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{{rewrite}}{{sources}}'''Gongs''' are evil beings that are obscurely related to [[Orcs]]. They appear in early drafts of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', and nowhere else.
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{{rewrite}}{{sources}}'''Gongs''' are evil beings that appear in ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'', the earliest version of what would become ''[[The Silmarillion]]''. In his commentary, [[Christopher Tolkien]] remarks that they are obscurely related to [[Orcs]], perhaps as a sub-race of the species. There are no references to Gongs in [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s later legendarium and the author appears to have abandoned the concept.
  
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The [[Gnomish]] word ''sithagong'' is glossed as "dragonfly" (''sitha'' being the word for [[flies|fly]]).<ref>{{PE|11}}, p. 68</ref>
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Gongs are evil beings that appear in The Book of Lost Tales, the earliest version of what would become The Silmarillion. In his commentary, Christopher Tolkien remarks that they are obscurely related to Orcs, perhaps as a sub-race of the species. There are no references to Gongs in J.R.R. Tolkien's later legendarium and the author appears to have abandoned the concept.

The Gnomish word sithagong is glossed as "dragonfly" (sitha being the word for fly).[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 68
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