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Worms

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'''Worms''' was a name for the race of [[Dragons]], and especially those wingless kinds (such as [[Glaurung]] himself) who crawled on the ground.
 
'''Worms''' was a name for the race of [[Dragons]], and especially those wingless kinds (such as [[Glaurung]] himself) who crawled on the ground.
  
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==Inspiration==
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''Worm'' is an actual old word for ''dragon'',<ref>{{HM|OFS}}, p. 108</ref> derived from [[Old English]] ''[[wikipedia:European Dragons|wyrm]]'', [[Old Norse]] ''ormr'' ("serpent").
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Revision as of 18:10, 19 November 2010

File:Worm's Stench.jpg
Worm's Stench by Kevin Ward

Worms was a name for the race of Dragons, and especially those wingless kinds (such as Glaurung himself) who crawled on the ground.

Inspiration

Worm is an actual old word for dragon,[1] derived from Old English wyrm, Old Norse ormr ("serpent").

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Verlyn Flieger, Douglas A. Anderson (eds.), Tolkien On Fairy-stories: Expanded edition, with commentary and notes, p. 108