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The '''Drúedain''', also known as '''Drûgin''' (singular '''Drûg'''), '''Woses''', '''Wild Men of the Woods''' and '''Púkel-men''', were a strange race of [[Men]] which was counted amongst the [[Edain]].  Their name in Rohirric was '''Róg'''.
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The '''Drúedain''', also known as '''Drûgin''' (singular '''Drûg'''), '''Woses''', '''Wild Men of the Woods''' and '''Púkel-men''', were a strange race of [[Men]] which were counted amongst the [[Edain]].  Their name in Rohirric was '''Róg'''.
  
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] got this term from the legendary Woodwoses.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] got the term from the legendary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodwose Woodwoses].
  
The Drûgin lived among the Second House of Men, the [[Haladin]], in the [[First Age]] in the forest of [[Brethil]]. They were an alien folk to the other Men: a bit like [[Dwarves]] in stature and endurance, stumpy, clumsy-limbed (with short, thick legs, and fat, "gnarled" arms), had broad chests, fat bellies, and heavy buttocks. According to the [[Elves]] and other Men, they had "unlovely faces": wide, flat, and expressionless with deep-set black eyes that glowed red when angered. They had "horny" brows, flat noses, wide mouths, and sparse, lanky hair. They had no hair lower than the eyebrows, except for a few men who had a tail of black hair on the chin. Although a number of the Drúedain were present in [[Númenor]] they had left or died out before the [[Akallabêth]], as had the Púkel-men of [[Dunharrow]].  At the end of the [[Third Age]] the Drûg still lived in the [[Drúadan Forest]] of the [[White Mountains]], and at the long cape of [[Andrast]] west of [[Gondor]]. The region north of [[Andrast]] was still known as [[Drúwaith Iaur]], or "Old Drûg land".
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The Drûgin lived among the Second House of Men, the [[Haladin]], in the [[First Age]] in the forest of [[Brethil]]. They were an alien folk to the other Men: a bit like [[Dwarves]] in stature and endurance, stumpy, clumsy-limbed (with short, thick legs, and fat, "gnarled" arms), had broad chests, fat bellies, and heavy buttocks. According to the [[Elves]] and other Men, they had "unlovely faces": wide, flat, and expressionless with deep-set black eyes that glowed red when angered. They had "horny" brows, flat noses, wide mouths, and sparse, lanky hair. They had no hair lower than the eyebrows, except for a few men who had a tail of black hair on the chin. Although a number of the Drúedain were present in [[Númenor]] they had left or died out before the [[Downfall of Númenor|Downfall]], as had the Púkel-men of [[Dunharrow]].  At the end of the [[Third Age]] the Drûg still lived in the [[Drúadan Forest]] of the [[White Mountains]], and at the long cape of [[Andrast]] west of [[Gondor]]. The region north of [[Andrast]] was still known as [[Drúwaith Iaur]], or "Old Drûg land".
  
The Woses of [[Ghân-buri-Ghân]] held off [[Orcs]] with poisoned arrows and were vital in securing the aid of the [[Rohirrim]] in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]. King [[Aragorn Elessar]] "forever" granted them the Drúadan Forest in the [[Fourth Age]].
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The Woses led by [[Ghân-buri-Ghân]] held off [[Orcs]] with poisoned arrows and were vital in securing the aid of the [[Rohirrim]] in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]. King [[Aragorn Elessar]] "forever" granted them the Drúadan Forest in the [[Fourth Age]].
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== See Also ==
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* [[:Category:Images of Woses|Images of Drúedain]]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:36, 14 June 2006

Woses by Daniel Govar

The Drúedain, also known as Drûgin (singular Drûg), Woses, Wild Men of the Woods and Púkel-men, were a strange race of Men which were counted amongst the Edain. Their name in Rohirric was Róg.

Tolkien got the term from the legendary Woodwoses.

The Drûgin lived among the Second House of Men, the Haladin, in the First Age in the forest of Brethil. They were an alien folk to the other Men: a bit like Dwarves in stature and endurance, stumpy, clumsy-limbed (with short, thick legs, and fat, "gnarled" arms), had broad chests, fat bellies, and heavy buttocks. According to the Elves and other Men, they had "unlovely faces": wide, flat, and expressionless with deep-set black eyes that glowed red when angered. They had "horny" brows, flat noses, wide mouths, and sparse, lanky hair. They had no hair lower than the eyebrows, except for a few men who had a tail of black hair on the chin. Although a number of the Drúedain were present in Númenor they had left or died out before the Downfall, as had the Púkel-men of Dunharrow. At the end of the Third Age the Drûg still lived in the Drúadan Forest of the White Mountains, and at the long cape of Andrast west of Gondor. The region north of Andrast was still known as Drúwaith Iaur, or "Old Drûg land".

The Woses led by Ghân-buri-Ghân held off Orcs with poisoned arrows and were vital in securing the aid of the Rohirrim in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. King Aragorn Elessar "forever" granted them the Drúadan Forest in the Fourth Age.

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