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Smaug the Magnificent vs Glaurung the Great Worm

Melkor94
The Shire


Nov 12 2013, 10:04pm

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Who do you think is more powerful. Glaurung was the dragon in the story The Children of Hurin. He was very powerful, yet Smaug is powerful as well.
This always goes across my mind in which dragon is more powerful.

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Lindele
Gondor


Nov 12 2013, 10:10pm

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In my mind [In reply to] Can't Post

Smaug. Glaurung feels way smaller to me.


OrphanOfNumenor
Bree


Nov 12 2013, 10:20pm

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Good question . . . [In reply to] Can't Post


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Who do you think is more powerful. Glaurung was the dragon in the story The Children of Hurin. He was very powerful, yet Smaug is powerful as well.
This always goes across my mind in which dragon is more powerful.


I also got the feeling that Glaurung was smaller, although Tolkien liked to mention in the LOTR and Hobbit how much bigger things used to be, and how things had faded and become more like things are today as time passed.

"The Men of the Sea send before them a great cloud, as a rain turned to serpents, or a black hail tipped with steel."


Ffnir
Rohan


Nov 12 2013, 10:42pm

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I think Glaurung was stronger [In reply to] Can't Post

because the logic in Tolkien's legendarium tend to show that ancient things are greater than most recent things.
That being said, Smaug had wings and Glaurung didn't, plus Morgoth's power were behind him in every of his action where Smaug did all his calamities on his own... so it's kinda hard to decide


Melkor94
The Shire


Nov 12 2013, 10:48pm

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Good Point [In reply to] Can't Post

Glaurung was a wingless worm, that being said I think physically Smaug is more powerful, yet mentally maybe not


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AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Nov 13 2013, 12:53am

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As do I. Glaurung may have had the greater power for enchantment, yet I definitely feel [In reply to] Can't Post

that Smaug was the larger dragon. Not near so large as Ancalagon, of course, but notably larger than Glaurung I don't think a dwarven dagger would have pierced deeply enough into Smaug for him to be propely bothered, unless the entire hand and arm followed in after it. His head was too large to fit into a five by five door, and his wings beating stirred up hurricaine force winds, which tells me that the films version isn't making him at all too large. His fall destroyed a town.

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Smaug. Glaurung feels way smaller to me.


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

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