...Morgoth took a wolf-pup, fed it 'living flesh' with his own hand, and worked his will on it until there was this evil beast that sprawled 'huge and hungry' before his throne... and then to top it all, it became filled with a hellish 'devouring spirit'. The process of Glaurung's creation could, by extension, be imagined to be similar - just with a rather different starting point. Dragons are also implied to have been based on some living creature by how they could have offspring...
Very truth & may also be applied to all evil creatures that serve Morgoth & much later Sauron, just living creatures that went wrong not machines. That Tolkiens used the word device don't mean they are robots. Just that Morgoth used them for his own will, by corrupting their mind & heart inspiring them distrust & hate through lies.
Is this Alternate Playable Character Disorder? :
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