Sauron, The Lord of the Rings namesake! He’s one of the most powerful and dangerous villains around. In short, he’s an analog of Satan. Think you know him? Unless you read the Silmarillion, you don’t. To really understand the Dark Lord, you have to start at the beginning. Sauron’s most active time is in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, which covers thousands of years of history. In this article we cover Sauron’s rises and falls.