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==Names==
 
==Names==
 
In [[Quenya]], the name of the creature is ''lingwilóke''<ref name=Ety/> ([[Sindarin]], ''lhimlug'').<ref>[http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-en-sd-strict.html Sindarin dictionary] at [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/ Hiswelokë] (accessed 20 November 2010)</ref>
 
In [[Quenya]], the name of the creature is ''lingwilóke''<ref name=Ety/> ([[Sindarin]], ''lhimlug'').<ref>[http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-en-sd-strict.html Sindarin dictionary] at [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/ Hiswelokë] (accessed 20 November 2010)</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[Image:Water Drakes.png|thumb|Water Drake in ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]]'', by Kent Burles]]
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: Water Drakes, or Water Serpents, are drakes who have adapted to a life in freshwater pools or in the ocean. The smaller varieties, who only live in fresh-water, are called Rain-drakes (or Lake-worms), while the larger (who prey in all types of water) are called True Water-drakes or Sea Serpents.<ref>{{ICE|2012}}, pp. 116-117</ref> An individual Water-drake, ''Séahmatha'' (meaning "Lake Serpent" in the tongue of the Northmen), inhabits the Long Lake.<ref>{{ICE|2016}}, pp. 121-128</ref>
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:"Sea Serpent" and "Rain-drake" are creatures of the Drake-kind. A unique dragon of the water is Eärcaraxë, which may be played keyed to coastal regions and sites.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 18:32, 26 April 2012

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This article's canonicity is disputed.
"There are many monsters in the Sea..."
J.R.R. Tolkien[1]

Sea-serpents, also called fish-dragons, were a breed of dragons only mentioned fleetingly in Elvish linguistic writings.[2] No story tells of their appearance in the history of Arda.

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Names

In Quenya, the name of the creature is lingwilóke[2] (Sindarin, lhimlug).[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

File:Water Drakes.png
Water Drake in MERP, by Kent Burles

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Water Drakes, or Water Serpents, are drakes who have adapted to a life in freshwater pools or in the ocean. The smaller varieties, who only live in fresh-water, are called Rain-drakes (or Lake-worms), while the larger (who prey in all types of water) are called True Water-drakes or Sea Serpents.[4] An individual Water-drake, Séahmatha (meaning "Lake Serpent" in the tongue of the Northmen), inhabits the Long Lake.[5]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

"Sea Serpent" and "Rain-drake" are creatures of the Drake-kind. A unique dragon of the water is Eärcaraxë, which may be played keyed to coastal regions and sites.

See also

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Fastitocalon"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 370 (entry for LOK-)
  3. Sindarin dictionary at Hiswelokë (accessed 20 November 2010)
  4. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012), pp. 116-117
  5. Zachariah Woolf (1995), Lake-town (#2016), pp. 121-128
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