S is for Smaug #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

S is for Smaug, the dragon from J.R.R.Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. He serves as the main antagonist and his treasure is the goal of the quest.

He is massive, powerful, and fearsome. He has large wings that allow him to fly. He also can breathe streams of hot flame and vapors though his mouth and nostrils. He is referred to as the last great dragon of Middle-earth.

He was drawn to the wealth amassed by the dwarves. Killing both dwarves and men, he captured Lonely Mountain and hoarded his treasure for nearly two centuries. Bilbo Baggins and his fellow adventurers awaken the dragon when they sneak into his lair to claim the treasurer. Smaug has a sharp mind and great memory of his treasure, immediately registering the theft of a single cup after Bilbo steals it. Defensively, Smaug’s reddish-gold scales rendered him impervious to nearly all weapons, but his underbelly was relatively soft and vulnerable. He is slain by an arrow shot by Bard the Bowman. His death marked the end of the great dragons in Middle Earth.

If you missed my other AtoZ Challenge posts::

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

O is for Orm Ember

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen of Dragons

R is for Ruth

4 thoughts on “S is for Smaug #AtoZChallenge

  1. Smaug is the classic evil dragon!
    S is for Sentience

  2. timsbrannan says:

    Smaug was always one of the best dragons. Loved the Hobbitt when I first discovered it over 40 years ago.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side | A to Z of Conspiracy Theories

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