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The Hunter (creature)

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'''The Hunter''' was a shadowy creature of [[Elves|Elvish]] legend, said to have plagued the newly-awakened [[Elves]] at [[Cuiviénen]].
 
'''The Hunter''' was a shadowy creature of [[Elves|Elvish]] legend, said to have plagued the newly-awakened [[Elves]] at [[Cuiviénen]].
 
The true identity of the Hunter is unknown. The legend could have had its source in lies spread by [[Morgoth|Melkor]] about [[Oromë]], in an attempt to deceive the Elves into thinking that he was evil. It is also possible that the Hunter was one of the "''shadows and [[evil spirits]]''" sent by Melkor to spy upon and harass the [[Quendi]], a [[Maia]] loyal to Melkor, or even Melkor himself.<ref name=S3>{{S|3}}</ref>
 
The true identity of the Hunter is unknown. The legend could have had its source in lies spread by [[Morgoth|Melkor]] about [[Oromë]], in an attempt to deceive the Elves into thinking that he was evil. It is also possible that the Hunter was one of the "''shadows and [[evil spirits]]''" sent by Melkor to spy upon and harass the [[Quendi]], a [[Maia]] loyal to Melkor, or even Melkor himself.<ref name=S3>{{S|3}}</ref>
  
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*[[The Rider]]
 
*[[The Rider]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:19, 15 October 2021

The name The Hunter refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Hunter (disambiguation).

The Hunter was a shadowy creature of Elvish legend, said to have plagued the newly-awakened Elves at Cuiviénen. The true identity of the Hunter is unknown. The legend could have had its source in lies spread by Melkor about Oromë, in an attempt to deceive the Elves into thinking that he was evil. It is also possible that the Hunter was one of the "shadows and evil spirits" sent by Melkor to spy upon and harass the Quendi, a Maia loyal to Melkor, or even Melkor himself.[1]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
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