History is told by the victors, and when it comes to Lord of the Rings, Sauron doesn't much good press. That's why someone came up with the "Good Guy Sauron" meme, to show the good side of this bad guy.
Welcome to ginger-Barad-Dûr, home of the great shadow of Middle Earth, made completely out of gingerbread. Who knew Sauron had such a sweet tooth.
With the final (supposedly) Hobbit movie on its way, a few modern day blacksmiths have decided celebrate by forging some good, old fashioned Middle Earth weaponry. This is how you build a mace worthy of the second Dark Lord himself.
Good news/Bad news, everyone - Sauron's eye will not descend upon Moscow City. Plans to install a giant light-up version of the Dark Lord of Mordor's burning eyeball have been scuppered, thanks to complaints from the Russian Orthodox Church.
There was only one and now it's gone. One firepit to rule them all, now in the hands of some lucky etsy customer. I really hope it was Sauron, decorating Mordor with things found on Pinterest.
It took 50,000 interlocking bricks, but sculptor Kevin J. Walter was able to recreate Sauron's fortress of Barad-dûr out of LEGOs, presumably to keep out some wee DUPLO Hobbits. You can see more photos at Kevin's Flickr page.
UK web designers The Technology Studio hacked an XBox Kinect to make this ominous Eye of Sauron — it tracks office workers with a withering gaze. Nothing says "quit playing Freecell" like a giant flaming eyeball that won't stop staring.
Muslim extremists are hugely into the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, says British satirist Chris Morris, who studied terrorism for three years before directing Four Lions. "They see themselves as the force for good and Sauron is basically George W. Bush."