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Location
References to snakes are found from locations throughout Middle-earth
Species
Any of some three thousand species in the suborder Serpentes
Meaning
From an ancient root *sneg, 'crawling thing'
Other names

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Snakes

Reptilian creatures that are universally associated in Tolkien with the forces of darkness, and especially with Morgoth, the first Dark Lord.


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  • Updated 9 May 2016
  • Updates planned: 1

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