Bats were giant flying creatures that roamed in the forests of Middle-Earth. They were known for their service to the forces of Darkness. Bats sided with the goblins and wargs in the Battle of Five Armies, during which they flew so thickly across the sky that the sunlight was blotted out.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Cave-bats in BFME 2
Appearances in adaptations Edit
A larger form, the
Cave bats, were seen as part of the Goblin faction in the .
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, giant bats chase Radagast the Brown after he encounters the Necromancer at Dol Guldur.
Giant Bats from Games Workshop
Games Workshop Edit
Giant Bats are a unit in the " Misty Mountains" faction of the .
The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game
The Lord Of The Rings Online Edit
Bats are found in caves throughout
Middle-earth, especially in Moria. They are frequently the pets of the Merrevail.
First Age, Thuringwethil was Sauron 's messenger and took the form of a giant bat with great fingered wings.
Bilbo and the dwarves marched through Mirkwood they gave up lighting fires at night because they attracted thousands of moths, followed by huge black bats.
(J. R. R.
Tolkien, The, "Flies and Spiders")
In Gnomish, one of
Tolkien's early conceptions of an Elven language, the word for "bat" is cwildred.
( J. R. R.
Tolkien; Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond (eds.), Roverandom, "[Chapter] 2")
External link Edit