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How reliable is the Akallabêth as a primary source for the history of Númenor? (in-universe)

In Unfinished Tales, it is stated that the Akallabêth (as published in The Silmarillion) was written by Elendil after the Exiles of Númenor settled in Middle-earth. From an in-universe perspective, ...
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On the meta-history of the Istari

Gildor says to Frodo: “But it is said: Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.” He speaks as if the Elves have experience with many Wizards. It is later ...
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Is kingsfoil derived from Basil?

In The Lord of the Rings the healing plant Athelas, is known as kingfoil. In Tolkien's world it is a healing plant that reveals the king of Gondor, and also overcomes ...
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Why does Tolkien make Thorin to be older than Balin, only to present Balin in the Hobbit as “very old-looking”?

Tolkien characterized Balin in the Hobbit as "very old-looking": ... Instead there was a very old-looking dwarf on the step with a white beard and a scarlet hood; and he too hopped inside ...
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Huan, the Hound of Valinor, was permitted to speak only three times - why?

The great hound of Valinor, Huan, had many talents outside what is typical of hounds, one of which is speech. However, Huan was not allowed to just speak freely but instead was only able to speak ...
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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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Who was Idril when she was the sleeper in the tower of pearl?

In The Book of Lost Tales (BoLT) Tolkien name drops the "Sleeper in the tower of pearl", but apparently only ever had very rough ideas about this part of the story. At one point, and then ...
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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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Which one is correct, Ardacer or Adarcer?

In MERP 8006 Treasures of Middle-earth, a compendium of Middle-earth magic items for MERP (a tabletop rpg), Adarcer is a material defined as: This is a white alloy, a fusion of ang (iron), glôin ("...