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Cold-drakes

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'''Cold-drakes''' were dragons that could not breathe fire. [[Morgoth]] bred and used cold-drakes in [[First Age]].<ref group=note>The only specific mention of them in this period in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s published work may be found in ''[[Turambar and the Foalókë]]''.</ref> After the [[War of Wrath]], some cold-drakes were found in the [[Northern Waste|waste]] north of the the [[Grey Mountains]].
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'''Cold-drakes''' were dragons that could not breathe fire. It is commonly assumed, though not directly stated, that this term indicates a dragon which cannot breathe fire, rather than one who breathes ice or snow. [[Morgoth]] bred and used cold-drakes in [[First Age]].<ref group=note>The only specific mention of them in this period in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s published work may be found in ''[[Turambar and the Foalókë]]''.</ref> After the [[War of Wrath]], some cold-drakes were found in the [[Northern Waste|waste]] north of the the [[Grey Mountains]].
  
 
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Kevin Ward - True Cold-drake

Cold-drakes were dragons that could not breathe fire. It is commonly assumed, though not directly stated, that this term indicates a dragon which cannot breathe fire, rather than one who breathes ice or snow. Morgoth bred and used cold-drakes in First Age.[note 1] After the War of Wrath, some cold-drakes were found in the waste north of the the Grey Mountains.

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  1. The only specific mention of them in this period in Tolkien's published work may be found in Turambar and the Foalókë.