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Dragons of
Middle-earth
Ancalagon
Glaurung
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Ancalagon can also refer to a fossil priapulid worm. J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth features dragons closely based on those of European legend. ... J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth features dragons closely based on those of European legend. ... Known as The Deceiver,The Golden, and the Worm of Greed, Glaurung was the first and greatest of the land-bound fire-breathing Dragon, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth legendarium. ... Scatha, known as Scatha the Worm, was a dragon in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth. ... For the MUD of this name, see SMAUG. Smaug is a fictional character in The Hobbit, a fantasy book by J. R. R. Tolkien, published in 1937. ... Priapulida (priapulid worms, or penis worms) are a phylum of marine worms with an extensible spiny proboscis. ...


Ancalagon the Black was a dragon in the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien. J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth features dragons closely based on those of European legend. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ...

The Dark Lord Morgoth bred Ancalagon ("The Iron-jawed Swan") during the First Age to be the greatest and mightiest of all dragons, and the first of the winged 'fire-drakes'. During the brief War of Wrath that pitted Morgoth's armies against the host of the Valar, Morgoth sent Ancalagon forth from the fortress of Angband to destroy the Dark Lord's enemies. So powerful was the dragon that even the Valar host was driven back. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher R. Tolkien, with assistance from fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... Morgoth Bauglir (originally known as Melkor) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand. ... Combatants Host of the Valar, Edain Servants of Morgoth Commanders Eönwë, Eärendil Morgoth, Ancalagon the Black† Casualties Unknown Most balrogs, uncounted legions of Orcs In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the... In J. R. R. Tolkiens mythology, the Valar (singular Vala) are the Powers of Arda, or direct representatives of Eru Ilúvatar (God). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Angband (Sindarin for Hells of Iron, although the literal meaning is iron prison) is the name of the fortress of Melkor, constructed before the First Age, located in the Iron Mountains in the enemys realm Dor Daedeloth north...


But Eärendil 'The Blessed' in his powerfully hallowed elven airborne ship Vingilot duelled with Ancalagon for an entire day, until Eärendil at length prevailed, pitching Ancalagon onto the triple-peaked towers of Thangorodrim, destroying both him and them. With his mightiest defender slain, Morgoth was soon utterly defeated. (A prophecy given in Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth in Morgoth's Ring gives the slaying of Ancalagon to Túrin instead.) For the Anglo-Saxon name, see Earendel. ... Elven may be: An adjective to describe something associated with elves or the qualities of elves Elven, a town in Morbihan, France A word related to elves that is used for other parts of speech, as in the webcomic The Elven The Elven webcomic, where it is used as a... Vingilótë, or Vingilot, is a fictional ship in J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Thangorodrim (oppression mountain group) was a group of three volcanic mountains in the Iron Mountains in the north of Middle-earth during the First Age. ... Morgoths Ring is the 10th volume of Christopher Tolkiens 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth in which he analyzes the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, Túrin Turambar was a Man of Middle-earth, who became a tragic hero (or anti-hero) of the First Age in the tale called Narn i Chîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin). Unpublished drafts of...


Ancalagon was said to have been so large that he blotted out the Sun, even from afar. He was the largest of any dragon to appear in Middle Earth, even larger than Smaug. His length was unknown, though longer than Glaurung or any other ground dwelling dragons. We can later infer that from what Gandalf said, Ancalagon's fire-breath was hotter than that of any other dragon in history, hot enough to damage the Rings of Power, though not the One Ring. In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Gandalf is a fictional character in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, where he appears as an archetypal wizard, taking a key role in the latter books War of the Ring. ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ...


A fossil priapulid worm discovered in the Burgess Shale was named Ancalagon after the dragon. An ammonite fossil Eocene fossil fish of the genus Knightia Petrified wood fossil formed through permineralization. ... Priapulida (priapulid worms, or penis worms) are a phylum of marine worms with an extensible spiny proboscis. ... The Burgess Shale (named after Mount Burgess, close to where the Shale was found) is a black shale exposure found high up in the Canadian Rockies in Yoho National Park near the town of Field, British Columbia. ...


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Encyclopedia of Arda: Ancalagon (161 words)
The mightiest of Morgoth's winged dragons, loosed from Angband against the host of the Valar at the end of the War of Wrath.
Even that mighty army was driven back by the onset of Ancalagon and his vassals, but Eärendil came through the sky in his ship Vingilot to do battle with the dragon armada, and he was aided by Thorondor and the Eagles.
They fought for twenty-four hours, until Eärendil at last slew Ancalagon, who fell on the mountains of Thangorodrim and destroyed them in his ruin.
Ancalagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
Ancalagon the Black was a dragon in the fiction of J.
The Dark Lord Morgoth bred Ancalagon ("The Iron-jawed Swan") during the First Age to be the greatest and mightiest of all dragons, and the first of the winged 'fire-drakes'.
Ancalagon was said to have been so large that he blotted out the Sun, even from afar.
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