Witch-king of Angmar

Witch-king of Angmar

The Witch-king is the lord of the Ringwraiths – so called due to the affect of the rings of power which have made them spirit like and therefore they cannot be seen by mortal eyes. As Sauron keeps the rings which enslaved them only their clothes and weapons are visible giving them a terrifying menacing character.

Like all of the Ringwraiths, the Witch-king was once a man of influence enslaved by the one of the nine rings of power given to men by Sauron. The rings completely corrupted them bringing them into the thrall of Sauron to do his bidding.

For thousands of years the Witch-king has acted as one of Sauron’s most trusted servants, and lead armies into many battles.  He, along with the other 8 Nazgul laid siege to Mins Ithil (Tower of the Moon) in Gondor and took over it permanently after it fell after two long years of battle, when it was renamed Minas Morgul (The Tower of Black Sorcery).

Legend had always stated the Witch-king could not be killed by any man, however he is killed in the battle of Pelennor by Eowyn, the Shield Maiden of Rohan, who had disguised herself as a man.

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