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Narya
Narya
Background Information
Other Names
Manufacturer Celebrimbor
Made Gold

Flame

Usage Control the Power of Fire
Owners Celebrimbor

Gil-Galad
Cirdan
Gandalf

Appearances
Books The Silmarillion

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Return of the King

Films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Narya (i.e. the "Ring of Fire" or Red Ring) is one of the three Rings of Power that were made originally for the Elves.

DescriptionEdit

It is described as having the power to inspire others to resist tyranny, domination and despair, as well as having the power (in common with the other Three Rings) to hide the wielder from remote observation (except by the wielder of the One) and giving resistance to the weariness of time. It is also thought to have magical properties.

HistoryEdit

Second AgeEdit

Created by Celebrimbor in the Second Age, along with Nenya and Vilya, after Sauron disguised as the mysterious Annatar left Eregion, Narya was free of his influence, having been crafted only by Celebrimbor himself and later hidden from Annatar's grasp, but was still bound to the One Ring. According to the Unfinished Tales, at the start of the War of the Elves and Sauron, Celebrimbor gave Narya together with the Ring Vilya to Gil-galad, High King of the Ñoldor. Gil-galad entrusted Narya to his lieutenant Círdan, Lord of the Havens of Mithlond, who kept it after Gil-galad's death.

Third AgeEdit

Gandalf with Narya

Gandalf wearing Narya in The Return of the King

Upon the arrival of Gandalf in Middle-earth on TA 1000, Círdan, knowing Gandalf's true nature and duty, gave him Narya to aid him in his labours.[1]

None save Elrond, Galadriel and Cirdan knew that Gandalf bore it through the Third Age. It is unknown how or where Gandalf used it, but during the siege of Minas Tirith he inspires hope and courage in men wherever he passes. This may be one example of Narya's influence. It is unknown if the ring enhanced Gandalf's power over fire. Elrond firmly stated that while the Three Rings are not idle they were not made as weapons of war. They were made to preserve and heal. The ring was revealed on Gandalf's finger at the Grey Havens, where he bore it back to the Undying Lands and presumably kept it.

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogyEdit

In The Hobbit Extended Edition, specifically in the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, an additional scene includes Gandalf being questioned about Narya at Dol Guldur. True to the books, Narya itself is invisible, but reveals itself on Gandalf's hand when questioned.

Narya is also visible on Gandalf's hand at the end of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King during the Grey Havens scene.

EtymologyEdit

In Quenya, Narya means "Fiery red", from narwa ("fiery red").[2]

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኛርያ
Armenian Նարյա
Belarusian Нарыа
Bosnian Narja
Bulgarian Нария
Chinese ? 納亞
Dari ناریا
Georgian ნარია
Greek Ναρυα
Gujarati ણર્ય​
Hebrew נאריא
Hindi णर्य​ ?
Japanese ナルヤ
Kazakh Наря
Kurdish ناریا
Kyrgyz Наря
Macedonian Нарија
Mongolian Нарыа
Nepali णर्य​
Pashto ناریا
Persian ناریا
Russian Нарья
Sanskrit णर्य​
Serbian Нариа (Cyrillic) Naria (Latinised)
Siamese (Thai) นาร์ยา
Sinhala ණර්‍ය​
Slovenian Nenja
Syriac ܢܐܪܝܐ
Tamil ணர்ய​
Telugu ణర్య​
Tibetan ནརྱ
Tigrinya ኛርያ
Turkish Narya
Ukrainian Нариа
Urdu ںاریا
Uyghur ناريا
Uzbek Наря (Cyrillic) Narya (Latinised)
Yiddish נאַריאַ

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"

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