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Werewolves

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'''Werewolves''' were servants of [[Morgoth]], bred from [[wolf|wolves]] and inhabited by dreadful spirits (fallen lesser [[Maiar]] or [[fëar]] of [[Orcs]]).  
 
'''Werewolves''' were servants of [[Morgoth]], bred from [[wolf|wolves]] and inhabited by dreadful spirits (fallen lesser [[Maiar]] or [[fëar]] of [[Orcs]]).  
  
They were thought of by [[Sauron]], who was their master, and took the shape of a great [[wolf]] himself at least once. The Middle-earth werewolves were not shapeshifters like the Werewolves of European mythology — they were always in the form of beasts. The name ''werewolf'' appears to have been chosen because they were in essence sentient (but evil), and thus had a status beyond that of normal wolves.
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They were thought of by [[Sauron]], who was their master, and took the shape of a great [[wolf]] himself at least once. The Middle-earth werewolves were not shapeshifters like the Werewolves of European mythology
 
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The first werewolf was [[Draugluin]], and the greatest werewolf was [[Carcharoth]], the guardian of [[Angband]], a descendant of Draugluin as all other werewolves were. [[Huan]] the Hound of [[Valinor]], while also sentient, was not a werewolf.
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It is probable that the [[Wargs]] of the [[Third Age]] were descended from the werewolves, as these wolves could speak, suggesting they had fëar. Another possibility is that Sauron attempted to recreate the werewolves after his return to Middle-earth, and that the Wargs were the result.
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Revision as of 02:27, 5 July 2007

Werewolves were servants of Morgoth, bred from wolves and inhabited by dreadful spirits (fallen lesser Maiar or fëar of Orcs).

They were thought of by Sauron, who was their master, and took the shape of a great wolf himself at least once. The Middle-earth werewolves were not shapeshifters like the Werewolves of European mythology