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'''Serpents''' was a name used both for the [[dragons]] and as a synonym for ordinary [[snakes]].
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'''Serpents''' was a name used both for the [[dragons]] (properly, '''great serpents''')<ref name=Ety>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 370 (entry for ''LOK-'')</ref> and as a synonym for ordinary [[snakes]].
  
 
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}}
 
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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Serpents was a name used both for the dragons (properly, great serpents)[1] 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).[2]

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 Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 370 (entry for LOK-)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"