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The Children of Húrin. Witch-king of Angmar. Noldor. Sindar. The Sindar were happy in Middle-earth, but once the desire for the Sea was aroused in them, they could not be content until they sailed to Eldamar.


Although less learned and powerful than the Calaquendi and less interested in crafts than the Noldor, they were extremely gifted in music, and their voices were very fair. Other Teleri also stayed behind: these were the friends of Ossë the Maia, who had fallen in love with the shores of Middle-earth, and did not wish to depart. Their leader was Círdan, and they established cities at Eglarest and Brithombar. Quenya. "Valinorean" redirects here.


For the language of the Valar, see Valarin. Tolkien began devising the language at around 1910 and re-structured the grammar several times until Quenya reached its final state. The vocabulary remained relatively stable throughout the creation process. Also the name of the language was repeatedly changed by Tolkien from Elfin and Qenya to the eventual Quenya. The Finnish language had been a major source of inspiration, but Tolkien was also familiar with Latin, Greek and ancient Germanic languages when he began constructing Quenya. Elrond. Esgaroth. A drawing of Esgaroth Esgaroth appears to be a city-state, always independent of Dale, and a republic with no king (the only real republic shown in Middle-earth).


Dúnedain. History[edit] Sauron's spirit fled from Númenor to Middle-earth, and he again raised mighty armies to challenge the new Dúnedain kingdoms, Gondor and Arnor.


Númenor. Minor places in Middle-earth. The stories of J.

Minor places in Middle-earth

R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium contain references to numerous places. Some of these places are described below. A[edit] Aldburg All-welcome Inn. Minas Tirith. Description[edit]

Minas Tirith

Dwarf (Middle-earth) They appear in his books The Hobbit (1937), The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), and the posthumously published The Silmarillion (1977), Unfinished Tales (1980), and The History of Middle-earth series (1983–96), the last three edited by his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien.

Dwarf (Middle-earth)

The representation of Dwarves as evil changed dramatically with The Hobbit. Here the Dwarves became occasionally comedic and bumbling, but largely seen as honorable, serious-minded, but still portraying some negative characteristics such as being gold-hungry, extremely proud and occasionally officious. Tolkien also elaborated on Jewish influence on his Dwarves in a letter: "I do think of the 'Dwarves' like Jews: at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the languages of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue. The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion /sɪlməˈrɪlɨən/ is a collection of J.

The Silmarillion

R. R. Tolkien's mythopoeic works, edited and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien, in 1977, with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay,[1] who later became a noted fantasy writer. Durin's folk. In the Third Age, after being driven out of Moria by the Balrog Durin's Bane, most of Durin's Folk fled north and established cities in Erebor and the Ered Mithrin.

Durin's folk

Both the Ered Mithrin and Erebor were later occupied by Dragons, and they then became a wandering folk in exile. Most of them settled in the Iron Hills, while others under Thráin II wandered west, till they came to the Ered Luin and settled there. Finally, the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor was restored when Dáin II, Lord of the Iron Hills, became King of Erebor in T.A. 2941 after Smaug's death.

Durin I was succeeded by many generations of kings, among whom[1] appeared six others also named Durin. These six were believed by the Dwarves to be reincarnations (or even reanimations) of Durin I, with memories of his earlier lives.[2] Durin VI was killed by Durin's Bane in 1980 of the Third Age. Thorin Oakenshield. Characteristics[edit] Thorin is described as haughty, stern and officious.

Thorin Oakenshield

He has a talent for singing and playing the harp, wears a gold chain, and has a very long beard. He wears a distinctive sky blue hood with a long silver tassel. He refers to his home in the Blue Mountains as "poor lodgings in exile". He is a capable and a cunning warrior, if not a particularly inspiring or clever leader. Appearances[edit] Silmaril. Appearance[edit] The Silmarils are not mere jewels which shine with a great light. The three Silmarils are in some sense both alive and sacred.

[citation needed] How Fëanor, admittedly the greatest of the Noldor, was able to create these objects is not fully explained. Arda (Middle-earth) Timeline of Arda. This article includes several chronologies relating to J. Vala (Middle-earth) Ainur (Middle-earth) Middle-earth cosmology. This is an overview of . Each entry is followed by any alternative names, any roughly corresponding primary world name in parentheses, and a brief description. A question mark after the primary world name indicates that the identification may be partially speculative or disputed.

Akallabêth. Tolkien research. Tolkien studies redirects here. Tolkien's legendarium.