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Sandworm may refer to:

Living animals[edit]


Fictional animals[edit]

  • Sandworm (Dune), from Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune and its derivative works
  • The Chthonians of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, first mentioned in 1968
  • The Junundu, enormous sandworms inhabiting "the desolation" in Guild Wars Nightfall
  • Purple worm, a fictional monster from the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, first introduced in the games 1974 original set
  • Sandworms, common threats native to the fictional desert planet Motavia in Sega's original Phantasy Star series of roleplaying video games, originating in 1987
  • Sandworms, creatures featured in the 1988 film Beetlejuice and more heavily in its spin-off TV series
  • The Graboids of the Tremors franchise, first introduced in 1990
  • The Sand Burrowers featured in the video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, giant carnivorous worms that live under the sands of the planet Blenjeel


Sandworm is an environmental art installation in the Wenduine Beach, Belgium created for the Beaufort Triennial of Contemporary Art.