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'''Wolves''' were of old allied with the [[Dark Lord]]; [[Morgoth]] bred the two greatest of their kind, [[Draugluin]] and [[Carcharoth]], and [[Sauron]] was wont to take the form of a great Wolf. The lesser kinds were sometimes used as steeds by the [[Orcs]].
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[[File:Quinton Hoover - Orc-mounts.jpg|thumb|''Orc-mounts'' by [[Quinton Hoover]]]]
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'''Wolves''' were of old allied with the [[Dark Lord]];<ref>{{S|20}}</ref> [[Morgoth]] bred the two greatest of their kind, [[Draugluin]] and [[Carcharoth]], and [[Sauron]] was wont to take the form of a great Wolf. The lesser kinds were sometimes used as steeds by the [[Orcs]].
  
 
'''Wolf''' is also used as a short form of '''[[Werewolf]]'''.
 
'''Wolf''' is also used as a short form of '''[[Werewolf]]'''.
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==Names==
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In [[Quenya]], one of the words for "wolf" is ''ñarmo'' or ''narmo''. Cognates of the same meaning are [[Doriathrin]] ''garm'', and [[Noldorin]] ''garaf''. (A "wolf-howl" is ''naule'' in Quenya, and ''gaul'' in Noldorin.)<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 377 (roots [[ÑGAR(A)M|ÑGAR(A)M-]] and [[ÑGAW|ÑGAW-]])</ref>
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Another Quenya word for "wolf" is ''ráka''. Cognates, also meaning "wolf", are [[Noldorin|Exilic Noldorin]] ''draug'' and Doriathrin ''drôg''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 354 (root [[DÁRAK|DÁRAK-]])</ref>
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In [[Gnomish]], one of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s early conceptions of an [[Elvish|Elven]] language, "wolf" is ''harog'' or ''harw''; "a she-wolf" is ''harach'';<ref>{{PE|11}}, p. 48</ref> [[Qenya]] has ''ulku'' "wolf".<ref>{{PE|16}}, p. 85</ref>
  
 
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{{quote|Only a few hundred yards beyond the houses [in Bloemfontein] was the open veldt where '''wolves, wild dogs''', and jackals roamed and menaced the flocks, and where after dark a post-rider might be attacked by a marauding lion.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]}}
 
{{quote|Only a few hundred yards beyond the houses [in Bloemfontein] was the open veldt where '''wolves, wild dogs''', and jackals roamed and menaced the flocks, and where after dark a post-rider might be attacked by a marauding lion.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]}}
  
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==Portrayal in adaptations ==
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'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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:Wolves are found in nearly every corner of Middle-earth. They are a popular mount of goblins, especially in Moria and Mirkwood.
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==See also==
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*[[:Category:Images of wolves|Images of wolves]]
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The name Wolves refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Wolf (disambiguation).
Orc-mounts by Quinton Hoover

Wolves were of old allied with the Dark Lord;[1] Morgoth bred the two greatest of their kind, Draugluin and Carcharoth, and Sauron was wont to take the form of a great Wolf. The lesser kinds were sometimes used as steeds by the Orcs.

Wolf is also used as a short form of Werewolf.

Names

In Quenya, one of the words for "wolf" is ñarmo or narmo. Cognates of the same meaning are Doriathrin garm, and Noldorin garaf. (A "wolf-howl" is naule in Quenya, and gaul in Noldorin.)[2]

Another Quenya word for "wolf" is ráka. Cognates, also meaning "wolf", are Exilic Noldorin draug and Doriathrin drôg.[3]

In Gnomish, one of Tolkien's early conceptions of an Elven language, "wolf" is harog or harw; "a she-wolf" is harach;[4] Qenya has ulku "wolf".[5]

Inspiration

"Only a few hundred yards beyond the houses [in Bloemfontein] was the open veldt where wolves, wild dogs, and jackals roamed and menaced the flocks, and where after dark a post-rider might be attacked by a marauding lion."
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Wolves are found in nearly every corner of Middle-earth. They are a popular mount of goblins, especially in Moria and Mirkwood.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 377 (roots ÑGAR(A)M- and ÑGAW-)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 354 (root DÁRAK-)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 48
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 85


Wolves
Individuals: Anfauglir · Carcharoth · Draugluin · Wolf-Sauron
Races: Wargs · Werewolves · White Wolves