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Gostir by George Sukhoff

Gostir was one of the Dragons of Morgoth about whom almost nothing is known except its name.[1]


Gostir means "dread glance" in Noldorin, from gost ("dread, terror") and thîr ("look, face, expression, countenance").[1]

The older form of the name was Gorsthir.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", entries "GOS-", "GOTH-", and "THĒ-"

Named Dragons
Glaurung · Gostir · Ancalagon · Scatha · Smaug