The Maiar

Maiar is the name given to the lesser among the Ainur that entered Ea to fulfill the “Song of the Ainur”, and they are introduced in second section of The Silmarillion, the…
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Tolkien and Mythology

Mythology was another of Tolkien’s lifelong interests, and that interest not only shone through in the writing of The Lord of the Rings, but very possibly helped to provide the…
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Pictures by JRR Tolkien

Pictures by JRR Tolkien was first published in 1992, with a forward and text by Christopher Tolkien.Pictures by JRR Tolkien was released as a lovely oversize edition, measuring…
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Bilbo Baggins

The Hobbit introduces us to one of Tolkien’s most beloved and enduring characters. Bilbo Baggins.Bilbo as portrayed by Ian Holm in Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the…
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Elrond Half-Elven

Elrond Half-Elven is one of the few characters to appear in The Silmarillion, which is primarily an account of the First Age, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. His name means…
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Gandalf

Gandalf is one of the most recognized names in all of literature. He is a major character in JRR Tolkien’s two most well-known works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (three…
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Unfinished Tales

Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth are a group of story fragments by JRR Tolkien, set in his fictional world of Middle Earth.After the author’s death in 1973, his son…
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