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Sire of werewolves

of Angband1

A wolf servant of Sauron, called the lord and sire of the werewolves of Angband. He was slain by Huan, and Beren used his pelt as a disguise in his quest for a Silmaril.



The Silmarillion calls Draugluin 'lord and sire of the werewolves of Angband' (19, Of Beren and Lúthien). This can be read as suggesting that Draugluin was the origin of the entire race of Werewolves, though it may simply mean that he gave rise to those Werewolves that dwelt in Angband, while others (those of Tol-in-Gaurhoth, for instance) had a different origin.

See also...

Sauron, Wolfhounds, Wolves

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