Dumbledors were a legendary "ferocious race of winged insects", mentioned only in Hobbit verse. The dumbledors were said to have battled a knight on a quest.
Dumbledor or dumbledore is an obsolete English word for bumblebee.
Portrayal in adaptations
Middle-earth Role Playing:
- Dumbledors are described as being large winged insects weighing 6-8 pounds, carrying illness or poison, and to live in the Midgewater Marshes.
- ↑ David Day, A Tolkien Bestiary
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Errantry"
Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1997), Arnor: The Land (#2023)
S. Coleman Charlton (1993), Middle-earth Role Playing (2nd edition, hardcover) (#2000)
Jeff McKeage (1988), Raiders of Cardolan (#8108)