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This is a list of articles related to J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.



What follows is a brief and inevitably incomplete listing of characters from Tolkien's work who lived in Middle-earth, divided into First Age, Second Age, and Third Age. Note that characters are sorted according to several groups, and may appear multiple times. For a full list of characters see: List of characters.

First Age

House of Finwë

Sons of Fëanor

House of Fingolfin

House of Finarfin

House of Elwë and Olwë

House of Bëor

House of Marach

Descendants of Lúthien and Beren

Descendants of Idril and Tuor

Haladin of Brethil


For a list of the Valar, see that article.

Second Age

Kings of Númenor: see Kings of Númenor

Sauron, a.k.a. Annatar

Ringwraiths or Nazgûl

Third Age

Thorin and Company

(13 dwarves, 1 hobbit, and 1 wizard)

The Fellowship of the Ring

(4 hobbits, 2 Men, 1 wizard, 1 elf, and 1 dwarf

Kings of Gondor: see Kings of Gondor

Kings of Arnor: see Kings of Arnor

Kings of Arthedain: see Kings of Arthedain

Chiefs of the Rangers of Arnor: see Chieftains of the Dúnedain

Stewards of Gondor: see Stewards of Gondor

Kings of Rohan: see Kings of Rohan

Wizards or Istari:

Dwarves of Durin's folk: see Durin's folk

Other characters


Historical periods

A more detailed list can be found at Ages of Middle-earth.

  1. Years of the Lamps
  2. Years of the Trees
  3. Years of the Sun
  4. Ages of the Children of Iluvatar
    1. First Age
    2. Second Age
    3. Third Age
    4. Fourth Age


The stories takes mostly place in Beleriand, Eriador, and Rhovanion, but there are many other places in Middle-earth.

See also Aman, Númenor for places outside Middle-earth.

Nations and large regions

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:

See also Regions of Gondor, Realms of Arda.

Natural features

Middle-earth was carefully designed by Tolkien, and contains many natural features such as rivers, mountains, and seas.

Large waters

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:

Mountains and Hills

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:


First Age only:

See also the Seven rivers of Ossiriand

Present after the First Age:

See also Rivers of Gondor

For a full list of rivers, see: List of Middle-earth rivers.

Cities, fortresses and other populated places

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:

See also Cities of Gondor


Major languages






See: Timeline of Arda.

For a list of Middle-earth related articles by name, see: List of Middle-earth articles.

J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth Legendarium
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