Questions tagged [the-lord-of-the-rings]

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What has appeared in Rings of Power S1 that is outside Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but still in Tolkien's writings?

While people are quite, and even singularly, focused on things that appear in The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power that aren't in Tolkien's writings anywhere, what I find interesting are things that ...
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Why does Glorfindel have a saddle?

In FotR I, ch. XII, Glorfindel mentions his saddle: 'You shall ride my horse,' said Glorfindel. 'I will shorten the stirrups up to the saddle-skins, and you must sit as tight as you can. Later in ...
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Was The Lord of the Rings an inspiration for the Regular Show Christmas Special?

In Regular Show's fourth season, a Christmas special premiered, appropriately titled "The Christmas Special." In it, the park employees are tasked by Santa, a bearded, immortal, magic being, ...
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What exactly was the plan that drove the bulk of the Southlands subplot?

By the end of the first season of The Rings of Power, we learn that So...whose plan was this, and what exactly was the plan? For example... Or, And given that
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How did Sauron withstand the seven-year siege of Barad-dûr?

We all know that the Siege of Barad-dûr, a key event of the War of the Last Alliance, lasted seven years (S.A. 3434-3441). During that period of time the Last Alliance of Elves and Men kept the bulk ...
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How much does one of Saruman's wargs weigh?

In a memorable battle scene in Peter Jackson's Two Towers film, Gimli finds himself underneath a dead warg and has to heave the carcass off. Whether in film or book canon, is there any information to ...
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What is the Tengwar transliteration of this Gandalf quote fom the Lord of the Rings

I searched the web for someone to trust to make a transliteration in Tengwar and no one that I have asked has gotten back to me, so here I am. I want to make a tattoo in Tengwar (preferably the italic/...
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In what ways does the One Ring affect the wearer?

The key quote from Tolkien that answers this is contained in Letter 246, with my added emphasis: It was part of the essential deceit of the Ring to fill minds with imaginations of supreme power. ...
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