[Originally posted on April 5th, 2015]
In the depths of the mythology, there is a dog named Huan. This dog was well above average sized, large enough to comfortably ride, and, fortunately, was an ally to the foes of Morgoth. He aided Beren and Luthien in obtaining the Silmaril and fought the great wolf Carcaroth, guardian of Angband. He was mortally wounded in the fight. During his life, he was granted the ability to speak three times, all during his mission with Beren.