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Is Sauron a werewolf? Is this meme correct?

Asked by ragingloli (52021points) 3 weeks ago

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I have no idea. I never watched or read lord of the ring.

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Caravanfan's avatar

Sauron was a Maiar, basically a demigod. More or less the same race as Gandalf.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Shape shifting spirit

mazingerz88's avatar

I don’t think so. As far as I can remember, he was sort of a demi-god. One of several in Tolkien’s universe.

Strauss's avatar

No more a werewolf than any other shape shifter.

seawulf575's avatar

Iluvatar was the creator in Tolkein’s world. He created the Maiar as @Caravanfan mentioned, also known as the Valar. These were the “angels” of the time as far as I can tell. Iluvatar created a great song that sang everything into existence. The Maiar sang with him to help him, but none of them knew the whole story.

Melkor, one of the most powerful Maiar, added his own efforts to the song, but his song was all blaring and loud music, full of strife and not in concert with the rest of the songs. I always equated him to Satan. Eventually he was cast out of Valinor to Middle Earth where he tried to put his song into reality. Sauron was his chief helper. Does that make him a demon? Probably. A lesser Maiar is probably more apt a description.

Zaku's avatar

It seems to me that (@Caravanfan and @seawulf575 are correct about this, and) that the meme is joking about the suggestion/conjecture about what specific form Sauron would have had.

It’s not an invalid conjecture, but it’s just one possibility.

The main thrust of the meme, though, is that it’s an amusingly unexpected possibility, but one that has a certain logic to it.

Caravanfan's avatar

Yes. I am a geek. Hear me squeak.

seawulf575's avatar

@Caravanfan I’m in that boat too.

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