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Type: Animals

Description:A race of wolves from the east side of the Misty Mountains that were friends with the goblins (orcs) of that region.

'A wolf snapped- at his cloak as he swung up, and nearly got him. In a minute there was a whole pack of them yelping all round the tree and leaping up at the trunk, with eyes blazing and tongues hanging out.

But even the wild Wargs (for so the evil wolves over the Edge of the Wild were named) cannot climb trees.'

'The Wargs and the goblins often helped one another in wicked deeds. ... But in those days they sometimes used to go on raids, especially to get food or slaves to work for them. Then they often got the Wargs to help and shared the plunder with them. Sometimes they rode on wolves like men do on horses. ...

'Maddened and angry they were leaping and howling round the trunks, and cursing the dwarves in their horrible language, with their tongues hanging out, and their eyes shining as red and fierce as the flames.'

The Hobbit, Ch 6, Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

'Wargs run swifter than ponies.'

The Hobbit, Ch 7, Queer Lodgings

Contributors: Moriel 7.1.03
Quotes added by Lyllyn 7.06.03

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