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'''Bats''' were flying creatures of the night, traditionally associated with the forces of [[Morgoth]] and of [[Sauron]].{{fact}} They were most famous in [[Middle-earth]] for taking the part of the [[Orcs|Goblins]] during the [[Battle of Five Armies]].<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>
 
'''Bats''' were flying creatures of the night, traditionally associated with the forces of [[Morgoth]] and of [[Sauron]].{{fact}} They were most famous in [[Middle-earth]] for taking the part of the [[Orcs|Goblins]] during the [[Battle of Five Armies]].<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>
  

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Swarm of Bats by Pamela Shanteau

Bats were flying creatures of the night, traditionally associated with the forces of Morgoth and of Sauron.[source?] They were most famous in Middle-earth for taking the part of the Goblins during the Battle of Five Armies.[1]

Names

In Gnomish, one of Tolkien's early conceptions of an Elven language, the word for "bat (animal)" is cwildred.[2]

Other fiction

In the story Roverandom, the shadowbats are mentioned among the creatures living on the moon.[3]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Bats are found in caves throughout Middle-earth, especially in Moria. They are frequently the pets of Morrivals.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Clouds Burst"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 28
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond (eds.), Roverandom, "[Chapter] 2"