The Hunter (creature)

From Tolkien Gateway
The name The Hunter refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Hunter (disambiguation).

The Hunter was a shadowy creature of Elvish legend, said to have plagued the newly-awakened Elves at Cuiviénen. The true identity of the Hunter is unknown. The legend could have had its source in lies spread by Melkor about Oromë, in an attempt to deceive the Elves into thinking that he was evil. It is also possible that the Hunter was one of the "shadows and evil spirits" sent by Melkor to spy upon and harass the Quendi, a Maia loyal to Melkor, or even Melkor himself.[1]

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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