Draugluin

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Draugluin
Werewolf
"Draugluin" by Angel Falto
Biographical Information
TitlesFather of the Werewolves
LocationTol-in-Gaurhoth
AffiliationSauron, Morgoth
DeathF.A. 465[1]
Tol-in-Gaurhoth
Family
ChildrenCountless offspring, including Carcharoth
Physical Description
RaceWerewolf
GenderMale
Hair colorBlue
WeaponryFangs, claws
GalleryImages of Draugluin

Draugluin was the first Werewolf.[2]

History

Bred from wolves and inhabited with an evil spirit imprisoned by Sauron himself, Draugluin was the sire of all Werewolves of Beleriand, and dwelled with his master in Tol-in-Gaurhoth, the former watchtower of Finrod Felagund, which he aided to conquer.

He was slain by Huan during the Quest for the Silmaril, though he informed Sauron that Huan was present. Beren and Lúthien used his pelt to sneak into Angband.[2]

Draugluin was the sire of Carcharoth and many other Werewolves. It is probable the Wargs of the Third Age were descended from him, as these wolves could speak, suggesting they had fëar.[source?] He may have been a fallen Maia.[source?]

Etymology

The name Draugluin means "Blue Wolf" in Sindarin, from draug ("wolf") + luin ("blue"),[3] in reference to the color of his pelt.

Genealogy

DRAUGLUIN
d. F.A. 465
Carcharoth
d. F.A. 466

References



Wolves
Individuals: Carcharoth · Draugluin · Hound of Sauron · (Wolf-Sauron)
Races: Wargs · Werewolves · White Wolves