Sheep were woolly grazing animals, especially common in the Númenórean region of Emerië, and (in Middle-earth) on the Barrow-downs and in the Vales of Anduin.
The Quenya word for "sheep" is máma, derived from Primitive Quendian māmā.
Portrayal in Adaptations
2002: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring:
- Sheep are found on the fields around Bagshot Row.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Sheep are found throughout the Shire and Bree-land.
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'", p. 395