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About This Quiz
While many fantastic creatures can trace their roots to folklore; things like leprechauns or fairies come from ancient Celtic lore and so forth, the concept of the orc may not be as old as you think. They're not creatures of myth and legend, they're creatures of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien created the orcish race and the name "orc" for his "Lord of the Rings" books, and the idea really took off from there. Orcs pervade fantasy literature and film--there's a Netflix movie starring Will Smith called "Bright" about orcs and humans living in the modern world, and of course who could forget the World of Warcraft, the most epic MMORPG game of all time, that sets humans and their alliance against the Orcish Horde.
Prior to Tolkien "orc" was an Old English term that meant demon or ogre or something along those lines. But the concept we have today of the brutish, tusked, green-skinned monster is all Tolkien with a strong assist from Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons. That they're so popular just proves that the concept is a really appealing one. So appealing, in fact, you may as well give in and join the horde yourself. But to do so you need a proper Orcish name. So take the quiz and discover yours!
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