Biographical Information
Other namesThe Great Goblin
TitleKing of Goblin-town
LanguageBlack Speech
Date of birthLate-Third Age
Year ascended to the throneTA 2770
Date of deathTA 2941
WeaponryBone staff
Physical Description
CultureGoblins of the High Pass
Height9 ft
Hair colorGrey/white strands of hair
Eye colorHazel
ParentageUnnmaed father and mother
SpouseUnnamed wife
Lord of the Rings film trilogy
ActorBarry Humphries
VoiceJohn Stephenson
"He wields the Foe-Hammer! The Beater, bright as daylight!"
―The Great Goblin upon seeing Gandalf's sword, Glamdring

Ogrod, nicknamed the Great Goblin, was a goblin king who lived in the Misty Mountains in Middle-earth during the Third Age.


"Well, well, well! Look who it is; Thorin, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, "King under the Mountain". Oh, but I'm forgetting; you don't have a mountain, and you're not a king, which makes you... nobody, really."
―Ogrod, taunting Thorin Oakenshield

Ogrod was a Goblin who was born in the Misty Mountains. He was described as giant, obese, bloated goblin with lots of warts, lumps, and scars, and carries a large staff decorated with an animal skull, closely resembling a ram, adorned with shrunken heads. Born at an unknown year, Ogrod gained the title as King of Goblin-town after the death of his father in the year TA 2770, the time when Smaug was born. He served as the King of a colony of Mountain goblins that lived in Goblin-town near the High Pass. They preyed on travellers who used another, easier pass near the main gate of Goblin-town until people started avoiding that route over the mountains. The goblins then made another gate that opened into a cave that they called the Front Porch, at the top of the High Pass. The Great Goblin also sometimes ordered his goblins to catch fish for him in Gollum's lake, and these goblins were sometimes killed by Gollum. It is also revealed that Ogrod and his people wer aligned with Sauron.

In the summer of TA 2941 of the Third Age of Middle Earth, the Dwarves and Humans of Thorin and Company, along with Bilbo Baggins, were captured on the Front Porch (a cave) and were brought before the Great Goblin in his great cave, where he was seated on a flat stone and surrounded by armed guards. Ogrod demanded to know what the Dwarves and Humans were doing in the mountains. He was less hostile towards the company; as his questioning seemed to imply that he has not decided beforehand whether he will order the company killed, make them slaves, or even let them go, but that he will decide according to their answers. As Dwarves and Humans didn't answer, Ogrod ordered his servants to have them tortured, but when Thorin came out from the crowd, Ogrod was very surprised to see him, and began to taunt the dwarf since his old friend Azog was hunting him. He orders his son, Crugbit, to send a message to Azog that he found Thorin.

When it was revealed that Thorin carried the Elvish sword Orcrist - which the goblins fear and which they called "Biter" - Ogrod was enraged and at once ordered to have Thorin and his company killed. As a great light beamed through, knocking the Ogrod down, he noticed that Gandalf wielded the sword Glamdring, forged for Turgon, the King of Gondolin during the First Age. As the goblins were busy fighting, Ogrod tried to attack Thorin, but the dwarf knocked him off the platform. He is later killed after a long fight through Goblin-town when Gandalf slashes his abdomen and cuts his throat, and then his corpse falls on to the company at the bottom of the cavern.

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