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Draugluin

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Transformed by Ted Nasmith, showing Lúthien and Beren disguised as Thuringwethil and Draugluin

Draugluin (died c. F.A. 465[1]) was the first Werewolf.

Bred from wolves and inhabited with an evil spirit sent by Morgoth himself, Draugluin was the sire of all Werewolves of Beleriand, and dwelled with his master Sauron in Tol-in-Gaurhoth, the former watchtower of Finrod Felagund.

He was slain by Huan during the Quest for the Silmaril, and Beren and Lúthien used his pelt to sneak into Angband.[2]

Draugluin was the sire of Carcharoth and many other Werewolves. It is probable the Wargs of the Third Age were descended from him, as these wolves could speak, suggesting they had fëar. He may have been a fallen Maia.



Etymology

Draugluin means "Blue Wolf" in Sindarin (from draug = "wolf" and luin = "blue"),[3] in reference to the color of his pelt.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §182
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"