I understand that Smeagol was a Hobbit-like creature at least and always thought the "river-folk" were distantly related beings (similar to say, the Hyena and the Dog, but not actually exactly the ...
I don't recall any of the characters in LotR or The Hobbit calling Sméagol Gollum to his face. It seems to be more of a private epithet. Is this correct? Does Gollum know that others call him Gollum?
Did the One Ring "choose" Sméagol over Déagol while they fought over it? Did it intentionally seduce Sméagol perhaps because he was less innocent than Déagol?
It says in the fellowship of the ring that Sauron learned that the One Ring was still in existence, partially from Gollum. Gandalf says during his explanation to Frodo that "he believed the one had ...
Is it as simple as "he didn't know what to do with it"?
We know that both Frodo and Bilbo turned 100% fully invisible when wearing The One Ring, their clothes included (as seen in Bilbo's disappearing trick at his farewell party, and Frodo's disappearance ...
Gollum first appears in the Hobbit, as a pitiful creature from whom Bilbo 'steals' the ring. From what I remember, there is no mention of his hobbithood. He's just a unique creature Bilbo finds. ...
When talking to himself or talking to other people, Gollum likes to address himself as "we," e.g.: "we likes you". There is only one Gollum, so why does Gollum talk as if there are many Gollums? And ...