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Oikeroi

Oikeroi
Cat
Biographical Information
PositionThane
AffiliationTevildo
DeathKilled by Huan
Physical Description
RaceCat
GenderMale

Oikeroi was a cat according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

[edit] History

He was a thane of Tevildo, described as warlike and fierce, but he was killed by Huan.[1] Huan gave the coat of Oikeroi to Lúthien, who used it to disguise Beren on their quest to retrieve a Silmaril from Melko. Oikeroi had previously spent a good deal of time about the hall of Melko, allowing Beren to pass unnoticed.[2]

In later writings, Beren was disguised in the coat of the great wolf Draugluin, rather than the coat of Oikeroi.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "I. The Tale of Tinúviel", pp. 27-8
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "I. The Tale of Tinúviel", pp. 30-2
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"