Hello, editors and anonymous viewers! This blog is an announcement.
As maybe fifty percent of you know, the only other large encyclopedic website that pertains specifically to the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien and all its adaptations, like this Wiki, and other than this Wiki, is Tolkien Gateway . I am announcing that throughout all of the Lord of the Rings Wiki's articles, external links that lead to Tolkien Gateway, found at the bottom of most pages, are finally undergoing their era of removal. (This endeavor is being carried out by myself and recent joinee Arresto Momentum.)
Why? Here's an analogy. It would be silly and somewhat contrary to common sense for Bing, in the context of a Bing search, to refer the searcher to Google's search resu…
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Did your community participate in our Battle of the Fantasy Foods last year? Our 4th annual battle is coming up in a few weeks, and we want YOUR favorite fictional foods to participate!
Click here to nominate a food from your community. The top 64 nominations will battle it out in Round One, which launches Monday, July 18.
We'd love to see a new variety of fantasy foods this year, so if your community won a past battle, we encourage you to submit different foods. Only new submissions will be considered, so get creative, and rally your community for votes!
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I've been digging and hunting throughout all my books but I cannot for the life of me find once more the tale that was sung of even if shortly in the Lord of the Rings, I believe in The Fellowship when they came into Lothlorien. A tale I remember so little of so apologies for the very rough edges and scarce detail: From what I remember which I believe is but the end of the tale is a man searching for his love, he builds ship and sails far and wide but is doomed never to reunite with her. I feel I have butchered the Tale and apologies if any who read this cringed, but it's all I've got. If anyone could help me out possibly with a page number and/or chapter I would be most grateful indeed. -SRead more >
Here is an clever, insteresting excerpt out of The Philosophy of Tolkien, the Worldview behind The Lord of the RIngs by Peter J. Kreeft - which I thought all avid readers of TLOTR might like. Enjoy!
Words that are bolded are just parts I thought were the best ;)
" Every story, long or short, has five dimensions. They are usually called its 1) plot, 2) characters, 3) setting, 4) style, and 5) the theme. We could call them, respectively, the story's (1) work, (2) workers, (3) world, (4) words, and (5) wisdom. "Philosophy" means "the love of wisdom". So a story's philosophy is one of its five basic dimensions.
Which "dimension" sold The Lord of the Rings? All five. To be great, a work of art must be great in not just one dimension b…
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I've always been intrigued by the songs Tolkien came up with for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy and often wondered what they would sound like if they were sung aloud. It doesn't seem he would be that musically endowed to be able to come up with unique melodies for each song so it wouldn't surprise me if he never had tunes in mind when writing these songs.
Although I am happy that Peter Jackson had some songs adapted, there's still plenty of songs in the books that have yet to receive musical adaptations. That said, I've gone on a quest to seek out musical renditions of his songs and so far I haven't turned up much. I'll update this blog when I find more as I'm sure the fanbase is far from finished in trying to render these son…Read more >
Hello, im Garycrafterman.
Ive been playing the LOTR mod for a while now and ive used this wiki alot, and i would like to propose some ideas about the updates. I was looking through the planned updates and thought that i may be able to assist. I myself would really like to see iconic movie strutures in the bets .26 update. On the planned updates, siege weapons was listed. If the creator of this mod wants to implament it you should probobaly contact the ancient warfare mod creator, that mod includes siege weaponry, gates, and also randomly spawning villages, which with the cutom buildings could be used in different areas of the world, such as rohan or gondor. An update suggestion I have would be with the siege weapons (which can have npc oper…Read more >
For one, we have the supreme evil in the series who is main villain throughout all six films (even though he shared this with Smaug and Azog in The Hobbit), extremely shadowy and menacing, and one of the most evil Dark Lords even more so than Palpatine and Voldemort put together, who is essentially Middle Earth's equivalent to the devil, and is nearly impossible to kill for a number of reasons. If it wasn't for Gollum, he would have won.
For another, we have the most annoying and pointless character, one of the snobbiest and greasiest characters in the series, who wasn't even in the book and was seemingly put there as the Middle Earth equivalent of Jar Jar Binks, only much meaner. Seemingly he got off a karma houdini (unlike his master), un…Read more >
I rewatched The Return Of King.
Now I'm burned out again.Read more >
I watched the three Peter Jackson-produced Hobbit movies and I rewatched the first Peter Jackson-produced Lord Of The Rings movie.
Produced, directed, whatever.Read more >
Page 264 of the Unfinished Tales remarks in passing that "the courage and hardihood required" of Boromir to make his journey from Minas Tirith to Rivendell "ws not fully recognized in the narrative". Boromir himself remarks (page 239 FotR) that it took 110 days and that it covered (page 365) 1200 miles. Are the following points worth discussion:
1. It seems odd that the heir to the Stewardship would leave without a riding horse, a pack animal or an escort. There is no mention that he has a bow and arrows (hence no hunting), a spear or any other weapons besides a sword and shield.
2. It is hard to imagine that he would have to walk 400 miles to Edoras without being detected by the Rohirrim. They do loan him a horse at some point. Presumably, …Read more >
Where does it say that Aragorn conquered it in the fourth age?Read more >
I finished reading The Lost Road And Other Writings.
I'm going to have to take a break from reading Tolkien for a while. Honestly, I'm just plain burned out on his works right now.
I think I'm going to take a break from reading fantasy in general for a while.Read more >
I'm almost through reading The Lost Road And Other Writings.
The multiple different conceptions of Tolkienian Elves and Tolkienian Elvish languages in the The History Of Middle-Earth series has been very confusing to me. I was especially confused about the references to Gnomes and Gnomish at first.Read more >
I'm currently reading the The History Of Middle-Earth series. Specifically, I'm on The Lost Road And Other Writings right now.
I've read The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord Of The Rings, but I plan to reread them after I've read the The History Of Middle-Earth series. I'll see those books from a totally different perspective.Read more >
okay , i have a question , why did frodo get bitten by shelob even thgouh he was wearing his dwarf-made coat of mithrilmail ?? dont you think that the spiders fangs was able to bite him and the mithril coat didnt block it ???Read more >
What do you think Tom Bombadil is? I personally believe that he is Orome for is it not said, "That he still comes among the peoples of Middle-Earth yet he is rarely seen by men today".Read more >
I just have a question: What would you have done if you were Feanor, your father had just died, your prized possessions had been usurped, and the light of your kingdom had dissappeared? What would you have done?Read more >
You may or may not have known about this, but Sir Christopher Lee, the actor who played Saruman and many others, has died this sunday, in his hospital bed. He lived a long life, and did many awesome things. He will be remembered.
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Hi guys, i just this simple question : Are you sure that gandalf is one of the Maia ?
One of my friend read the books and saif there is nowhere noted that he's one of the Maia. Can someone give me a proof ( in the book or somewhere) that he is a maia ? :x
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Though I understand the criticisms, I think the version of "Differences" I read was useful, and the re-write suggestions were mainly about form. I think that there are some general principles that exist in the books that are distorted or abandoned in the film, to the detriment of the latter.
1. Deliberation. The longest chapter in the book is The Council of Elrond. Those who have arrived at Rivendell seemingly by chance go over all of the facts that are known of the Ring. At the end, after Frodo says he will take the Ring, Elrond says, "If I understand aright all that I have heard . . . ." In other words, it's not a light decision, or one he had thought all along. It was arrived at by carefully analyzing all the facts.
The other big delib…Read more >
Hello. Does anyone here play minecraft if so, lets start an LOTR adventure map.Read more >
Hey guys, is it true that there will be a tv series of The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth?Read more >
Hello all, I am fairly new on this wiki and would like to invite you to my Middle Earth RolePlay wiki, the link is below
If you need an example to go off of, please visit my other RPG:
This is no ordinary role play, mind you, so make sure to read the instructions.Read more >
The "Did Balrogs have wings?" debate has reached legendary (and to outsiders often comical) proportions. The books are ambiguous on the matter, but the movies follow the interpretation that they did have "wings of shadow". Could they fly? Did they even need wings to fly? Could they have had skeletal wings yet still be flightless?
Discussion has occurred as to whether the Balrogs had wings. Nothing has been decided conclusively, although the Balrog in the Peter Jackson film version of The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) was clearly winged, and did not fly.The debate mainly comes from The Bridge of Khazad-dûm, a chapter in The Fellowship of the Ring. There are two references in this chapter.
- "His enemy halt…
Which one do you like the most?Read more >
Some said the Balrog is immune to physical damage but others said one got killed with it.Read more >
What is YT? Can you explain the other ages like FA and etc. What are the meaning of those nicknames?
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Are the silmarills and the three rings of the elves the same?Read more >
Who lived in the Lands of the Sun/New Lands was it men? Ogres? Wild Beasts? They're there, so someone should live there.Read more >
Why should a black arrow be used to kill Smaug? What about shooting Smaug at the weak spot with a normal arrow & why not use normal arrow to kill Smaug(by hitting his weak spot)?Read more >
If Sauron and Voldemort were in a fight, who would be victorious?
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My Opinion: Sauron would slay Voldemort because he is a more powerful being. Voldemort's spells probably wouldn't work on Sauron because he's immortal. Besides, Sauron has the One Ring which, as seen in the FotR prologue, gives him supernatural strength so that he can send dozens of soldiers flying with a swing of his mace. Also, in the Hobbit as well as LotR, he is very good at controlling fire and using dark sorcery. Even though Voldemort can use cool spells, he is no match for the Dark Lord Sauron.
Wow Peter Jackson is going to film The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth as a 10-season TV series! Tolkien Estate had provided him the copyright license. That's fabulous! But only one thing, is please Mr.Jackson, do not amend so many parts like The Hobbit! And hope it's not a hoax!Read more >
Hey guys, can I get your attention? Do you think, the darkness will come again to the middle-earth or the undying lands and there will be a new Dark lord? If there is a new dark lord, who would it be??? Is it possible that Gandalf will become a valar if he will become more powerful? What happen to the two blue wizards? Are they inform that the dark lord is dead and the world is safe again?
If you will answer these questions, Thank you very much!Read more >
Each year a Tolkien languages conference is held somewhere in the world. It's called Omentielva. This year's one is from 6 - 9 August at the Greisinger Museum in Jenins, Switzerland.
Anyone can register as a non-attending participant for 25 Euros, which entitles you to a copy of the published proceedings.
To attend the conference, pay 180 Euros.
- Conference registration
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Hello can i get some answers to my questions?If that is no problem tnx.
1.Who rule Erebor,Iron Hills.Blue Mountins,Gliitering Caves,Helms Deep,Orocarni,Grey Mountin?
2.Dragons still alives?
3.What is hapeneed with all hobits?
4.what is hapened with Vampires and Werewolfs?
5.Can Valar be killed?
6.how is Ancalagon killed when he are largest dragon in history?
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After 5 days of hard work, with - Darkchylde’s help and DarkLantern, HiddenVale’s encouragement. The pages are finally done. Although improvements are still required, I wanna to thank the 3 users above.Read more >
I am now planning to create The Lord of the Rings Soundtracks pages. Hope it will go smooth too.
1.Which race would take it?
2.What would it be?
3.IF you chose king where you create kingdom?
a)In a hole in the ground
b)Under Mountin(like Erebor or Minas Trith)
c)Deep undergound in a stronghold
d)A place in-tune with the wildlife
4.What would be trained soldier?
5.With Which kingdom/people you will create alliance?
b)Orc…Read more >
Hello can I get answers to my question?If that is no problem tnx.
1.Who rule in Erebor,Iron Hils,Blue mountains,Glittering Caves,Helms Deep,Orocarni,Grey Mountin?
2.Is Durin VII still alive,and did he have son?
3.Orcs/trols/gobling where they rule in four age?
4.What is hapened with Hobit?Allive or dead?
5.I think Orcs/goblins/trols dont have "women"?if no how thay born?
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As of now, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is still in theaters, but if you're like me, you knew you wanted your own copy even when you were buying tickets. Well, we're in luck! Here is some information that will help us continue our quest of owning the complete Hobbit film trilogy - in crisp, clear full HD, as it was meant to be seen - as well as what we can expect from the extras!
THE GOOD NEWS: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the DVD / Blu-ray / Digital HD will be available on March 24th! :)
THE BAD NEWS: It's not March 24th yet! :P
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 2-Disc DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- Recruiting the Five Ar…
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Hey, I'm FrostBite, but you guys can call me frost! I am a Mirkwood elf, that can turn into a wolf, freeze anything, and i can fly. I'm also totally in love with Legolas Greenleaf, son of Thranduil!!! I hope most of you get to know me and like me!!
A tribute to me and Legolas!!!!! Cx --------------------------l
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Heys my fellow Bibliophiles! ...Okay, I'm not so great the 'reading all the things' but my friend James is.
He... well... Basically he just never stops. Anyway, he keeps a vlog for Felecia Day's Geek and Sundry where he suggests books based on things you already know and love!
He's done a Vlog specifically about Goblins in celebration of The Hobbit! (plus steampunk and an author interview!)
Radtastic, right?! He likes attention so, y'know, give 'm some. ...and Read This!Read more >
Admit it. You’ve probably fantasized before about being able to scare off your enemies with a powerful wizard's staff or by having your own horn of Gondor! We’re making a list of the top 21 ways to save the day if you find yourself in a sticky situation so, tell us, what’s your go-to move from your favorite movie, comic, TV show, or book?
Click on this link to share what you would do in the comments -- and bonus points for clever GIFs! And make sure you check back to see if your submission made the final cut!Read more >
Clearly, (at least in the movies and video games), Fell beasts were powerful creatures and were deadly offensive predators, especially with the Nazgûl on them. They could choose either to bite their prey (less attacking radius but increased damage) or swoop down on them (larger attacking radius), scattering enemies apart or outright crushing them. If a Fell beast snatched a soldier, they could easily fly high into the air and drop their hapless victim to his death far below. Fell beasts were feared for their ferocity and speed, and were known as the fastest creatures in Middle-Earth since Smaug, the last great Fire-Drake.
Being a fully-grown dragon, Smaug was both massive and powerful, possessing physical strength great en…
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So before I get started on this wiki I need to tell you I see a lot of things wrong with this wiki a lot of things that should be improved or changed. Many articles talk about things that a seperate (movie potrayal vs book potrayal) through one another like they are the same thing. Also a lot of information is missing regarding the history of middle earth series and finally a lot of templates are unclear or far to white to stick out as templates.Read more >
Was Túrin blind?
"....[Turin : ] What a sweet grace of fortune! Brown as a berry she was, small and slim as an elf-child, none could mistake her" Then Mablung was amazed, and he said "But some mistake is here! Not such was your sister. She was tall and her eyes were blue, her hair fine gold. The very likeness in woman’s form of Hurin her father. You cannot have seen her!"
"Can I not, Can i not, Mablung?" he cried "But why no? For see, I am blind! Did you not know? Blind! Blind! Groping since childhood in a dark mist of Morgoth!"
Was that pararaph proof? Or was he perhaps being metaphoric? Or maybe he was describing Lalaith being unaware of Nienor? I can hardly believe he was able to fight so many Orcs and slay Glaurung while not a…
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Sorry after being away for 4 years, if you want to know what happened, read my recently updated bio on my profile. Hope you guys understand and have a great day to you all! :)
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Has Smaug himself also ever intruded any type of location before?Read more >