Disambiguation: If you're looking for Snagae, click here or the The Return of the King book character see: Snaga

Snaga was an Orc in Grishnakh's band.


Snaga was a scout in the band of Orcs that meet Uglúk's group and their captives Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took in The Two Towers. When Uglúk believed the that Rohirrim had been made aware of them, he was blamed for it. He was killed along with the rest by Éomer's band of riders.[1]

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Peter Jackson's The Two TowersEdit

"Why can't we have some meats? (notices Merry and Pippin)... What about them? They're fresh."
Snaga to Uglúk about Merry and Pippin.

Snaga was an Orc brought by Grishnákh to help him gain control of Merry and Pippin and bring them to Mordor. Hunger for fresh meat eventually overcame his limited discipline. He eventually tried to get "Just a mouthful" of the two captured Hobbits by sneaking in behind Uglúk, who was making sure the captives got to Isengard unharmed and unspoiled. Uglúk, after shouting at Snaga that they were not for eating, ended up cutting Snaga's head off, therefore providing his company with "fresh meat" and cannibalized by the other Uruk-hai.

Behind the scenesEdit

Snaga appeared in the The Two Towers (film) in 2002 and was played by Jed Brophy and voice Andy Serkis who was uncredited for the part.



  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter III: "The Uruk-hai"

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