Snaga was the only surviving subordinate of Shagrat after the skirmish in the tower of Tower of Cirith Ungol. He met Samwise Gamgee on the stairs of the Tower of Cirith Ungol and ran off to the tower's higher levels. However, he then got in the way of Shagrat, whom he had betrayed. The Black Uruk captain began to threaten that he will either be fed to Shelob or killed in a similar manner to the traitorous Radbug. Snaga told him that all of his loyal soldiers had been killed by the orcs led by fellow rival captain Gorbag. Shagrat attempted to kill the lesser orc, who evaded him and climbed the stairs to where the captive Frodo Baggins was. Snaga began to torture the hobbit prisoner, until Sam attacked him. The two fought until Snaga lost his balance and died falling through the level's trap door.
The word Snaga means 'slave'.
Coincidentally, Snaga also means "strength" in many Slavic languages, including Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.
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Translations around the worldEdit
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Belarusian Cyrillic||Снага ?|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||史那加|
|Serbian||снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)|