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Blue wolf? As Harri Perälä noted in our KontuWiki, in The Lay of Leithian (HoME III) Draugluin was not told to be blue, but pale. Actually he/it was grey:

the tail / of Draugluin the werewolf pale (l. 1488-9)
an awful werewolf fierce and great:
pale Draugluin, the old grey lord
of wolves and beasts of blood abhorred
(l. 2711-3)

Cf. also l. 3401, and pp. 289-293

Harri also paid attention to the Etymologies (s.v. LUG2-, HoME V, 370): the stem certainly gives *lugni 'blue' > Q. lúne, N. [> Sindarin]) lhûn, but also Dor. luin 'pale', Dan. lygn. So it seems more probable that when naming the Lord of the Werevolves Tolkien was thinking a 'pale wolf', naturally grey and not blue. --Tik 03:11, 23 January 2008 (EST) PS. 'Blue wolf' also in the article Draug.

I agree. The source for Blue Wolf is Ruth S. Noel. Her work is outdated and unauthoritative, and as such, incorrect in many cases. All refs to her work should be doublechecked. -- Ederchil 04:39, 23 January 2008 (EST)

[edit] Drauglir

At the moment, I am inclined to think this is a load of rubbish which started off on Wikipedia and has since been copied by numerous other websites (including us). EOA makes no mention of "Drauglir", whilst someone on Wikipedia is also suspicious of it as it has been tagged with "citation needed".

I have checked THOME, Letters and UT and found nothing. I say we remove this. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 15:14, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

+1. --Morgan 16:42, 17 October 2010 (UTC)