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[[Image:Huorn.jpg|thumb|''Huorn'' by Gail McIntosh]]
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'''Huorns''' were creatures much like [[Ents]], although they do not appear to have been truly sentient.
 
'''Huorns''' were creatures much like [[Ents]], although they do not appear to have been truly sentient.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
The origin of the Huorns is unknown. It is not clear if Huorns were Ents that had become tree-like, or trees that had become Entish. Perhaps both varieties existed, though the [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] believed the former was true.<ref name=Flotsam/> Either way it is obvious they were part way between trees and Ents.<ref>[[David Day]] (1996), ''[[A Tolkien Bestiary]]'', p. 142</ref>
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The origin of the Huorns is unknown. It is not clear if Huorns were Ents that had become tree-like, or trees that had become Entish. Perhaps both varieties existed. Either way it is obvious they were part way between trees and Ents.
  
 
In the [[Third Age]], the Huorns lived in [[Fangorn Forest]],<ref name=Flotsam/> though it is possible that the trees of the [[Old Forest]], especially [[Old Man Willow]], were Huorns as well.
 
In the [[Third Age]], the Huorns lived in [[Fangorn Forest]],<ref name=Flotsam/> though it is possible that the trees of the [[Old Forest]], especially [[Old Man Willow]], were Huorns as well.
  
During the [[War of the Ring]], Huorns were aroused by [[Treebeard]] to destroy [[Nan Curunír]].<ref name=Flotsam/> Gandalf saw the shadow of these Huorns, as he rode with the host from [[Edoras]] to [[Hornburg]].<ref>{{HM|Scheme}}, p. 412</ref><ref>{{TT|III7}}</ref> Directed by the Ents, the Huorns also helped the [[Rohirrim]] to fight the [[Orcs]] at the [[Battle of the Hornburg]].<ref name=Flotsam/>
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During the [[War of the Ring]], Huorns were aroused by [[Treebeard]] to destroy [[Nan Curunír]].<ref name=Flotsam/> Gandalf saw the shadow of these Huorns, as he rode with the host from [[Edoras]] to [[Hornburg]].<ref>{{HM|Scheme}}, p. 412</ref><ref>{{TT|III7}}</ref>
  
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
  
Huorns had great power and could wrap themselves in shadow. When angry, they were able to move with great speed. The Huorns further had voices, as they could speak with the Ents. When no Ents looked after them, the Huorns were "''queer and wild''", a threat to the [[Free peoples]].<ref name=Flotsam/>
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Huorns had great power and could wrap themselves in shadow. When angry, they were able to move with great speed. The Huorns further had voices, as they could speak with the Ents. When no Ents looked after them, the Huorns were "''queer and wild''", a threat to the [[Free Peoples]].<ref name=Flotsam/>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[Carl F. Hostetter]] has suggested that ''Huorn'' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "talking tree".<ref>{{VT|50a}}, p. 17</ref>
 
  
 
The first element of ''huorn'' might be derived from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KHUG-]], and the second element is [[Sindarin]] ''[[orn]]''.<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 425</ref>
 
The first element of ''huorn'' might be derived from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KHUG-]], and the second element is [[Sindarin]] ''[[orn]]''.<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 425</ref>
  
 
Apparently, there was also a much longer [[Entish]] word for ''huorn''.<ref name=Flotsam>{{TT|Flotsam}}</ref>
 
Apparently, there was also a much longer [[Entish]] word for ''huorn''.<ref name=Flotsam>{{TT|Flotsam}}</ref>
 
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
[[Image:Huorns (MERP).jpg|thumb|''Huorns'' in [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]]]]
 
[[Image:Huorns (MERP).jpg|thumb|''Huorns'' in [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]]]]
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: Huorn is an Awakened Plant (Creature), able to inflict one strike on a player.
 
: Huorn is an Awakened Plant (Creature), able to inflict one strike on a player.
 
{{references}}
 
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[[Category:Other races]]
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[[Category:Races]]
[[Category:Trees]]
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[[Category:Creatures]]
 
[[de:Huorns]]
 
[[de:Huorns]]
 
[[fr:encyclo/peuples/ents/huorns]]
 
[[fr:encyclo/peuples/ents/huorns]]
 
[[fi:Huornit]]
 
[[fi:Huornit]]

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