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While we know much of the great elephant-like creatures known as the [[Mûmakil]], it is not certain whether their lesser cousins that are still known today existed in [[Middle-earth]]. [[Gandalf]] does mention them in [[The Hobbit]], so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the [[Harad]] with their giant relatives.
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'''Elephants''' were creatures only mentioned fleetingly. [[Gandalf]] does mention them,<ref>{{H|2}}</ref> so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the [[Harad]] with what would be their giant relatives, the [[Mûmakil]].
  
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In [[Quenya]], the word for "elephant" is ''andamunda''. The [[Noldorin]] cognate of the same meaning is ''andabon'' or ''annabon''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 372 (root [[MBUD|MBUD-]])</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: ''Andamundar'' (suggested plural form of ''Andamunda'') are described as "the smaller and more numerous cousin of the famous Mûmak".<ref>{{ICE|2012}}</ref>
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==External links==
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*[http://sacnoths.blogspot.se/2013/04/tolkien-and-elephant.html Tolkien and the Elephant] by [[John D. Rateliff]]
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Revision as of 17:37, 9 April 2013

Elephants were creatures only mentioned fleetingly. Gandalf does mention them,[1] so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the Harad with what would be their giant relatives, the Mûmakil.

In Quenya, the word for "elephant" is andamunda. The Noldorin cognate of the same meaning is andabon or annabon.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Andamundar (suggested plural form of Andamunda) are described as "the smaller and more numerous cousin of the famous Mûmak".[3]

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 372 (root MBUD-)
  3. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012)