Over the years I have been thinking on how the fellowship could have done it better and I don't mean using the eagles. I have heard various arguments about why that wouldn't work. Namely, it would give up stealth and the so-called eagles are actually fairly high up on the middle earth hierarchy of beings so the ring is more dangerous in their hands. To avoid making to many assumptions. I will make only these two.
1. Middle Earth has at least a medieval level of technology
2. Hobbits are among the safest (if not the safest) carriers of the ring. So they will be our ring bearers.
Even with just these two, there are a number of ways to do it safer:
1. Exchange the ring between bearers periodically. This helps in two ways. First, it splits the ri…Read more >
The following text was initially written as an article against wiki standards, and has been moved here. The text and images are from user Roac's Wife.
A little while ago I was commissioned to make a number of maps of Arda for an upcoming Atlas of Tolkien.
The maps were to cover all of Arda, from the beginning of time within Tolkien’s legendarium, to the start of the Fourth Age at the end of The Return of the King. In the end the author and I were very pleased with these maps, and all was good to go – but at the very last moment all of the images but one were pulled from the book, for legal reasons. The author was no less disappointed than I was.
I kept them all secret for a long time, but I think now it’s best to put them up here as nothing m…
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I've never edited this wiki, but I was looking around and I wanted to give you a piece of information that I couldn't find. So, at school, Tolkien had four friends. Further info is on this video: here at the school in which he grew up. With them, he formed a club called the TCBS which stands for:
- Club (and)
These friends would drink tea in the school library and sometimes at the Barrovian store (hence the name) in Birmingham. They would discuss books/literature and this is almost definitely what inspired the 'Fellowship of the Rings'. Another friend he shared was Robert Gilson (son of the head at the time) who died in the war and there is even more about him here
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This is an exposition of the history of Tolkien fandom, not written by me. It was relocated from the article to a blog because of the text's resemblance to a school essay or journalist commentary.
The major divisions of Tolkien Fandom can best be explained in a chronological context.
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) was published in 1954 and The Hobbit prelude in 1937, and bootleg paperbacks eventually found their way into colleges in the U.S.A. in the 1960s. The "hippie" following latched onto the book, but a great many did so for possibly misguided reasons; some openly stated that they felt the Dark Lord Sauron represented the United States military draft during the Vietnam War; an impossibility given the fact that the work was written …
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Good Day to You, Fellow Tolkienite! Today I compiled a list of reasons why The Lord of the Rings is better than Star Wars.
- The Lord of the Rings won 17 Oscars to Star Wars' 7 (The Return of the King alone won 11, including "Best Picture". No Star Wars film has ever won "Best Picture".).
- It is evidenced that fans are more satisfied with LotR and Hobbit films than with Star Wars films, as The Lord of the Rings has a higher average of IMDb ratings than Star Wars (you can calculate for yourself, if you wish at here: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?groups=top_250&sort=user_rating. I also used two lists of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit films respectively, although the Star Wars list was missing Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.).
The Refuge of Helm's Deep is the beautiful piece Howard Shore created for that part in The Two Towers (movie) when the aftermath of the battle with Saruman's wargriders is observed. It is an amazing piece, as is all of the music from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. ;)
"ℌ𝔦𝔰 𝔏𝔬𝔳𝔢 𝔑𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔉𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔰!" (𝙻𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝙼𝚎 𝙰 𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚎) 21:13, June 30, 2018 (UTC) Read more >
Mae Govannen, Dia Duit, and Grace to you and Peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! Below is a poll of two of fantasy's greatest INFPs according to the MBTI: Lucy Pevensie from C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and Frodo Baggins of The Lord of the Rings! Which INFP character do you like better?Read more >
I don't know if it's possible to move the address of a Wikia wiki, but, if possible, I think this wiki's address needs to be moved to tlotr.wikia.com, for what I think is an obvious reason.Read more >
Hello, Fellow Tolkienians! I have this free program called GIMP 2.10, which has many of the features of Adobe Photoshop. Anyway, I've looked for a tutorial on making LOTR style text, to no avail. Does anyone know a good tutorial on that subject?
His Love Never Fails! Namárië! - J.S. Clingman (My User Talk) from 𝕸𝖞 𝕷𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖑𝖊 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖊 𝖎𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕲𝖗𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉. 19:31, June 2, 2018 (UTC)Read more >
Here is a blog post I wrote on the role of magic in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. It is a bit ancient, I must admit; however, here it is, and please tell me your thoughts on it. - J.S. Clingman (talk)
"As a gigantic Tolkien fan and a Christian, I was inevitably confronted by the issue of magic in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, which have been rendered as motion pictures ever since the early 2000s, and ever since have been some of the most famous and highest-grossing films in the world.
Some Christians wonder whether the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit are fit for the viewing of one who adheres to Christianity on account of the “magic” that is used by Wizards (Istari), powerful Elves, and the like; for it is well known that the Bible i…Read more >
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I have just started reading LOTR and I remembered this song I found on youtube a while back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneEVrWHzTERead more >
Hey guys! I want to share a video for the Wiki and for all Tolkien fandom!
Suscribe to my channel if you want me to make tolkien creatures roarsRead more >
Hey Guys, Have You Ever Wondered If There Are Other Wraith Lords Like Celebrimbor? It's Totally Plausible. Tell me what you think?Read more >
Hi, everyone. My name is Lexi, and this is my first blog post. I love LOTR and the Hobbit, well, obviously, if I'm on this page. My favorite characters are Legolas and Eowyn, because they're just plain awesome! I own extended editions of all the movies, and watch them whenever I can. I also have read the hobbit several times since I was 11, although it sucks that Legolas and Tauriel aren't in the book. I am currently listening to the LOTR audiobook, since the book is just so dang hard to read! I am writing a fanfic about a made-of character of mine, Legoriel, Legolas's sister, but I don't know if I'll finish it. FYI, I'll probably change her name before I'm done. I'll be inserting a lot of LOTR pics on this blog, some cool wallpapers, and …Read more >
so i've been looking for this specific cover (artwork letters and all) to no prevail. I have found other covers with the same artwork by the letters aren't golden and the title is presented ugly. So I'm wondering if one of you guys can link me to somewhere to where i can buy this EXACT copy. Thank you!
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I suspect that in the movie Smaug doesn't have fire in him, but rather the fire starts in his mouth and the fuel is inside him.Read more >
I think that if Smaug had four legs and 2 wings he could probably fold them in a manner similar to a bird.Read more >
I found that on the Sauron wiki page it says that Celebrindor was the elvish forgemaster that help Sauron make the rings of power. It is clearly a mistake where they meant to put Celebrimbor but I am unable to edit it because the page is protected. Can anyone help? Im new :pRead more >
So I'm just looking back at my work on here, well with my blogs that I posted that were non-canon and such. With that said, I did remember a while back I would possibly move them to the Fanon Wiki, but now that I look back at them... should I really move them to the Fanon wiki? I mean I'm not saying I ain't proud of them or anything, but I dunno. It'd be really interesting to see what you guys have to say, but if majority do agree on relocating all of my non-canon works onto the Fanon wiki, then I'll do my best to do so.
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I need to reread The Silmarillion.
I feel like I didn't understand it very well when I read it.
I didn't understand the various subgroups of Elves very well.Read more >
The website http://www.amagpiesnest.com is an important source for anyone interested in the elven lyrics that go with the musical score of the movies. However, the site close down in April. May I suggest that you take the content under your wings?
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Sauron is the main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings. He is also the main antagonist in Return of the King, with Gollum as the secondary antagonist and the Witch-King as the tertiary antagonist. However, Saruman is the main antagonist of The Two Towers.
Can anyone inform me who the main antagonist of Fellowship of the Ring is, Sauron or Saruman, to update the wiki? I personally think it is Sauron as the story is more about him and he has a bigger role, like in Return of the King (about his final attack on Middle-earth) and unlike in Two Towers where Saruman has more of a role.
Who is the main antagonist of Fellowship of the Ring, Sauron or Saruman?Read more >
As I see many Tolkien fans on this site, I was thinking whether we would create a Map Game. It works so that at first we post a map and then players in turns make changes and make steps to change the situation. Please do not be overtly implausible.
I guess we should put the Map Game on either Fanon wiki or other fan site as not to "ruin" the encyclopedia look of this site.
- Dol Guldur
- Eryn Lasgalen
- Iron Hills
- Eriadoran Dúnedain+Breeland
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!
WHO WILL YOU NOM-INATE?Read more >
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 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 the trilogy might find interesting.
Emboldenings from me, not the author.
"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 but all, just as a healthy body needs to be h…
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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…
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