I'm afraid this section will no longer be updated. I'm sorry, but I have to translate the essays into Enhlish and i haven't got time nor english level. That's all. I'm sorry again. Anyway, I'm trying to update the Gallery more often. It's some sort of compensation, I think.
The most infamous of the balrogs was Gothmog, Lord of the balrogs and Great Captain of Angband. In the Wars of Beleriand three were the high elves that died because of his whisp and black axe. In every Melkor's raising and in veveryone of his battles, balrogs were his principal champions, and then, when the War of the Rage's holocaust ended Melkor's kingdom forever, it also almost destroyed balrogs as race.
It's told that some of them ran away of that last battle and buried
themselves in the deepest part of the mountains, but for several thousand
years nothing much was known about those evil creatures and many people
thought that tha devils had left the Earth forever. However, during the
Third Age of Sun, the dwarves that were mining in Moria at a deeper
depth, liberated a buried devil accidentally. Once free, the Balrog killed
two dwarf kings and, assembled orcs and trolls to help him, and ejected
the dwarves form Moria forever. His domain wasn't questioned for ten centuries,
till he was throwed from the highest part of the summit of Zirak-zigil
by Gandalf the Istari, after the Battle on Khazâd-dûm's Bridge.