Lord Sauron is a fictional character and the main antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He is a malevolent being who seeks to conquer the world of Middle-earth and enslave its inhabitants.

Sauron was once a great Maia, a spirit of immense power who served the god-like Valar. He was initially a servant of the Vala Aulë, the smith of the gods, but became corrupted by the evil deity Morgoth. Morgoth was the first Dark Lord and the original enemy of the world of Middle-earth. Sauron became his most trusted lieutenant and helped him in his quest to conquer Middle-earth.

Sauron's rise to power began during the First Age of Middle-earth when he served as Morgoth's chief lieutenant in the wars against the Elves. He was responsible for many of the evil deeds committed during this time, including the theft of the Silmarils, the sacred jewels of the Elves.

Sauron - The Greatest Villain in the History of Literature

After Morgoth's defeat, Sauron went into hiding and bided his time. He eventually returned to Middle-earth during the Second Age, taking on a new form as the Dark Lord of Mordor. Under Sauron's rule, the land of Mordor became a place of darkness and despair, and he began building an army of orcs and other evil creatures to serve him.

Sauron's ultimate goal was to conquer all of Middle-earth and enslave its inhabitants. To this end, he created the One Ring, a powerful artifact that would give him control over the other rings of power scattered throughout the world.

Despite his immense power, Sauron was ultimately defeated by a group of heroes known as the Fellowship of the Ring. The ring-bearer, Frodo Baggins, was able to destroy the One Ring, causing Sauron's physical form to be destroyed and his spirit to be driven out of Middle-earth.

Many myths and legends surround Sauron, including the belief that he will one day return to power. Some even say that he is immortal and cannot indeed be destroyed. Whatever the truth may be, one thing is sure: Sauron will always be remembered as one of the greatest villains in the history of literature.