“Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, ironcrowned, and his vast shield, sable on-blazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered like ice.Then Morgoth hurled aloft Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld, and swung it down like a bolt of thunder.” - The Silmarillion
”The drums rolled louder. Fires leaped up. Great engines crawled across the field; and in the midst was a huge ram, great as a forest-tree a hundred feet in length, swinging on mighty chains. Long had it been forging in the dark smithies of Mordor, and its hideous head, founded of black steel, was shaped in the likeness of a ravening wolf; on it spells of ruin lay. Grond they named it, in memory of the Hammer of the Underworld of old. Great beasts drew it, Orcs surrounded it, and behind walked mountain-trolls to wield it.” - The Return of the King
Paintings by Ted Nasmith and Alan Lee
The ram named “Grond” has a head ‘shaped in the likeness of a ravening wolf.’ One of Morgoth’s creations was Carcharoth, a great demonic wolf. Carcharoth is famous for having bitten off Beren’s hand that held the Silmaril and was tormented by its fire.
Incidentally, In Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of Return of the King the wolf’s head contains a great flame.
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"Angry Chair" by Alice in Chains
"Loneliness is not a phase, field of pain is where I graze, serenity is far away…"