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Nodens is a deity referred to in The Strange High House in the Mist and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. He is the lord and master of the night-gaunts, a race of strange flying creatures.


From wikipedia: The name Nodens probably derives from a Celtic stem *noudont- or *noudent-, which J. R. R. Tolkien suggested was related to a Germanic root meaning "acquire, have the use of", earlier "to catch, entrap (as a hunter)". Making the connection with Nuada and Lludd's hand, he detected "an echo of the ancient fame of the magic hand of Nodens the Catcher".

The name "nodens" translates from Latin as "no teeth."