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Boars

Boars were aggressive tusked beasts common to woodland regions. The most famous of all the boars of Middle-earth was the great Boar of Everholt, that lived beneath the trees of the Firien Wood. This boar was hunted by King Folca of Rohan, and though he eventually killed his quarry, the King was mortally wounded in the encounter.[1]

[edit] Names

Qenya names for "boar" are úro and karkapolka (karka "tusk" + polka "pig").[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Boars are found in many places of Middle-earth, especially in the Bree-land. They are typically not aggressive, but will fight if the player threatens them.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Second Line, Folca
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 132