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

For questions about the trilogy of movies or books, 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return of the King'. Always use in conjunction with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag and, for movie questions, the relevant movie tag, e.g. [fellowship-of-the-ring].

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Are there any female dwarves, and if not, how do they reproduce? [duplicate]

In the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, there are many descriptions of dwarves. But there isn't any mention of female dwarves. Are there any in-universe mentions of female dwarves? If ...
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Why is Gollum's memory so selective?

In The Hobbit (the book and the movies), we meet our old friend Gollum again. But there is something strange about him. He doesn't remember what his own people (i.e., hobbits) are called, or even ...
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How many Maiar are there?

Iluvitar made 2 classes of spirit beings to sing the songs of creation. The higher class (more powerful) are the Valar who are 15 in number, the lower class (less powerful) are the Maiar. I can find ...
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What's so special about the name “Elessar”?

In Fellowship of the Ring, when giving Aragorn his gift, Galadriel says something I thought was unusual (emphasis mine): 'This stone I gave to Celebrían my daughter, and she to hers; and now it comes ...
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Why is Smeagol called Gollum? [duplicate]

In the film Smeagol found the ring, went in the mountains and turned into Gollum. At the time when Gollum followed the Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf called him Gollum. Who gave him this name, or why ...
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Are there orcs who were well known before becoming one?

The primary means of creating Orcs (besides breeding if that is even possible) is to capture elves and men and through physical torture, forcefully shape them into one. Are there any named beings who ...
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Is there any procedure to be followed when an half-elf gives up immortality?

I went through the following questions, Why can Arwen decide her mortality?. It explains who can give up immortality. I would like to know if Tolkien had ever mentioned a procedure/ritual that has to ...
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Could Azog possibly have been under Sauron's influence?

In the books, I can't remember what year it was, but Sauron sent orcs and other creatures to Moria, and then a couple hundred years after, Azog declared himself king of Moria. I think it's possible ...
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Was there a trinity in Eru? [duplicate]

Being that Tolkien was a Catholic, I wouldn't be surprised if he made Eru three different people, but I can't think of any references to it. If so, who are the three persons?
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Does Thranduil play any role in the War of the Ring? [duplicate]

Thranduil plays a big role in the events of The Hobbit, but he seems absent from the LOTR. Does he play any part at all in the War of the Ring? I've never read the books so I don't know if anything ...
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Were Elladan and Elrohir twins? [duplicate]

The answers to Were ANY of the Elves in Tolkien twins? include Elladan and Elrohir as twins. Is there any cannon sources backing this up? Wikia is a dreadful source for Tolkien canon, is it stated ...
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Legolas leaving Mirkwood/the Council of Elrond

(In the movies) Legolas says that he cannot return to Mirkwood, but other than Thranduil asking him to look for 'Strider', where does he go, or live? And if he no longer lived in Mirkwood, why would ...
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Who knew of Aragorn's true lineage prior to his revealing?

In the LotR movies, Aragorn did not make his identity as a descendant of the rulers of Gondor and Arnor known to the general public after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, when his actions at the ...
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What happen to Boromir's body?

In the movie the return of the king, Denethor was seen holding Boromir's broken horn. But in Two Towers it is shown that Faramir sees the boat bearing his dead brother floating past him on the River ...
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The one ring: Did Sauron create the Middle Earth world wide web? [closed]

"One ring to rule them all..." when sauron creates the one ring does he create a "Network" among the rings of power ?
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Would Gollum's clothes turn invisible when he wore The One Ring?

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 ...
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Which king is referred to in “The Return of the King”?

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I always regarded the title of the third book, The Return of the King, as referring to the return of Aragorn to reclaim his kingdom. However, after reading this ...
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Where does this Return of the King quote come from? [closed]

Is there a page reference for this quote from Return of the King? The Hobbits Frodo and Bilbo (and later Samwise), although of mortal kind, by virtue of having borne the One Ring also bore a ...

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