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"The Origin of 'Warg'" by Varda-(Valar)

The Origin of "Warg"

 by Varda-(Valar)
Feb. 7, 2003 

"Evil Wolf" by DeepGroover-(T)
Art by DeepGroover-(T), Glittering Caves of Aglarond

    In The Letters of JRR Tolkien, a note under Letter 297, "Drafts for a letter to Mr. Rang" says that the word Warg used in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings refers to "an evil breed of (demonic) wolves". It is given primitive Germanic form as representing the noun common to the Northmen.

Reference: The Letters of JRR Tolkien: #297


Image: "Evil Wolf", used above. Artist: DeepGroover-(T). Glittering Caves of Aglarond.
Image: "Warg Rider". Artist Felix Sotomayor. Rolozo Tolkien Page