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Hummerhorns were a legendary race of winged insects mentioned only in Hobbit verse. The hummerhorns were said to have battled a knight on a quest.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

Middle-earth Role Playing:

Hummerhorns, described and given statistics in various supplements, are portrayed as aggressive creatures, weighing 6-8 lbs and resembling gigantic black and grey wasps.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Errantry"
  2. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012)
  3. Randy Maxwell (1997), The Northern Waste (#2025)
  4. Wesley J. Frank, et al. (1997), Arnor: The Land (#2023)
Legendary Races of Arda
 Animals:  Dumbledors · Gorcrows · Hummerhorns · Pards · Swans of Gorbelgod · Turtle-fish
Dragon-kind:  Sea-serpents · Spark-dragons · Were-worms
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Other:  Badger-folk · Great beasts · Lintips · Mewlips · Nameless Things · Spectres
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