Questions about magical seeing stones called "palantíri" from Tokien's "Lord of the Rings" books

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Did the stewards of Gondor have the right to use the Palantiri?

Denethor was trapped by Sauron while using the Palantir. Denethor effectively went insane after realizing just how powerful Sauron was and that there was no hope to ever stop him. This did not happen ...
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Stone names like Palantir [closed]

I am looking for names of "seeing stones". Do you know other names like the Palantir? Names may come from different realms and don't need to be specifically from LOTR.
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Why did they take a Palantir with them when they left on the last ship going west to the Undying Lands?

First, to explain some backstory of the Palantiri. The Palantíri were made by the Ñoldor in Eldamar, possibly by Fëanor himself in Aman during the Elder Days in the Time of the Trees, and then given ...
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Why Did Sauron Believe Pippin Had the One Ring?

When Pippin looked into the Palantir of Orthanc, why did Sauron believe Pippen was the ring bearer? I'm just a couple of chapters into The Return of the King, and it isn't clear to me from the movie, ...
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Do the Palantíri Have Powers to Lure?

Do the Palantíri have powers to lure? [The Palantíri ], in one direction, could see for leagues, with the farthest places showing the least clarity. Their vision was not based on obstacles, but on ...