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Serpents

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'''Serpents''' were reptilian creatures in the employ of [[Morgoth]]. They were probably related to [[dragons]].
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'''Serpents''' was a name used both for the [[dragons]] and as a synonym for ordinary [[snakes]].
During his fight with [[Huan]], [[Sauron]] took the form of a serpent. The "[[Black Serpent]]" was also a heraldic symbol of the [[Haradrim]], suggesting that there were serpents in the South.  
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During his fight with [[Huan]], [[Sauron]] took the form of a serpent.{{fact}} The "[[Black Serpent]]" was also a heraldic symbol of the [[Haradrim]], suggesting that there were serpents in the South.{{fact}}
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==Names==
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In [[Quenya]], "snake, serpent" is ''(h)lókë'' ([[Sindarin]], ''[[lhûg]]'').<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[Image:Sea Serpent.jpg|thumb|''Sea Serpent'' by [[Angus McBride]]]]
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:"Sea Serpent" is a creature of drake-kind, able to inflict two strikes.
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==See also==
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*[[Snakes]]
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==External links==
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*{{WP|Serpent (symbolism)}}
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{{references}}
 
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Serpents was a name used both for the dragons and as a synonym for ordinary snakes.

During his fight with Huan, Sauron took the form of a serpent.[source?] The "Black Serpent" was also a heraldic symbol of the Haradrim, suggesting that there were serpents in the South.[source?]

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Names

In Quenya, "snake, serpent" is (h)lókë (Sindarin, lhûg).[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

"Sea Serpent" is a creature of drake-kind, able to inflict two strikes.

See also

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"