The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring


J.R.R. Tolkien

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Malevolent, shape-shifting creatures of darkness who resemble wraiths and dwell in tainted burial mounds. read analysis of Barrow-wights

The Battle of Greenfields

The first battle ever fought in the Shire, where the hobbits routed an invasion of orcs from the Misty Mountains. read analysis of The Battle of Greenfields

The Black Speech

The official language of Mordor spoken by Sauron and his servants, the Black Riders. read analysis of The Black Speech

The Company of the Ring / The Fellowship

A company of nine individuals (also known as the Fellowship) who are chosen by Elrond to represent the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in the quest to destroy Sauron’s One Ring. read analysis of The Company of the Ring / The Fellowship

The Council of Elrond

A meeting called by Elrond in Rivendell to address Sauron’s evil domination and to decide the fate of the One Ring. Elves, dwarfs, humans, hobbits, and a wizard are… read analysis of The Council of Elrond
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A mortal race of diminutive and doughty beings whose chief business is the mining and crafting of precious metals and minerals. read analysis of Dwarves


An immortal race of elegant and wise beings who are departing Middle-earth to sail West. read analysis of Elves

The Free Peoples of Middle-earth

Also known as the Free Peoples of the World and Free Folk. The beings of Middle-earth who oppose Sauron’s domination. This includes most elves, dwarfs, and hobbits, and many humans. read analysis of The Free Peoples of Middle-earth

Great Eagles

Immense, sentient birds capable of speech. read analysis of Great Eagles


Also known as halflings and the Little People. A mortal race of diminutive, good-natured, and pastoral folk who chiefly dwell in the Shire and its surrounding regions. Hobbits are often disregarded as inconsequential by the… read analysis of Hobbits


Also known as men, mortals, and the Big People. A mortal race of beings with various dispositions who have settled in most of the inhabited regions of Middle-earth. read analysis of Humans


Ancient wild horses from Rohan who were exceptional for their speed and intelligence. read analysis of Mearas


The world that The Fellowship of the Ring and many more of Tolkien’s works are set in. read analysis of Middle-earth


A precious metal valued for its unparalleled strength, lightness, and silver luster. The dwarves mine mithril from deep in the earth and craft it into objects such as coats of mail. read analysis of Mithril


An ancient culture of elves who are wise and highly skilled in many crafts. read analysis of Ñoldor


Also known as Westernesse. An ancient powerful kingdom, its human inhabitants were known as Númenóreans. read analysis of Númenor

The One Ring

Also known as the Great Ring of Power, Isildur’s Bane, and less formally as The Ring. An ancient weapon created by the Dark Lord Sauron to aid his domination over Middle-earth, the One… read analysis of The One Ring


Also known as goblins. A mortal race of cunning and war-mongering beings who ally with the evil forces of Middle-earth. read analysis of Orcs


Also known as the Dúnedain of the North. Wise in knowledge, mighty in battle, and living by a strong moral code, these humans are descendants of Númenórean kings who live tough and lonely lives on… read analysis of Rangers

The Rings of Power

The Dark Lord deceived ancient elvish smiths into forging nineteen Rings of Power, not knowing that Sauron had crafted himself the master Ring. Nine went to human kings, seven to dwarfs, and… read analysis of The Rings of Power

The Siege of Barad-dûr

A seven-year siege against Sauron’s fortress during the final stages of the War of the Last Alliance. read analysis of The Siege of Barad-dûr

The War of the Last Alliance

An epic battle of forces late in the Second Age in which an alliance chiefly composed of humans and elves marched against the Dark Lord Sauron. The war is renowned for its seven-year Siegeread analysis of The War of the Last Alliance


Also known as the Istari. An immortal race of wise and powerful beings who resemble elderly humans in appearance; only five wizards are known of in Middle-earth. read analysis of Wizards