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Origins
At least some were made by Sauron1
Meaning
Uncertain, but perhaps from Old English wer wulf, 'man-wolf'

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Werewolves

Enchanted servants of the Dark Lord

Dread servants of Morgoth in wolf-form. Werewolves were especially associated with Sauron, who indeed took the shape of a great wolf himself at least once.


Notes

1

'...werewolves, fell beasts inhabited by dreadful spirits that he [Sauron] had imprisoned in their bodies.' (The Silmarillion 19 Of Beren and Lúthien)

See also...

Draugluin, Sauron, Were-worms

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