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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?]



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


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