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Wolf-Sauron

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A name for [[Tol Sirion]] during the period of roughly ten years that it was under the command of [[Sauron]].
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The name given to the dreadful wolf-shape that [[Sauron]] took when he went from [[Tol-in-Gaurhoth]] to do battle with [[Huan]], the [[Hound of Valinor]].
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According to prophecy, Huan would not die until he had encountered the greatest of all wolves, so Sauron contrived to take on that role and defeat the hound. He failed: the greatest of all wolves was not Wolf-Sauron, but [[Carcharoth]] of [[Angband]], and through [[Lúthien]]'s magic and Huan's valour Sauron was defeated. Surrendering his tower on Tol-in-Gaurhoth, he fled in the form of a vampire into the woods of [[Dorthonion]], and was not seen again for many years.

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The name given to the dreadful wolf-shape that Sauron took when he went from Tol-in-Gaurhoth to do battle with Huan, the Hound of Valinor.

According to prophecy, Huan would not die until he had encountered the greatest of all wolves, so Sauron contrived to take on that role and defeat the hound. He failed: the greatest of all wolves was not Wolf-Sauron, but Carcharoth of Angband, and through Lúthien's magic and Huan's valour Sauron was defeated. Surrendering his tower on Tol-in-Gaurhoth, he fled in the form of a vampire into the woods of Dorthonion, and was not seen again for many years.