The Lord of the Rings is a work known for depicting the battle between good and evil, so it's no surprise that it hosts some of the most memorable and iconic Good and benevolent characters and races are among the works of fantasy. In this article, some of the most important characters and races are introduced.
The Lord of the Rings is a work known for depicting the battle between good and evil, so it's no surprise that it hosts some of the most memorable and iconic Good and benevolent characters and races are among the works of fantasy. In this article, some of the most important characters and races are introduced.
- Getting to know the evil characters and races of the Lord of the Rings world
"Well, dear friends, here, on the shore of the sea, our friendship ends in Middle-earth." . I wish you peace! I'm not saying don't cry; Because not all tears are unpleasant.
Gandalf, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
The image of Gandalf is certainly familiar to you: an old man With a long beard, a cane in his hand and a big pointed hat on his head. The image of Gandalf is the most iconic image of wizards recorded in people's minds. But as you can probably guess, Gandalf is more than just a simple wizard.
Gandalf has been the longest in Tolkien's works, but unfortunately we have to deal with him briefly here.
Gandalf, with the first name of Olrin, is a Maia like Saron. The wisest of the Mayans, Gandalf was trained under several Valar, including Manw, King of the Winds and leader of the Ainur. Around the year 1000 of the Third Age, which is about 2000 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings, the Valar realized that Saron was once again gaining power and became concerned about the fate of Middle-earth.
They decided to send some Maya. To send as messengers and guardians of the free people. The first of these Mayas was Curumo, who was later known as Saruman the White. The third sent Maia was Alatar, one of the blue wizards. Manoi asked Gandalf if he would be willing to be sent as the second Maia. But in Gandalf's opinion, he was too weak and he was afraid of Saron. Manoi reassured him that that was exactly why he had to go. Thus, Gandalf was sent as the second wizard after Saruman. Radagast the Brown and Pallando the Blue were also dispatched.
They During their mission, they did not have the right to subjugate the free people of Middle Earth or show their strength against Saron's show of strength. This group of Mayas, called the Istari, took the form of wise old men because they believed that people were more likely to listen to the advice of the old men. If they had appeared in their true divine form, the people might not have felt comfortable with them.
Crdan the Shipwright, an elven lord who commanded forces against Morgoth and one of his rings of power. Placed to guard it, he realized that Gandalf was the wisest and most powerful spirit among the members of the Istari. He gave Gandalf his ring of power, which was Narya, the ring of fire, and Gandalf kept it until the end of the third age.
Throughout the stories, Gandalf is constantly associated with fire, specifically Anor, a word that means sun in Sindarin, an Elvish language. Gandalf spent many centuries among the elves, and the elves named him Mithrandir. Gandalf learned from them, taught them, and revealed his identity as a member of the Istari.
Finally, a dark force called the Necromancer in Dol-Goldor's fortress. (Dol Guldur) appeared, but Gandalf suspected that he was Sauron himself. He went there alone to find out the truth and found out that his suspicions were correct. But Sauron retreated against Gandalf, still too weak to fight the wizard.
Saron later returned to Dol-Goldor and The White Council was formed to deal with this threat. Galadriel hoped that Gandalf would lead the council, as among the elves he was known as the wisest and most powerful member of the Istari. But Saruman was chosen instead. One of the reasons for this choice was that Gandalf himself did not accept this offer.
Saruman was initially the most powerful wizard and had the most information about Sarun and the Rings of Power, because Saruman and Sarun both served under the same Valari.
It was during this period that Gandalf returned alone to Dol-Goldor again, but this Then he faced Thrin II, father of Trin Oakenshield. However, he did not know about this at the time of the confrontation with Gandalf. Terin is captured and imprisoned in Dol-Goldor have been. Saron had taken his ring of power and left him there to die. Gandalf failed to save Trinh, but he gave Gandalf a key and a map showing a secret entrance to the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf didn't know to whom or whom he should give the key and the map, and thought it useless to try. ) was worried about the attack from his side. He also knew that Smaug the dragon might be vulnerable to Saron's influence and would wreak tremendous havoc if he came under his control.
In the village of Bree, he met Thorin Oakenshield by chance. Thorin was looking for a way to regain the dwarven territory in Erebor. Gandalf remembered his conversation with Terin and devised a plan to help Thorin regain his kingdom.
During this plan, Gandalf convinced Thorin to cast a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins as Add a thief to the group. Gandalf had grown fond of the hobbit over the years, though Bilbo had no particular opinion of Gandalf. During this mission, Gandalf found his sword named Glamdring in the treasury of trolls.
In All this time Gandalf was trying to convince the White Council to expel Sauron from Dol-Goldor. However, Saruman had been influenced by Saron and convinced the Council that Saron needed The One Ring to return, and this ring had no doubt disappeared into the sea.
However, it didn't take long to prove to everyone that Saron doesn't need the One Ring to continue promoting evil. So Gandalf helped the council drive Sauron out of Dol-Goldor. He then traveled to Arbor to take part in The Battle of Five Armies.
Although Thorin was killed during this battle, Gandalf achieved his goals as Smaug was also killed. The kingdom of Arbor came to power. The free people of Middle-earth were in a better position to fight Saron's forces - whose invasion seemed inevitable.
During the years following the end of the Battle of the Five Armies, Gandalf devoted his time to researching Saron. And he assigned Bilbo's ring, which he was very skeptical of. He also spent a lot of time in the Shire with Bilbo and his nephew Frodo. During this time, he became suspicious of Saruman and his true loyalty and established a friendship with Aragorn.
They manage to find Galum with Aragorn's help, and after questioning him, they learn that he has been tortured in Barad-dor to tell him everything he knows about the One Ring. Finding out this information turned Gandalf's suspicions into certainty: the mysterious ring in Bilbo's possession was indeed the One Ring. This article is not needed. Gandalf after fighting the Balrog named Durin's Bane in the Misty Mountains, managed to kill this creature, but he was also killed.
But since the Maya are immortal, Gandalf's spirit continued to live on after his death. 20 days later, he returned to Middle-earth to finish his work - freeing the people of Middle-earth from Saron's grip. Istari took over. After playing an important role in the War of the Ring, Gandalf left Middle-earth for the Undying Lands and was never seen in Middle-earth again.
Gandalf, like many other characters of Tolkien's legendarium, has become a very symbolic character in the world of literature. Although Gandalf has similarities to mythological and legendary characters such as Odin and Merlin, Tolkien gave a new color to the archetype of the old and wise wizard by creating Gandalf. Although Gandalf had the potential to attain great power, he kept his power limited and proved to be a very reliable ally in the war against the evil.
Of the five wizards sent by the Valar against Sauron, Only Gandalf succeeded in his goal. Although more wizards will appear in literature and show more power and control than Gandalf, Gandalf will remain the favorite wizard of many people.
Elrond and Galadriel
"Then Elrond and Galadriel departed, as the third evening The end had come and the days of rings had passed and the story and song of that era had come to an end."
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Throughout the history of Middle-earth, there have been many great, wise and powerful elves. But in the Third Age of Middle-earth, there are perhaps no greater elves than Elrond or Elrond and Galadriel.
Lord of the Rings fans are certainly aware of their role in the War of the Rings, but This article will also discuss their background story and why they became such important characters in Middle-earth.
Galadriel in the Years of the Trees in Valinor - home of the eternal Valar. He was born in the west of Middle-earth. Her father named her Artanis, which means noble woman. Her hair was a unique combination of gold and silver. Some people say that this color combination is because her hair absorbed the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. In one of the legends, Galadriel's hair inspired Fanor to manifest the light of the two trees in the form of the jewels of the Silmaril.
Galadriel's mother belonged to a different family than her father's, but due to the fact that her grandfather was the king of the Noldor elves, she became the princess of her family. When Fanor swore to reclaim the Silmarils, he longed to see Middle-earth. Galadriel's mother took part in the rebellion against the remaining elves of the Noldor, but when Fanor attacked the Teleri to seize their ships, she fought Fanor, as the Teleri elves were part of her mother's family.
However, when Fanor used the ships to cross Middle-earth, Galadriel was left behind. So he went north with his brothers and Fingolfin to cross the ice wastes.
When they reached Middle-earth, he and his elder brother Finrod went to Doriath, the home of King Thingol (Thingol) arrived. Here she met Celeborn, the man who would later become her husband.
More Galadriel He spent the first evening either with his wife in Doriath or with Finrod in the castle he had built. Glaurung the dragon destroyed the fortress of Finrod and the sons of Fanor also attacked Doriath, but Gladriel and his wife survived these events.
Finally, after the end of the War of Wrath Wrath) in which Morgoth was overthrown, Galadriel and Cleburne settled in the land now ruled by Celebrimbor. Kelbrimbor was the grandson of Fanor and one of the greatest craftsmen in history. When Sauron appeared to the Elves in disguise and helped them make the rings of power, Galadriel was probably present. Khafa had made the only ring of power for himself. When Saron took the ring of power to control the other rings of power, the elves learned of his betrayal and kept the rings secret. Culbrimbor sent two of the rings away, and the third ring was given to Galadriel.
Few elves knew of the rings and their location, and it wasn't long before Culbrimbor was murdered. Eventually, Galadriel and Cleburne went to the newly founded realm of Imaldris, commonly known as Rivendell. Here their daughter met another elf named Elrond and they fell in love.
When the sons of Fanor attacked his home in search of the Silmarils that belonged to Elrond's parents, Elrond and his twin brother They were taken hostage and raised by one of Fanor's sons.
After the War of Wrath Wrath), all half-elvesincluding Elrond and his brotherwere faced with a choice: to either continue their lives as elves or as humans. Elrond decided to live as an elf, but his brother decided to become a human and became the first high king of Nmenor.
Elrond stayed for a while with Gil-galad, the high king of the elves. The Noldor lived. There he learned much about elven culture and healing.
When Sauron invaded the realm of Culbrimbore. To seize the rings of power, Elrond commanded the elves to defend them. Unfortunately, Elrond's help was not enough and Saron won, but he managed to survive. He then founded the city of Rivendell in the Misty Mountains as a refuge from the evils of Saron. It was himself that Saron had not succeeded in conquering. Rivendell gradually became one of the centers of Elven power in Middle-earth, and Gil-galad also gave his ring of power to Elrond.
Galadriel played a minor role in the war against Sauron at the end of the Second Age, but Elrond took part in the final battle with Gil-galad. Gil-galad and Elendil were killed during the battle against Sauron, but Isildur took the ring from him and Elrond advised him to throw the ring into the fire of Mount Doom. Isilder refused to do so and left the scene with the One Ring. Elrond also returned to Rivendell.
Now both Elrond and Galadriel were free from the ring of power that They had the authority to use it to prosper their territory. Elrond's realm of Rivendell and Galadriel's realm was the forest realm of the elves, later known as Lothlrien.
It was in the early years of the First Age that Elrond married the daughter of Galadriel and Claborn. Three children were born from these two, one of whom was Arwen. He kept the sword that cut off Saron's hand and tried to raise Isildur's heirs.
Both Galadriel and Elrond were members of the White Council, and Galadriel later helped Gandalf and Saruman kill Saron. drive out of Mirkwood forest.
Later, in the third age, the orcs took Elrond's wife hostage and although their sons rescued her, Elrond failed to heal her and she left for Valinor. Valinor.
Years later, Elrond adopted Aragorn as his adopted son in Rivendell and sent Arwen to Lothlorin to live with Galadriel. Aragorn fell in love with Aron, and Elrond told him that Aron was a half-elf by origin, and therefore had to choose between being an elf and a mortal. Elrond also insisted that he could not marry her until Aragorn became king of Gondor and Arnor.
A few years later, Thorin Oakenshield and his companions, along with Gandalf, met Elrond in Rivendell. Elrond examined the weapons they had found in the troll cave and informed the group of their names.
He also examined the map Thorin's grandfather had made, the hidden Moonlight Runes. He read it and discovered the secret entrance to Arbor. This was a great service to the group and their mission.
During the War of the Ring, Elrond Frodo and his companions welcomed him into his home and half-healed the wound that had been inflicted on Frodo at Weathertop. He then convened The Council of Elrond to decide the fate of the One Ring.
Elrond appointed several members of the Fellowship of the Ring, including Aragorn, Legolas, and Boromir. ). He reluctantly accepted the presence of Merry and Pippin. The ring met Galadriel and Cleburne in Lothlorin. He showed Frodo his Ring of Power, and Frodo offered him the One Ring. Although Galadriel was greatly tempted by the power of the ring, he managed to resist this temptation and rejected Frodo's offer.
Then he gave each of the friends a gift to send them away. For example, one of these gifts was a legendary green gem called Elfstone that he gave to Aragorn. He also gave three strands of his hair to Gimli in memory of Fanor's request for his hair.
After Gandalf's battle with Doreen's Bane, he was brought to Galadriel. Galadriel clothed him again and gave him a new staff.
Dol-Goldor's forces attacked Lothlorin three times. After the third time, Galadriel's forces organized a counterattack, and Galadriel, using his ring of power, cleared the source of evil.
After the defeat of Saron and the destruction of the One Ring, the three rings of Elven power lost their power to a great extent, and finally their power was completely destroyed. Elrond and Galadriel both attended the wedding ceremony of Aragorn and Aaron. Together with Frodo, Bilbo and Gandalf, they boarded The White Ship and left Middle-earth forever.
Perhaps Legolas is the most popular and symbolic elf in the Lord of the Rings collection, because he shows great dignity and agility, but without a doubt it can be claimed that if it wasn't for Elrond and Galadriel, the outcome of the War of the Ring would have been much worse for the good side. You may wonder why these two characters were discussed in one entry, but it is necessary It should be noted that both had the same characteristics and importance during the Third Age.
If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, you probably already know much of the information given in this article, but I hope that reading this The information was an excuse to find a new insight into these two wise and lasting characters.
"Elves' love for the land and their passion is deeper than the depths of the sea. Their regrets are endless and will never be fully resolved.
Galadriel, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
When people think of elves they do, the same image is formed in their mind: a tall, beautiful, eternal and proud being. Although this image may be simplistic, the elves have the longest history among the people of Middle-earth and Tolkien's works, and they have gone through many highs and lows during their long life. In this article, a short and useful summary of their history and life will be defined, but in such an atmosphere, it is not possible to do justice to the story about the elves. Also, to avoid confusing the audience, I will avoid using the names of many people and places belonging to the elf race. He created, because only Eru had the ability to create real life. While the Ainur were preparing the world for the awakening of the Children of Ilvatar, the elves were resting in Arda.
Finally, after the destruction of the two lanterns, the elves on the shores of the sea in the Eastern Middle-earth woke up. In the beginning there were only six elves. The first thing the elves saw were the newly formed stars. The first sound they heard was the sound of rushing water. For this reason, the elves became particularly interested in these two things. Wandering through the surrounding forest, they found more elves. During this period of time, they created poetry, music, and language, and eventually 144 elves gathered together.
Because all elves were found in groups of 12, 12 became their common number for counting. and the alphabets after the first alphabets also did not have a common name for a number greater than 144. As the Valar were not aware of the Elves' awakening, Melkor was the first to encounter them and immediately set about capturing and corrupting them.
Some people believe that the Elves who Captured by Melkor during this time period, they became Orcs. During one of her travels along Middle-earth, Valari, named Orom, found the elves and soon became interested in them. Urome lived before the elves and protected them from Melkor. They concluded that Melkor should not have the right to rule over Middle-earth, so they started a war with him. As a result of this war, Melkor was imprisoned and the Valar also discussed the fate of the elves. The result of the discussion was that they should be brought to the land of Valinor to be protected.
At first many of the Elves were reluctant and three of the Elven leaders were sent as volunteers to report the situation to their people. come back The three ambassadors returned with a favorable report, so many elves were persuaded to go west.
However, some elves came to the conclusion that they preferred the starlight and nature in Middle-earth, so they stayed where they were. Elves) is known to have begun. Not much information is available about the elves who initially refused to leave and are known as The Unwilling. Of course, some speculate that they encountered the first humans and taught them craftsmanship. The elves moved west, some of the elves parted ways. One group of elves refused to go further than the Misty Mountains, so they settled by the river Anduin. These elves later became the elves of Lothlorin and Mirkwood.
Some of the elves arrived near the west coast, but did not go any further in search of their lost leader. These elves were known as Gray Elves. They crossed the Great Sea until they reached Valinor. Years later, Orom returned to Middle-earth to lead the rest of the Elves westward, but many of them chose to stay where they were. They took each of the kingdom's territories and developed their own culture. For three ages, the elves lived in peace and developed many industries - including writing.
Eventually Melkor, still imprisoned by the Valar, was freed in Valinor. Considering that their war had started over the elves, he had a grudge against them in his heart and began to corrupt them with lies.
One of the people who was more affected by the lies - That he himself hated Melkor more than anyonean Elf named Fanor. As mentioned earlier, it was Fanor the Elf who created the Silmarils. Melkor stole the Silmarils and killed Fanor's father in the process.
Melkor returned to Middle-earth again. And started a war with the elves who lived there. However, Melkor lost the war and many of the elves chose to remain in Middle-earth after the war ended.
For a thousand years, the elves lived and prospered in Middle-earth in peace and tranquility. . Unfortunately, despite Melkor's absence, his apprentice Saron was present in Middle-earth and eventually went to the elves under the guise of one of the messengers of the Valar. He taught them the art of ring making and they made 19 rings of power under the supervision of Klebrimbore. Saron made the one ring to control the others, but the elves found out about his plan and hid three of the rings.
Saron went to war with the elves and destroyed Middle-earth, but with the help of Nmenor men, Saron's army was defeated. The rest of the Elves either migrated westward to Valinor, or remained in their homelands for fear of Saron's return.
Humans scattered across Middle-earth especially after the fall of Nmenor and the kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor. they built Sauron returned to attack Gondor. Humans and Elves formed an alliance for the last time to defeat Saron once again.
As time passed, the Elves felt the call of the Valar more and more, prompting them to migrate to the west, towards Valinor. They called After the end of the War of the Ring and during the Fourth Age, most of the elves either died or migrated to the west.
The elves that were still outside the Immortal Lands went deeper and deeper into hiding, and finally, when Their souls overcame their bodies, they vanished, so that mortal eyes could no longer see them.
Elves They practically live forever and after passing a certain age, their appearance does not change. In other words, time cannot kill them. However, they can be killed in other common ways - apart from disease. Grief and fatigue can also kill them.
When an elf dies, his soul is taken to the Halls of Mandos, and after a while, their soul is reborn in a new body. After this they almost always enter Valinor, but there are exceptions.
Elves' five senses are stronger than humans. Their eyesight can see further distances and more details. They also have the same ability to use their left and right hands. Elves have a strong connection with nature and can move through the snow without leaving a footprint.
Since the first elves learned craftsmanship from the Valar themselves, they were excellent craftsmen and made swords that never rusted and Their blade could not be dulled.
Before Tolkien's works, elves existed in mythology, but thanks to Tolkien's skillful world-building, his elves have become the standard idea we have of modern fantasy elves. In Legendarium, besides being immortal, beautiful, wise and dignified, elves are also famous for showing high strength and courage. Well, I hope this brief history has inspired you to do more research on the most beautiful race in Tolkien's world.
"As they sang, the hobbit felt a love for beautiful things made by hand and skill and magic welling up within him. has found; A love that is intense and mixed with jealousy; Dwarfs' heart's desire."
Dwarfs, short, bearded and rough creatures who love craftsmanship, have been the constant foot of myths and legends for centuries. They have been literature and they date back to the first texts of Scandinavian mythology.
Dwarfs have many common features in different works, and Tolkien was inspired by these features to create his own dwarves. In this entry, just like the Elves entry, I will avoid naming many dwarves to avoid confusing you.
Unlike the elves and humans, it was not Eru Elvatar who created the dwarves at the beginning of creation. The creator of the dwarves was one of the Valar named Aul, the great blacksmith. Patience Aole for Awakenings of humans and elves overflowed, and he was impatient to find someone to pass on his knowledge to. For this reason, he created creatures that were later known as dwarves. By then, Melkor had destroyed the two lanterns and many of his monsters were roaming Arda. Because of this, Aole created the dwarves strong and unyielding and put a trait in them that they are not ready to accept the domination of another. Because he was not aware of the exact nature of Elvatar's children, the dwarves were short and incomplete compared to them.
Given that Aole, like Ilvatar, did not have the ability to create real life, the dwarves did not have the ability to think independently and only Sometimes they did what Aole wanted.
Aole started training the dwarves and taught them their language, but Eru Elvatar came to Aole and blamed him for what he had done. Aole repented and said that his only desire was to create creatures so that he could teach them things and share the beauty of the world with them, but he admitted his mistake.
When Aole raised his hammer. To destroy the creatures he had created, they held their hands in front of their faces in fear, because Ero had given them life and soul. Thus they became the foster children of Eru Elvatar and were put into sleep to wake up after the elves.
In the beginning there were 13 dwarves. Six dwarven couples awoke beneath the mountains along Middle-earth, and Durin the First awoke alone beneath the Misty Mountains. Durin wandered for a while until he founded the city of Khazad-dm. This city later became known as Moria. He was also the patriarch of a clan of dwarves called The Longbeards or Durin's Folk.
The rest of the dwarven patriarchs also established kingdoms and clans, but none of them were as big as Durin's people and in They did not play a central role in the history of Middle-earth.
The dwarves met the elves and it didn't take long for a friendship between the two. The race was formed and both profited greatly from trade and cooperation with each other. Unlike the Elves, the Dwarves were not taken to Valinor, but on many occasions helped defeat Morgoth and his armies. The dwarven warriors were especially effective against the dragon Glarong, as the dwarves were more resistant to fire and showed such strength and courage that Glarong fled.
Later, dwarven smiths made a great necklace for the elves, which contained jewels from Valinor. It is said that this necklace, along with the Silmarils, was one of the greatest treasures of Arda.
Finally, one of the Elven kings asked the dwarves to put one of the Silmarils inside the necklace, and thus this necklace became the most valuable object in Arda. It was transformed.
Bewitched by the beauty of the necklace, the dwarves demanded it as a reward for their labors. The king of the elves rejected this request and insulted the dwarves. So they killed him and stole the treasure.
The dwarves returned to their people and told a different story of what happened. They blamed the elves for what happened and convinced the dwarves to march towards their city.
The dwarves looted and destroyed one of the largest cities of the elves in the first age, and distrust and hatred between the two races intensified. . This mutual enmity continued for many centuries until Legolas the elf and Gimli Dwarf made a friendship in the War of the Ring and ended this enmity.
Not much information is available about dwarves in the Second Age, but the Dorian clan continued to prosper in Kazad-II, mainly due to trade with the humans and elves who lived nearby. They also discovered the metal Mithril, which greatly increased their wealth.
During this time period, Saron gave the Dwarf Lords seven rings of power, although the people of Dorin believe that the third Dorin ring The blacksmiths personally delivered it to him. As you know, the rings had a corrupting effect and turned humans into Nazgul, but these rings had no such effect on dwarves. Probably the reason was that Aole made the dwarves resistant to corruption when they were created, but these rings made the dwarves greedy.
At the end of the Second Age, some dwarves of the Dorian race joined the final alliance between elves and humans against Saron.
The third age was a difficult time for many dwarves. In this era, the dwarves of Kazad-II because of the greed of the mountains They dug up the Misty too much and awakened a Balrog. The dwarves tried to fight the Balrog, but fled the mountain after two of their kings were killed.
It didn't take long for the king of Dorin's people to return to Moria, where he was killed by an orc named Azog. Thus, a great war broke out between all 7 clans of dwarves and orcs.
The war continued for 6 years, especially in the tunnels and mines under the misty mountains, but in the end the dwarves won. The dwarves took heavy casualties, especially in the final battle, but the orcs fared worse. Doreen wanted to restore the kingdom of Kazad-II, but the dwarves of the other clans refused to help. For this reason, the people of Dorin migrated to the Blue Mountains to establish a new kingdom there.
Years later, Gandalf the wizard helped Thorin II to recover the kingdom under the mountain. The story of the Hobbit novel is dedicated to this topic.
After the Battle of the Five Armies (The Battle of the Five Armies) in which Thorin was killed, his cousin became the king of the kingdom under the mountain and returned to Arbor. Thrive.
The only other notable Dwarf in the Third Age is Gimli, son of Gloin. He was one of the companions of the circle. The adventures he went through during the War of the Ring were told in The Lord of the Rings. After the end of the War of the Ring, he traveled a lot with his friend Legolas.
There is a rumor that So Gimli boarded the ship with Legolas and went to Valinor. If this rumor is true, he is the first Dwarf to achieve such an honor.
Eventually Dorin VII managed to recapture Kazad-II and restore it to its original glory; Of course, until the world ages and the era of the Dorian race ends.
As mentioned, dwarves are more stubborn compared to other races. Among their other inherent characteristics, one can mention being stubborn, secretive, and proud. Known for their craftsmanship, dwarves often lived underground and therefore did not grow most of their own food. Instead, they traded with humans and elves and received food in exchange for weapons and tools.
Dwarves have the ability to withstand cold and hot weather, and disease was practically unknown to them. Along with the passage of time, the life span of dwarves became shorter and in the third age their average life span reached 250 years, although some dwarves lived more than 300 years.
Contrary to popular belief, there were female dwarves, but they rarely traveled anywhere. When they did, they looked so similar to male dwarves that it was hard for other races to tell the difference between the two.
Dwarves were secretive by nature, and although they had their own language one that Aole had taught them very few non-Dwarves knew it. The dwarves didn't even tell others the equivalent of their name in their native language.
Personally, I have always had a special interest in dwarves in fantasy works. Dwarves are so headstrong and stubborn that sometimes it ends up being harmful to them, but they have the ability to show a lot of kindness and brutality.
Dwarfs are also good drinking partners because of their arrogance. A reliable comrade on the battlefield. Although their history may not be as extensive as that of the elves, and their legacy as significant as that of the humans, the dwarves remain one of the most enduring aspects of Tolkien's work.
"I see in your eyes the same fear that sometimes grips my heart. Maybe a day will come when there is no courage left in the hearts of people; Maybe one day we will abandon our friends and violate our commitments, but that day is not today! Maybe tomorrow the age of wolves will end and the shields will be broken and the age of humans will set, but that day is not today! Today we We fight! Men of the West, stand up to protect all you hold dear on this pure land!
Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Humans have always been a constant in fantasy works, and Tolkien's works are no exception. Humans are often the most populous, resilient, and dominant race in fantasy; And of course, the race that we readers can identify with more than any other race. In this entry, as in the entry of elves and dwarves, mentioning the names of characters has been avoided.
Humans, like elves, are among the creations of Tolkien's greatest god, Eru Aluvatar. Apart from the obvious physical differences, the biggest difference between elves and humans is an element called "Gift of Men".
Gift of Men refers to humans being mortal. Unlike elves, humans can die and leave Arda. Elves cannot escape from the end of Arda and are constantly kept there, but when humans die, they are freed from the world and its problems. Also, humans are freed from the destinies that were determined in the song of creation and therefore they can determine their own destiny.
Humans woke up years after the elves in Arda, that's why they were called "The Second Born". ) or "After Born" is called. They awoke in a land in the eastern part of Middle-earth, and it is said among the Elves that Morgoth went to them and put darkness in their hearts.
However, some humans managed to escape this corruption and They migrated to the west of the middle land. But the humans who stayed in the eastern part served Morgoth and later Sauron. They scattered throughout Middle-earth and began to associate with elves and dwarves. They learned much from the elves, and some humans even adopted the language of the elves as their primary language.
But their most notable service was aiding the elves in their war against Morgoth. Many humans were killed in these battles, but in the end they united under one banner and participated in the victory of the War of Wrath and the defeat of Morgoth.
To the humans who participated in this victory, a new land for Residence was given as a gift. This land was an island in the west of Middle-earth called Nmenor. Another gift they received was long life and great knowledge. They went to the head and gained a lot of skill in making weapons and armor. It is said that their skill in weapons and armor and horsemanship was so good that only the Valar were better than them.
However, their main expertise was shipbuilding and seafaring. The people of Nmenor became great explorers and traveled to all parts of Arda - except its west. The reason was that the Valar had forbidden the people of Nmenor to sail westward - to Valinor. They also maintained their friendship with the elves.
But happiness and happiness did not last forever, because the people of Nmenor gradually became jealous of the immortality of the elves. Although they lived an average of 350 years, the fear of death was rooted in their hearts and they were constantly jealous of the elves.
The people of Nmenor objected to the prohibition of travel to the west and abandoned their language because of the disgust they felt towards the elves. Saron's arrival in Nmenor - as a captive and later as a counselor - made matters worse, as he poisoned the minds of the people of Nmenor with his lies and convinced them to turn to the worship of Morgoth.
The people of Nmenor made sacrifices to Morgoth. And when Sauron persuaded the King of Nmenor to travel westward to achieve immortality, the crisis reached its peak. Considering that the Nmenor had broken the Valar's law not to enter the west, Eru Aluvatar personally intervened and drowned the Nmenor, killing almost all of Nmenor's people in the process.
A small minority of Nmenor, known as The Faithful for their loyalty to the Elves and Valar, did not suffer the fate of their fellows. They went on nine ships to the east, towards Middle-earth, where they formed the two lands of Arnor and Gondor.
The former Nmenorians, with the new name of Dnedain - meaning men of the west - bred with the humans of Middle-earth and this caused the purity of the Nmenor blood to decrease.
After the attack Saron to Gondor At the end of the Second Age, the Dnaain joined forces with the Elves and Dwarves to defeat Saron once again. After that, the realm of Arnor was involved in a civil war and was divided into several smaller nations.
The Dunadains of the North continued their legacy as the Rangers of the North. The most prominent ranger is Aragorn II, who later united the kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.
From the rest of the human groups, we can mention the people of the north. The Northmen were among those who did not come under the influence of Morgoth or Sauron, but they had no interest in going to Nmenor. Many men of the North became citizens of Gondor. Also, the residents of Dale and Lake Town were also northerners.
As It has been noted that many humans from the east, as well as many desert dwellers from the south, fought Saron during the War of the Ring. Hobbits are also a sub-branch of humans, but they will be discussed in the next entry.
Humans played a central role in the War of the Ring and their leader was Aragorn, who was later known as Elassar. King Elesar ruled both Gondor and Arnor, and in addition to making these lands prosperous, he strengthened cooperation between elves, humans, and dwarves.
If the Prophecy of Mandos is true, After Morgoth returns and is defeated for the last time, the humans will participate in the second song of creation and create a new world to live in.
The humans of Middle-earth have undergone physical changes several times. The first humans, especially the people of Nmenor, perhaps had the closest resemblance to the elves, although they lacked their dignity and close connection with nature.
The lifespan of ordinary humans was as long as the humans of this world, but the people of Nmenor lived much longer and as their racial purity decreased, their lifespan also decreased.
Aragorn who He was the 65th generation from the first king of Nmenor, he died at the age of 210. The height of humans was variable: the average height of the people of Nmenor was about 2.1 meters and the average height of hobbits was 1.1 meters. Despite the fact that humans were mortal and relatively vulnerable, they did extraordinary things. For example, all the named dragons in Tolkien's works were killed by a human.
Humans are usually considered the most boring part of fantasy works, because they are the most non-fantasy element there is. But their widespread presence has a valid reason. Considering that it is in the nature of fantasy works to be fantastical and strange, the presence of an element of empathy and realism in them helps to make them tangible.
Among elves, dragons and wizards, the presence of humans - in the same way that we know in this world - has made it easier for us to communicate with the world of these races. The reason why humans are dominant and flexible in fantasy worlds is that we ourselves have these characteristics, and in fantasy worlds, these are perhaps the most imaginative elements.
As I've said before, hobbits are amazing creatures. You can learn all their customs in a month, but after a hundred years they can still surprise you in an instant."
Gandalf, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
The common description of hobbits is that they love gardening, nature, and peace and quiet, and throughout their history, they have been mainly focused on their own work. But a number of hobbits are among the most important and central figures in the history of Middle-earth.
Although their overall history is shorter compared to the rest of the free people of Middle-earth, in this entry a summary of this history and the important people involved in It will be stated.
The exact origin of the hobbits is not known. Little information is available about their ancient history. In fact, when hobbits were first discovered, they had been around for several generations, but had lost the details of their genealogy.
What we do know is that in the early third age, they lived in a valley in the eastern part of the Misty Mountains and had a friendly relationship with the Northmen who lived there.
In that The hobbit era had three clans:
Astors had beards and mustaches and were particularly fond of water and swimming. The Fallowhides were adventurous and outgoing. Heartfoots share many of the same traits as hobbits We attribute that they were privileged.
After some time, the hobbits began to migrate to the west. The reason for this is unknown, but a strong guess is the growing power of Saron in the forest of Mirkwood near where they live.
Some of the Astor remained near the banks of the river and eventually Gollum was born from this clan.
The rest of the hobbits went west, passed the misty mountains and in They settled in different northwestern areas of the middle land. It was during this period of time that Bree settlement was established. A large number of Hobbits were also allowed to settle in what later became the Shire.
By the end of the Third Age, few Hobbit villages remained outside the Shire. At first, the hobbits of the Shire declared their loyalty to the kings of Arnor, but after the division of the territory of Arnor, the hobbits chose their ruler by voting. But the ruler's position was more ceremonial. and very few foreigners visited it. The hobbits living in the Shire did not know much about what was happening on the surface of the world and were suspicious of any stranger who entered their land. But in the Shire only poor or rich hobbits lived in hobbit pits.
The pit for the poor was just a simple pit with maybe only one window, but the pit for the rich was big, warm and comfortable. Most of the hobbits living in the Shire lived in large buildings with low ceilings. They had food and if they could afford it, they ate six or seven meals a day. They also preferred simple foods such as mushrooms. Among their other interests was drinking and hanging out and talking with each other, especially about the hobbit genealogy. Shire hobbits had a special culture according to which they gave gifts instead of receiving gifts on their birthdays.
The average lifespan of hobbits was 100 years. Although some hobbits lived up to 130 years. Their average height was 1 to 1.1 meters and this short height made the Dnaain give them the nickname Halfling (Halfling), because the hobbits were half their height. Later, their height became shorter and reached less than 1 meter.
Hobbits had short legs, pointed ears and furry feet with leathery soles. Hobbits wore colorful clothes and almost never wore shoes. Although the hobbits rarely resorted to violence, they were particularly skilled in the use of long-range weapons, from flails to bows and arrows.
Of the famous hobbits, the following can be mentioned:
Bandobras (or Bullroarer) Took (Bandobras (AKA Bullroarer) Took): Because of his height - about 1.4 meters - it is famous. His tall stature enabled him to ride a horse. It is said that when the goblins attacked the Shire, Bandobras beheaded the goblin leader with a club. It is said that his head flew 90 meters in the air until it landed in a rabbit hole. This move not only ended the fight, but also invented the game of golf! Of course, this story is probably an exaggeration of reality.
Bilbo Baggins: Bilbo is undoubtedly one of the most famous It is hobbits. He is famous for his adventures with the dwarves and his role in retaking the kingdom of Arbor. Before engaging in this adventure, Bilbo was known as a respectable hobbit who was not at all interested in anything out of the ordinary. However, with Took blood running through Bilbo's veins, he became restless and people's views of him changed after his adventure.
During the mission to retake Arbor, in the Misty Mountains, Bilbo took the One Ring from Galum and kept it with him for many years, extending his life. After retiring, he wrote a book about his adventures with the dwarves and attended the Council of Elrond and offered to take the ring to Mount Doom.
After the War of the Ring, Bilbo along with Frodo, Gandalf, Galadriel And Elrond traveled west to Valinor.
Frodo Baggins (Frodo Baggins): Frodo Baggins was Bilbo's nephew and Bilbo adopted him after his mother and father were killed in a boating accident. After Bilbo left the One Ring and the Shire behind, Frodo was in charge of Bag End, Bilbo's home, for 17 years, until Gandalf returned and revealed that Bilbo's Ring was actually the One Ring of Sauron. p>
Frodo secretly left the Shire for his own safety, and Samwise Gangee, Peregrin Took - known as Pippin - Meriadoc Brandybuck, nicknamed Mary and Fredegar Bolger, nicknamed Fatty, also joined him.
Sam, Mary, and Pippin later joined Frodo as the Fellowship of the Ring, each for their heroic deeds during the War of the Ring. gained fame.
In the fourth age, Frodo Sam, Bagand and a book containing many adventures Bilbo and Frodo left and went to Valinor. Thirteen children were born to Sam and his wife, and he was elected mayor of the shire for seven consecutive seven-year terms.
After his wife's death, Sam was allowed to live for the short time he held the ring. , travel to Valinor in the west.
During the War of the Ring, Pippin became a knight of Gondor, and he and Mary had grown to over 1.3 meters tall due to drinking Ent water. Pippin became Thain (Thain=military leader) of the Shire and Mary became Master of Buckland, but both of them traveled to Gondor in their last years and were buried next to Aragorn.
According to the fact that hobbits seem to be a sub-branch or transformation of the human race, it can be assumed that " They have also received the gift of humans from Ero Elvatar. But not much information is available about the hobbits' belief in the afterlife.
Maybe the hobbits are the most inspiring characters in Tolkien's works, and they play a pivotal role in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Sometimes, in times of danger and terror, hobbits show unprecedented courage and endurance. Hobbits, perhaps even more than dwarves, are an outstanding example of the term "small in stature, but mighty in heart".