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Team Thuringwethil vs. Team Draugluin


Jun 18 2012, 2:20pm

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In my readings of The Sil, I imagine Thuringwethil as an oversized vampire bat, not a Dracula or Twilight style vampire. I based this assumption on the fact that in the earliest version of the story from the Book of Lost Tales, Morgoth's orcs rode large vampire bats, which he similarly refers to as vampires. Similarly, I picture Draugluin as a wolf, not the horror movie version of a werewolf. I've always assumed Tolkien used the term werewolf because Draugluin and Carcaroth were likely possessed by fallen Maia, making them more than just wild, canine beasts.

I'm throwing the bat (pun intended) signal out to my fellow posters as I'm not entirely sure if these are correct assumptions. I ask because whenever I come across pictures of these characters on the web, they appear to be portrayed as Twilight style vampires and werewolves.

As three great Jewels they were in form. But not until the End, when FŽanor shall return who perished ere the Sun was made, and sits now in the Halls of Awaiting and comes no more among his kin; not until the Sun passes and the Moon falls, shall it be known of what substance they were made. Like the crystal of diamonds it appeared, and yet was more strong than adamant, so that no violence could mar it or break it within the Kingdom of Arda.

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Team Thuringwethil vs. Team Draugluin Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Jun 18 2012, 2:20pm
    Thuringwethil's wings were a magical cloak, not literal wings. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jun 18 2012, 7:34pm
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