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A snake portrayed in MERP

Snakes were reptilian creatures, often associated with the forces of darkness, and especially with Morgoth, the first Dark Lord.


[edit] Names

In Quenya, "snake" is ango or lókë. Sindarin has lhûg.

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In Gnomish, lingos means "snake" and ling means "small snake".[1]

[edit] See also


  1. 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. 54