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Who was Bilbo's / Frodo's mithril chain mail made for?

We have no idea, but in some earlier drafts and notes it was said to be for "an elf-king’s son" or for the sons of "Girion king/Lord of Dale". Tolkien never gives any indication as ...
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Who was Bilbo's / Frodo's mithril chain mail made for?

Another possibly would be a son of king Bladorthin. Among the treasures mentioned by Thorin & co. were spears made for King Bladorthin but never paid for or delivered. "... the spears that ...
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Did Sauron worship Morgoth during the Third Age?

By the Third Age, Sauron was having his subjects worship him directly, not Morgoth Thus, as the Second Age draws on, we have a great Kingdom and evil theocracy (for Sauron is also the god of his ...
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How did Gandalf come to possess one of the Elf rings?

Of course, Tony Meyer's answer answers where Gandalf got the Ring. Why did Frodo never notice it? He didn't yet have the ability. In Fellowship of the Ring, in The Mirror of Galadriel: Frodo gazed at ...
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Who were the nine actors who played the nine kings?

My dad, Graham Johnson, is the third from the right. He is a local poet and was pulled off the street in Wellington by the casting director. I still pause on this moment to give dad his 15 minutes of ...
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Is the scale of Middle-earth in the Return of the King film different from the books?

The distance in Fonstad's Atlas from the Black Gate to Barad-dûr is approximately 120 miles, which is roughly 39–40 times further than the visible horizon on flat ground. In the films, you can see ...
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Is the scale of Middle-earth in the Return of the King film different from the books?

It's so interesting this question as I have thought about it many times. I agree with the assessment that at minimum, Osgiliath was about 20-30 miles from Minas Tirith from the different maps you can ...
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How did Éowyn slay the Witch-king of Angmar if he wasn't alive?

She didn't. It was Merry who broke the spell keeping Witch-King in his physical form, but he himself just returned to Mordor as a spirit and Sam and Frodo noticed that in the chapter "Land of ...
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