Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fantasy Trivia Time

It's time for this week's Fantasy Trivia Question.

This weeks question comes from one of the great fantasy story settings of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.  This setting has spanned not just the 200 or so years of the Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings, but for thousands of years across three separate ages.

Sauron, the perennial villain for the third age of Middle Earth, is often remembered as the dark warrior in armor whose fingers were severed by Isildur with the remnant of his father's sword, Narsil.  More vividly, we envision him as the great eye, ever searching for the Ring of Power and sowing evil and fear into the hearts of the people of Middle Earth.  But Sauron was not always the most feared foe in Middle Earth.  He was originally a servant of Morgoth, the fallen member of the Valar.  Sauron was still powerful, but he had a different form when he first arrived in Middle Earth.  What was Sauron's original form?

1 comment:

  1. Ok, tough question. Sauron was a Maiar and from what were told he was a shapeshifter. Any mentions to him would have been as some angelic spirit before his fall under Morgoth's yoke. The first physical form mentioned of Sauron was in his great battle with the Hound of Valinor, Huan. He took on a form of a werewolf, but he was beaten by Huan. After he yielded, he took on the form of a vampire and fled.