Questions tagged [the-rings-of-power]

For questions about the Amazon Prime TV series "The Rings of Power" that began in 2022 based on the works of Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Always use in conjunction with the [tolkiens-legendarium] tag.

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Are the Silmarils and the Rings of Power the same basic thing? [closed]

To my understanding, this question roughly translates as: Are fëa (souls) compositionally the same as "holy light" (e.g. from the Two Lamps, Two Trees, Silmarils, etc.)? In the same way that ...
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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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Was Gandalf on Middle-earth in the Second Age?

Amazon's Rings of Power shows someone who may be Gandalf operating in the second age. When does Gandalf first arrive to Middle-earth in Tolkien's writings?
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In "The Rings of Power," what is Halbrand referring to when he says "The One?"

In the last episode of the show The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, during the scene between Halbrand and Galadriel, Halbrand makes a reference to "The One", but I don't understand ...
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What kind of beings are the three women that hunt down the istar [closed]

In the Amazon Prime Series, there are three magical beings clad in grey that hunt down one of the main characters and have several interactions with what are to become hobbits. As shown in the last ...
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Did Sauron, at one point, regret what he had done under the service of Morgoth?

In the Season 1 finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 08 "Alloyed", Sauron* has revealed himself to Galadriel and says to her: Sauron (speaking in the form of Finrod ...
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Who or what is "Nampat" in the chant of the Orcs in the Rings of Power?

In a recent episode of the Rings of Power, the Orcs are chanting the word "Nampat" during a march. According to some websites it could mean either "Death" in Black speech, eg see ...
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Who was the elf fighting a balrog over a tree on top of a mountain over Khazad-dum?

In S1E5 of The Rings of Power, King Gil-galad and Elrond tell a story about an elf and a balrog fighting over a tree on top of a mountain as they tell the backstory about the origin of mithril. They ...
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Who are depicted in the statues at Númenor?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S01E03 "Adar", Galadriel and Halbrand get rescued at sea by Elendil and his crew, whereafter they travel to the island kingdom of Númenor. While ...
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What is the significance of the intro to The Rings of Power?

The intro to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power shows small stones or sand forming various shapes and patterns. Other than looking cool, do these shapes and patterns, and the sand, have any ...
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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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How close is Amazon's 'The Rings of Power' to anything that existed in prior Tolkien works?

I was interested in watching 'The Rings of Power' as I enjoy most of what has been produced on Tolkien's works (minus 'The Hobbit'). I am hearing some horrible reviews, however, that make me question ...
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Why would Galadriel "might have inadvertently kept alive the very evil she sought to defeat," were she allowed to continue her hunt for Sauron?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S01E01 "A Shadow of the Past", Elrond and Gil-galad had a conversation about Gil-galad not allowing Galadriel to continue her hunt for Sauron ...
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