|From:||C. Tsuchiya <milo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 3:37|
Sally Caves wrote:
> Can anyone tell me what a "warg" is in contemporary horror?
> What are the Wolfen? Are they wargs?
> I know that vargr in Old Norse is an outlaw (and a wolf), but
> didn't the word "warg," cognate with it, get conscripted for
> some monster in contemporary lit?
> I've read that warg was the Middle High German word used to
> describe desecrator of churches and graves, eaters of the dead.
> Were they also werewolves?
Tolkien mentions wargs, where they were his very large wolves. I had the
feeling that they were some sort of (what we would call) neolithic
variety. They showed up in the original D&D as borrowed from Tolkien.
Or are you thinking of some more recent literary usage?
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