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The Rings of Power Episode 3: What are Wargs and Where Do They Come From?

As The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power As Episode 3 drew to a close, fans were left breathless thanks to the stunning fight scene between Arondir and the beastly warg, who attacked on orders from the band of orcs who had captured him. The creature was deadly, killing some of the captives and doing its best to snap at Arondir’s throat as well. But what exactly are wargs and where in Middle-earth do they come from?

What is a warg in The Rings of Power?

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As you might expect from their looks, a Warg is a wolf breed, although in Episode 3 of The Rings of Power they appeared more like a hyena. Those who read JRR Tolkien’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy or watched the three films will know that the Orcs of Isengard and Mordor used them as weapons in the Third Age. So it was not too surprising to see that the orcs preparing to attack the Southlands in the Second Age also captured wargs and launched the attack.

Tolkien’s The Hobbit shows that while wargs appear unintelligent, they can communicate; at least with goblins. They have forged alliances with the northern species and planned raids on villages to drive out wooden people and take in some humans as slaves.

After Smaug’s death, wargs and goblins would reunite in hopes of claiming the Lonely Mountain for themselves. Luckily, a union of elves, dwarves, great eagles, and sea people came together and defeated them in the Battle of the Five Armies.

Where do wargs come from?

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Wargs originally lived in the Misty Mountains before moving to places like Isengard, Mount Gundabad, and Mordor. The mountain range stretches 796 miles from the far north at Mount Gundabad to Methedras in the south. It runs between Eriador and the Vale of Anduin and Rhovanion, with major cities including the dwarven kingdom of Khazad-dûm, commonly known as Moria.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power continues on Fridays on Amazon Prime Video.

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Emma Bowman

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