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Swans of Gorbelgod

The Swans of Gorbelgod were a race of swans remembered in legend on Númenor. They were white and of an unusually great size.[1] Little else is known about these creatures, or about the location of Gorbelgod.

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In the manuscript, J.R.R. Tolkien used the name Dur nor-Belgoth and changed it later to Gorbelgod.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", p. 426
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", p. 437
Legendary Races of Arda
 Animals:  Dumbledors · Gorcrows · Hummerhorns · Pards · Swans of Gorbelgod · Turtle-fish
Dragon-kind:  Great glow-worms · Sea-serpents · Spark-dragons · Were-worms
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Fairies:  Badger-folk · Dryads · Mermaids · Sprites · Sylphs · White cow
Other:  Great beasts · Lintips · Mewlips · Nameless Things · Spectres
Individuals:  The Hunter · Lonely Troll · Man in the Moon · The Rider · Tarlang · Tim