Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Gorcrows

Revision as of 11:12, 16 October 2010 by Morgan (Talk | contribs)

Gorcrows were a legendary species of birds, only mentioned in passing in Hobbit verse. These foul crows, who croak in their sleep, are said to have lived in the same damp marshes as the fearsome Mewlips.[1]

Etymology

Gorcrow, "gore crow", is an old English name for carrion crow.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Mewlips"
  2. Patrick J. Cassidy, ed. (1913), Webster Dictionary