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'''Skin-changers''' were creatures who could take different forms at will. Little is known of their abilities; the only skin-changers identified by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] were [[Beorn]] and his descendants (who could take the shape of a [[Man]] or of a bear),<ref>{{HM|H}}, ''passim''</ref> but evidently other skin-changers also existed.
 
'''Skin-changers''' were creatures who could take different forms at will. Little is known of their abilities; the only skin-changers identified by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] were [[Beorn]] and his descendants (who could take the shape of a [[Man]] or of a bear),<ref>{{HM|H}}, ''passim''</ref> but evidently other skin-changers also existed.
  

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Beorning Skin-changers by Pascal Yung

Skin-changers were creatures who could take different forms at will. Little is known of their abilities; the only skin-changers identified by Tolkien were Beorn and his descendants (who could take the shape of a Man or of a bear),[1] but evidently other skin-changers also existed.

It has been suggested that Radagast, a "master of shapes and hues",[source?] was able to change his form. This is especially indicated by his closeness to animals, and his almost disregard for the wars of Middle-earth.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, passim