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Richard Svensson - He battled with the Dumbledores

Dumbledors were a legendary "ferocious race of winged insects",[1] mentioned only in Hobbit verse. The dumbledors were said to have battled a knight on a quest.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Dumbledor or dumbledore is an obsolete English word for bumblebee.

Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]

Middle-earth Role Playing:

Dumbledors are described as being large winged insects weighing 6-8 pounds, carrying illness or poison, and to live in the Midgewater Marshes.[3][4][5]

See also[edit | edit source]


Legendary races of Arda
 Animals:  Dumbledors · Gorcrows · Hummerhorns · Pards · Swans of Gorbelgod · Turtle-fish
Dragon-kind:  Sea-serpents · Spark-dragons · Were-worms
Evil Races:  Ettens · Giants · Half-trolls · Hobgoblins · Ogres · Snow-trolls · Two-headed Trolls
Other:  Badger-folk · Great beasts · Lintips · Mewlips · Nameless things · Spectres
Individuals:  Talking Gurthang · Talking purse · The Hunter · Lady of the Sun · Lonely Troll · Man in the Moon · The Rider · River-woman · Tarlang · Tim · Tom · White cow