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Uncertain. Known to have existed in the late Third and early Fourth Ages.
All known Skin-changers were Men
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Applied to Beorn and his descendants the Beornings. Other Skin-changers apparently existed.


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Magical shape-changing beings

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Creatures who could take different forms at will. Little is known of their abilities; the only skin-changers identified by Tolkien were Beorn and his descendants (who could take the shape of a Man or of a bear), but evidently other skin-changers also existed.

See also...

Bears, Beorn

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