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Snaga was an Orc of Cirith Ungol.


Snaga was the only surviving subordinate of Shagrat after the skirmish in the tower of Cirith Ungol. He meets Sam on the stairs of the Tower of Cirith Ungol and runs off to the tower's higher levels. However, he then gets in the way of Shagrat, whom he has betrayed. The Black Uruk captain begins to threaten him that he will either be fed to Shelob or killed in a similar manner to the traitorous Radbug. Snaga tells him that all of his loyal soldiers have been killed by the orcs led by fellow rival captain Gorbag. Shagrat attempts to kill the lesser orc, who evades him and climbs the stairs to where the captive Frodo Baggins was. Snaga begins to torture the hobbit prisoner, until Sam attacks him. The two fight until Snaga loses his balance and dies falling through the trap door.


The word Snaga means 'slave'.[1]

Coincidentally, Snaga also means "strength" in many Slavic languages, including Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian.

Portrayal in adaptionsEdit


Snaga appeared in the The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series), he was voiced by Gordon Reid.

The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy Edit

Snaga's role as the one who tortures Frodo at the end of the skirmish between the Black Uruks and Morgul Orcs and gets killed by Sam is given instead to Gorbag.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጽናጋ ?
Arabic أن قوة
Armenian Սնագա
Assyrian ܨܢܐܓܐ
Belarusian Cyrillic Снага ?
Bengali ষ্নাগা
Bulgarian Cyrillic Снага
Chinese (Hong Kong) 史那加
Dari صناگا
Georgian სნაგა
Greek Σναγα
Gujarati ષ્નગ
Hebrew סנאגא
Hindi स्नागा
Japanese スガガ
Kannada ಸ್ನಾಗ
Kazakh Cyrillic Снага
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Снага
Laotian ສນະgະ ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Снага
Marathi ष्नग
Mongolian Cyrillic Снага
Nepalese ष्नग
Pashto صناګا
Persian صناگا
Punjabi ਸ੍ਨਗ
Russian Снага
Sanskrit ष्नग
Serbian снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)
Sinhalese ෂ්නග
Tajik Cyrillic Снага
Tamil ஷ்நக​
Telugu ష్నగ
Thai ษนะง ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Снаґа
Uzbek Снага (Cyrillic) Snaga (Latin)
Yiddish תנאַגאַ


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F: I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age