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.
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.
Created by Celebrimbor in the Second Age, along with Nenya and Vilya, after Annatar (Sauron) left Eregion, Narya was free of Annatar's influence, having been crafted only by Celebrimbor himself and later hidden from Annatar's grasp, but still bound to the One Ring. According to the Unfinished Tales, at the start of the War of the Elves 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.
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- ↑ The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"