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Sea-serpents

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"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]

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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)
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