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The Hobbit - Azog
The Hobbit - Azog's Attack Full Scene - Warg Attack - Full HD
DATE: 2013/03/14::
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (6/9) Movie CLIP - Warg Battle (2002) HD
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (6/9) Movie CLIP - Warg Battle (2002) HD
DATE: 2011/05/26::
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Warg Attack
Warg Attack
DATE: 2008/06/30::
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Orc Chase - Full HD
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Orc Chase - Full HD
DATE: 2013/03/05::
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Minecraft: Lord of the Rings - Episode 6 - MY WARG!! (LOTR Mod)
Minecraft: Lord of the Rings - Episode 6 - MY WARG!! (LOTR Mod)
DATE: 2013/11/12::
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lego the Hobbit: warg attack stopmotion
lego the Hobbit: warg attack stopmotion
DATE: 2013/08/14::
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The Warg Battle Uncut.mp4
The Warg Battle Uncut.mp4
DATE: 2010/05/09::
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WARG - Back From the Shadows - Trailer
WARG - Back From the Shadows - Trailer
DATE: 2014/09/08::
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Lego Lord of the Rings: Level 10/Warg Attack - FREE PLAY - All Collectables - HTG
Lego Lord of the Rings: Level 10/Warg Attack - FREE PLAY - All Collectables - HTG
DATE: 2012/11/27::
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Loki (Back from the shadows) WARG
Loki (Back from the shadows) WARG
DATE: 2014/09/22::
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Minecraft: TAMING THE WARG - Lycanites Mobs (Mod Showcase Adventure)
Minecraft: TAMING THE WARG - Lycanites Mobs (Mod Showcase Adventure)
DATE: 2015/04/05::
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Warg ambush
Warg ambush
DATE: 2014/08/10::
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15 MIN MORNING YOGA ROUTINE -  stretch lower body splits
15 MIN MORNING YOGA ROUTINE - stretch lower body splits
DATE: 2014/11/21::
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♫ Lord of the Rings - The Warg attack (with lyric)
♫ Lord of the Rings - The Warg attack (with lyric)
DATE: 2012/04/29::
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Czytanie z ruchu ust/warg! kajmanowa z Albertem :)
Czytanie z ruchu ust/warg! kajmanowa z Albertem :)
DATE: 2015/01/09::
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Lord of the Rings Warg Riders Battle
Lord of the Rings Warg Riders Battle
DATE: 2008/11/08::
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***TaG : Czytanie z ruchu warg***
***TaG : Czytanie z ruchu warg***
DATE: 2014/07/10::
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Lego The Hobbit: Yazneg
Lego The Hobbit: Yazneg's warg ambush
DATE: 2013/03/09::
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LEGO Lord of the Rings Walkthrough Part 10 - Warg Attack
LEGO Lord of the Rings Walkthrough Part 10 - Warg Attack
DATE: 2013/12/20::
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[kRO] Warg Ranger @ Fallen Bishop
[kRO] Warg Ranger @ Fallen Bishop
DATE: 2011/11/01::
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Don
Don't Starve: Warg pen = infinite gems
DATE: 2014/12/09::
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Don
Don't Starve Reign Of Giants Poradnik - Warg
DATE: 2014/04/07::
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[Ragnarok] Ranger vs Nidhoggur
[Ragnarok] Ranger vs Nidhoggur's Shadow - Crit/Warg 193 [bRO @Thor]
DATE: 2013/04/22::
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Castlevania Lords of Shadow Music - The Warg
Castlevania Lords of Shadow Music - The Warg
DATE: 2010/10/05::
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey OST - CD2 - 13 - Warg-Scouts
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey OST - CD2 - 13 - Warg-Scouts
DATE: 2013/01/05::
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Fredrik Warg summerar säsongen
Fredrik Warg summerar säsongen
DATE: 2013/05/02::
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LOTRO - PvP - Warg - Brandywine
LOTRO - PvP - Warg - Brandywine
DATE: 2014/11/29::
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Sentinela Aspd/Warg solando Mvps bRO@Thor
Sentinela Aspd/Warg solando Mvps bRO@Thor
DATE: 2013/07/29::
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[kRO] Warg Ranger @ Random MVP
[kRO] Warg Ranger @ Random MVP
DATE: 2011/11/01::
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Lotro Warg PvP - Evernight, Kutyaa r12 Stalker
Lotro Warg PvP - Evernight, Kutyaa r12 Stalker
DATE: 2014/05/22::
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CZYTANIE Z RUCHU WARG challenge
CZYTANIE Z RUCHU WARG challenge
DATE: 2015/04/13::
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Don
Don't Starve RoG - Warg (New Monster from Giant Steps update)
DATE: 2014/04/08::
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Per Anders Buen Garnås & Daniel Sandén-Warg - Telemarkfestivalen 2008
Per Anders Buen Garnås & Daniel Sandén-Warg - Telemarkfestivalen 2008
DATE: 2009/08/22::
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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Interview 2007
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Interview 2007
DATE: 2013/03/08::
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Odcisk Warg - akustycznie (Jerzy Grzechnik, Natalia Krakowiak) LIVE
Odcisk Warg - akustycznie (Jerzy Grzechnik, Natalia Krakowiak) LIVE
DATE: 2013/05/21::
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LEGO Lord of the Rings - Level 10
LEGO Lord of the Rings - Level 10 'Warg Attack' 100% Guide (All Collectibles)
DATE: 2014/01/15::
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SÅ FÅR DU MAGRUTOR - träningsprogram
SÅ FÅR DU MAGRUTOR - träningsprogram
DATE: 2013/11/03::
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| LotRO Warg PvMP | U.14 | [EN] Snowbourn | Retribution |
| LotRO Warg PvMP | U.14 | [EN] Snowbourn | Retribution |
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Pauline Warg, Making Metal Beads
Pauline Warg, Making Metal Beads
DATE: 2010/11/16::
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WARG - As The Wargs Arise - Lyric Video - Back From the Shadows (2014)
WARG - As The Wargs Arise - Lyric Video - Back From the Shadows (2014)
DATE: 2014/10/07::
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WARG - Sword in the darkness  (Back from the shadows)
WARG - Sword in the darkness (Back from the shadows)
DATE: 2015/01/01::
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Linda Warg - Keep Going - LIVE i RIX MorronZoo
Linda Warg - Keep Going - LIVE i RIX MorronZoo
DATE: 2010/10/20::
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FATBURNING BUTT & LEG WORKOUT
FATBURNING BUTT & LEG WORKOUT
DATE: 2014/03/13::
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Lotro Brandywine Warg oyasuminasai - The Way,.,
Lotro Brandywine Warg oyasuminasai - The Way,.,
DATE: 2014/12/17::
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Lotro r10 Warg Ninjashadow PvMP U14.1
Lotro r10 Warg Ninjashadow PvMP U14.1
DATE: 2014/08/20::
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#8Stefan Warg (ÖIK) krossar #71Carl Berglund (BIK)
#8Stefan Warg (ÖIK) krossar #71Carl Berglund (BIK)
DATE: 2012/02/18::
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Video Review of The Hobbit: Fimbul The Hunter & Warg
Video Review of The Hobbit: Fimbul The Hunter & Warg
DATE: 2012/11/28::
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Ranger Auto Warg/Fear Breeze
Ranger Auto Warg/Fear Breeze
DATE: 2012/08/28::
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AB-WORKOUT - How to get abs
AB-WORKOUT - How to get abs
DATE: 2014/08/10::
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LotRO PvMP Warg U13
LotRO PvMP Warg U13
DATE: 2014/05/26::
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A warg rider on an image stone from the former Hunnestad Monument

In Norse mythology, a vargr (pl. vargar; often anglicised as warg or varg) is a wolf and in particular refers to the wolf Fenrir and his sons Sköll and Hati. Based on this, J. R. R. Tolkien in his fiction used the Old English form warg (other O.E. forms being wearg and wearh) to refer to a wolf-like creature of a particularly evil kind.

Etymology[edit]

In Old Norse, vargr is a term for "wolf" (ulfr). The Proto-Germanic *wargaz is related to Sanskrit vṛka, proto-Iranian *verk "wolf", Avestan vehrka, Mazandarani varg, Zazaki verg, Old Persian varka-, Persian gorg etc. In line 1514 of Beowulf, Grendel's mother is described as a grund-wyrgen or "warg of the depths."[1]

Norse mythology[edit]

In Norse mythology, wargs are in particular the mythological wolves Fenrir, Sköll and Hati. In the Hervarar saga, King Heidrek is asked by Gestumblindi (Odin),

What is that lamp
which lights up men,
but flame engulfs it,
and wargs grasp after it always.

Heidrek knows the answer is the Sun, explaining,

She lights up every land and shines over all men, and Skoll and Hatti are called wargs. Those are wolves, one going before the sun, the other after the moon.

Wolves also served as mounts for more or less dangerous humanoid creatures. For instance, Gunnr's horse was a kenning for "wolf" on the Rök Runestone, in the Lay of Hyndla, the völva (witch) Hyndla rides a wolf and to Baldr's funeral, the giantess Hyrrokkin arrived on a wolf.

In popular culture[edit]

J. R. R. Tolkien's wargs[edit]

Taken from the Old English warg, the wargs or wild wolves are a race of lupines in J. R. R. Tolkien's books about Middle-earth. They are usually in league with the goblins or Orcs whom they permitted to ride on their backs into battle. It is probable that they are descended from Draugluin's werewolves, or of the wolf-hounds of the line of Carcharoth of the First Age. They are portrayed as somewhat intelligent, with a language, and are consciously in league with the Orcs.

The concept of wolf-riding Orcs first appears in The Tale of Tinúviel, an early version of the story of Beren and Lúthien written in the 1920s, posthumously published as part of The History of Middle-earth.

In The Hobbit, the Wargs appear twice: working with goblins in hunting Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves just east of the Misty Mountains.

In The Lord of the Rings, they are most prominently mentioned in the middle of The Fellowship of the Ring, where a band of Wargs, unaccompanied by Orcs, attacks the Fellowship in Eregion. During the War of the Ring in T.A. 3018–19, wolves prowled outside the walls of Bree. They are here distinguished from "ordinary wolves, hunting for food". Wargs and their riders also appear in The Two Towers.

Adaptations[edit]

In the Rankin-Bass adaptation of The Hobbit, they are portrayed as larger than average wolves with ominously glowing eyes. Although Tolkien never provided a fully complete description of the Wargs, they do seem to have a conventional wolf-appearance in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and they are regularly called "wolves."

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy depicts wargs as hyena-like, or even like the extinct, heavier-bodied Hyaenodon.[2] Wargs also appear in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy but appear more wolf-like than the Wargs used by the Orcs of Isengard.

In The Lord of the Rings Online Wargs are a playable race on the antagonist side in the game's PvP area.

Other works[edit]

Subsequent appearances of wargs in popular culture often owe much to Tolkien. Similar to Tolkien's works, they are often depicted as evil, intelligent wolves that speak their own language, and are often allied with goblin tribes:

  • In the Castlevania game series, they often appear as minor enemies.
  • In the Gameloft game Six Guns, wargs are one of the animals to be killed in one of the "hunter" missions.
  • In World of Warcraft, worgs are a common mob (killable creature) found in forested areas which appear as shaggy wolves with large teeth, and there is a werewolf-like playable race known as Worgen. Like the J.R.R. Tolkien version, the Worgs serve as the mounts of the Orcs.
  • In the MMORPG Ragnarok Online Renewal, Rangers can summon a warg as a mount.
  • In the popular game Wizard101, there is a warg mount on which the player can ride.
  • In the George R. R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire book series, wargs are a type of "skin-changer" - humans who can enter and control the minds of animals. Warg is usually used interchangeably with "skin-changer" in the series, but strictly speaking refers to those who use wolves most often.
  • In 2005 a German group of musicians formed the (Viking) metal band Varg. This name was not chosen by accident seeing as they present themselves as being bringers of Wolf themed cult (see also their 2011 album called Wolfskult). Besides frequent wolf-related lyrics they also include red and black face paint into their acts which is probably meant to resemble Germanic warpaint.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Osborn, Marijane; Overing, Gillian R. (2001). "Bone-Crones Have No Hearth: Some Women in the Medieval Wilderness". In Adams, Paul C.; Hoelscher, Steven D. et al. Textures of Place: Exploring Humanist Geographies. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 354 note 38. ISBN 0-8166-3756-3. 
  2. ^ The "Two Towers" Creatures Guide Collins (November 6, 2002) ISBN 0-00-714409-1
  3. ^ http://www.varg.de/cms2/index.php/2013-02-17-15-14-36/bio
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