"There befell the battle of Huan
, and the howls and baying echoed in the hills, and the watchers on the walls of Ered Wethrin
across the valley
heard it afar and were dismayed."
Quenta Silmarillion 19, Of Beren and Lúthien
The name given to the dreadful wolf-shape that Sauron took when he went from Tol-in-Gaurhoth to do battle with Huan, the Hound of Valinor.
According to prophecy, Huan would not die until he had encountered the greatest of all wolves, so Sauron contrived to take on that role and defeat the hound. He failed: the greatest of all wolves was not Wolf-Sauron, but Carcharoth of Angband, and through Lúthien's magic and Huan's valour Sauron was defeated. Surrendering his tower on Tol-in-Gaurhoth, he fled in the form of a vampire into the woods of Dorthonion, and was not seen again for many years.
At least, this is the date given in The Grey Annals in Volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth.
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