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This article is non-canon.

Sea-serpents, also called fish-dragons, were creatures only mentioned fleetingly in Elvish linguistic writings.[1] No story tells of their history or appearance in Arda.

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Names

In Quenya, the name of the creature is lingwilóke[1] (Sindarin, lhimlug )[2].

Portrayal in adaptations

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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.[3]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

"Sea Serpent" and "Rain-drake" are creatures of the Drake-kind.

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 370
  2. Sindarin dictionary at Hiswelokë (accessed 20 November 2010)
  3. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012), pp. 116-117
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