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Serpents

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In [[Quenya]], "snake, serpent" is ''(h)lókë'' ([[Sindarin]], ''[[lhûg]]'').<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
 
In [[Quenya]], "snake, serpent" is ''(h)lókë'' ([[Sindarin]], ''[[lhûg]]'').<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
[[Image:Sea Serpent.jpg|thumb|''Sea Serpent'' by [[Angus McBride]]]]
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
 
'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
 
:"Sea Serpent" is a creature of Drake-kind, able to inflict two strikes.
 
:"Sea Serpent" is a creature of Drake-kind, able to inflict two strikes.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Snakes]]
 
*[[Snakes]]
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*[[Sea-serpents]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*{{WP|Serpent (symbolism)}}
 
*{{WP|Serpent (symbolism)}}

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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"