his own will.

All that the Valar made, Melkor looked to destroy; long before the Elves awoke, he threw down the Lamps of the Valar, destroying their dwelling in Almaren. They removed to Valinor, and fearing for the coming Elves, made war on Melkor and imprisoned him for three ages.

By the time he was released, the Elves had come to Valinor; Melkor turned back to his evil ways; slaying Finwë and stealing the Silmarils, he destroyed the Two Trees of Valinor and fled back to his ancient fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.

From The Silmarillion.

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After his theft of the Silmarils and Darkening of Valinor, Morgoth fled the Valar, and returned to Middle-earth with Ungoliant before the beginning of the First Age. In his ancient fortress of Angband, far to the north of Beleriand, he made an Iron Crown for himself, with the Silmarils mounted upon it.

In the first year of the First Age, the Noldor returned to Middle-earth to make war on Morgoth for the recovery of the Silmarils. The history of that Age is the history of the hopeless wars of the Noldor against Morgoth.

From The Silmarillion.

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