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Fluithuin or Ulbandi was an Ogress of Utumno and a consort of Morgoth. Some Tales remember her as Mother of Gothmog. It is speculated that she was an Umaia that was infatuated with Morgoth.


Said to be the mother of Gothmog, this ogress was not mentioned again by Tolkien in his later works. It should be noted that Fluithuin mirrors a lot of traits of Lilith, Medusa, or Grendal's Mother.Her race, the ogres, are referenced in the published Hobbit.Tolkien dropped the concept of Valar having children. This by no means means that incarnate Ainur couldn't have children as demonstrated by Ungoliant and Melian as they were both spirits embodied in a physical form.