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Do elves use money?

Is the use of money by elves mentioned anywhere in Tolkien's Legendarium? It is known that men, hobbits and dwarves used money, but what about elves? Apparently some of the elven kingdoms had some ...
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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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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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Did Peter Jackson (or his production team) explain why Legolas' eyes changed color between The LoTR and The Hobbit?

In Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King Orlando Bloom's Legolas has brown eyes (much as the actor portraying him does, although I am unsure if the ...
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What movie or television show contains a short clip of Radagast the Brown?

I was flipping through channels in the late 1990s and I came across an animated film or television show. It immediately caught my eye, because it featured a wizard who I immediately recognized as ...
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In Tolkien's own visual art, why is it that Bag End has no visible chimneys?

I asked this question of Wayne Hammond years ago, after going through J. R. R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator. He didn't know. I also asked about having to go and he speculatively joked about going ...
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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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Why did Mîm not leave the sack with Túrin and leave?

In The Children of Húrin, after Mîm is captured by Túrin and his outlaws, he promises to lead them to his house, in ransom for his life. At first, he attempts to leave them for the night, and promises ...
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Does Treebeard have any children?

In the books Treebeard laments the ents' loss of their entwives -which is why they can't have children anymore. However the way Treebeard describes the entwives, it seems that they (ents and ...
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Why does nobody in Tolkien's stories ever attempt to question or reason with Melkor?

I've read The Hobbit, LotR, The Silmarillion and am now well into the second "Lost tales" book. That poor father that Melkor put in a prison on a high hill to force him to sit there and ...
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Why wasn't Thorin aware about the state of Mirkwood and the Old Forest Road?

In The Hobbit, in the Queer Lodgings chapter, Beorn explains to the company the dangers that they might face through Mirkwood: “But your way through Mirkwood is dark, dangerous and difficult,” he ...
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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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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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