Gollum reaches Mordor and meets Shelob
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
About this time Gollum reaches the confines of Mordor and becomes acquainted with Shelob.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
Already... Gollum had beheld her, Sméagol who pried into all dark holes, and in past days he had bowed and worshipped her, and the darkness of her evil will walked through all the ways of his weariness beside him, cutting him off from light and from regret. And he had promised to bring her food. But her lust was not his lust. Little she knew of or cared for towers, or rings, or anything devised by mind or hand, who only desired death for all others, mind and body, and for herself a glut of life, alone, swollen till the mountains could no longer hold her up and the darkness could not contain her.
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 9, Shelob's Lair
Elena Tiriel 20Aug07