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"It is not easy for us to tell the difference between two mortals."
Lindir to Bilbo Baggins[1]

Lindir was an Elf of unknown kindred residing in Rivendell when Frodo met Bilbo there in TA 3018.


Lindir was a listener at one of Bilbo's poetry readings at Rivendell. He may have been a minstrel as implied by his name. After Bilbo finished reciting the Song of Eärendil, Lindir said he could not tell which parts Aragorn wrote and what parts were written by Bilbo, because all mortals seem alike to Elves.[1]

Lindir from The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, The Battle of Carn Dûm Adventure Pack


The word Lindir might be related to the Sindarin term lind ("chant, sing").[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

Lindir as seen in The Lord of the Rings Online

The Lord of the Rings Online

In The Lord of the Rings Online Lindir can be found in the Hall of Fire in Rivendell. He is engaged in a conversation with Bilbo Baggins and the two ask the player to join them in a game of riddles.

The Hobbit film trilogy

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, he is played by actor Bret McKenzie. In the film, he appears as Elrond's right hand. He is also seen greeting Thorin and Company when they arrive in Rivendell. McKenzie himself stated that he believed the two roles of Figwit and Lindir are two separate Elves, due to their different costumes, ears and hairstyles.

Voice dubbing actors

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Czech Marek Libert
French (France) Olivier Chauvel
German Pascal Breuer
Italian (Italy) Massimo Triggiani
Japanese Makoto Yasumura
Polish Leszek Zduń
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Eduardo "Duda" Ribeiro
Spanish (Spain) Carlos Lladó
Spanish (Latin America) Eduardo Garza


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሊንዲር
Arabic ليندير
Armenian Լինդիր
Belarusian Cyrillic Ліндір
Bengali লিন্ডির
Bulgarian Cyrillic Линдир
Burmese ဠိန္ဒိရ္
Chinese (Hong Kong) 林德
Georgian ლინდირი
Greek Λίντιρ
Gujarati લિન્ડિર
Hebrew לינדיר
Hindi ळिन्दिर
Japanese リンディール
Kannada ಲಿಂಡಿರ್
Kazakh Ліндір (Cyrillic) Lindir (Latin)
Korean 린디르
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Линдир
Macedonian Cyrillic Линдир
Marathi ळिन्दिर
Mongolian Cyrillic Линдир
Nepalese लिन्डिर
Pashto لیندیر
Persian لیندیر
Punjabi ਲਿਨ੍ਦਿਰ
Tajik Cyrillic Линдир
Tamil லிந்திர
Telugu లుండిరి
Russian Линдир
Sanskrit ळिन्दिर्
Serbian Линдир (Cyrillic) Lindir (Latin)
Sinhalese ලින්ඩීර්
Thai ลินดิล
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ліндір
Urdu لیندیر
Uzbek Линдир (Cyrillic) Lindir (Latin)
Yiddish לינדיר


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Ch. I: "Many Meetings"
  2. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien