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The Orcs' Chant At The End Of The Rings Of Power Episode 6 Means More Than You Think

This article contains spoilers for "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" Episode 6.

Sauron's presence has been teased on "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" since the first episode. We caught a glimpse of the Big Bad early on, but the character has lurked in the shadows since then. Of course, with Middle-earth's terrifying Orcs making their presence felt and characters pledging their allegiance to the Dark Lord in passing, it's only a matter of time until Sauron wreaks havoc on the Second Age of Middle-earth. In fact, the evil one will be here very soon if the latest episode is anything to go by.

The closing moments of "The Rings of Power" Episode 6 are literally explosive. The volcanic fires of Mount Doom erupt, sending balls of lava crashing down on a nearby village, scorching its residents and their homes in the process. Meanwhile, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) watches on with great concern as the natural disaster engulfs her surroundings. It seems that Sauron is finally ready to start making his moves, even though Adar believes that he's dead.

The Orcs' enthusiastic chants at the end of Episode 6 seem to tease the arrival of Sauron in the near future. But what were the creatures saying as they welcomed the destruction?

Udûn is a hellish place

The eruption of Mount Doom during Episode 6 of "The Rings of Power" inspires the Orcs to chant "Udûn," which is pretty telling in regard to the arrival of Sauron. The word means "Hell" in the Elvish tongue, but it's a loaded term that's generally associated with all things wicked in Middle-earth. 

Udûn is also the name of a valley that exists within Mordor. Located in the northeastern part of the dark region, the place is a hotbed of volcanic activity. Morgoth's fortress was based there during his reign of terror, and Sauron built his own stronghold around it when he rose to prominence. The valley appears in "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" when Sam (Sean Astin) and Frodo (Elijah Wood) must sneak past an army of Orcs to reach Mount Doom. 

Elsewhere, Gandalf referred to the Balrog as "Flame of Udûn" during their showdown in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." In short, "Udûn" symbolizes death, suffering, and unpleasantness.