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Besides Galadriel and Glorfindel, were any of the elves in living in Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age born in Aman?

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Which are the Two Towers in The Lord of the Rings?

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How did Gollum follow the Fellowship through Lothlórien without being caught?

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Who was the leader of Uruk-Hai in the Battle of Helm's Deep?

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Did Tolkien ever discuss the inconsistent number of recorded Human and Elven relationships

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How can the bear-man refer to a "Jack-in-the-box" in The Hobbit?

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The use of the word "guns" in The Hobbit

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Did Tolkien actually use asterisms in the Lord of the Rings?

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Who was the elf fighting a balrog over a tree on top of a mountain over Khazad-dum?

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Did the "Wild Men" actually help in the great battle in The Return of the King?

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Did the ringwraiths develop a better sense of smell and if so, why?

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Why was Sméagol affected by the ring so fast, while both Frodo and Sam could handle it without immediately trying to choke each other?

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Were the spiders in Mirkwood and also the Eagles rational beings?

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Why is Sauron's name similar to the Greek/Latin word for "lizard"?

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