Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Middle Earth Places
|'Looking ahead they could see only tree trunks of innumerable sizes and shapes; straight or bent, twisted, leaning, squat or slender, smooth or gnarled and branched; and all the stems were green or grey with moss and slimy, shaggy growths.' Which forest is this?||Where in Middle Earth?
The Old Forest. This was the ancient forest due east of the Shire, between the Brandywine River and the Barrow Downs. It was the only forest in Middle Earth that was as old as Fangorn.
|What was the name of the principal town in the Shire, situated on the White Downs in the Westfarthing, and home to what later became the Shire's prison?||Where in Middle Earth?
Michel Delving. The Lockholes were here - originally intended as storage tunnels, they were converted into prisons by Saruman's men during the end of the Third Age. Lobelia Sackville-Baggins and the Mayor, Will Whitefoot, were imprisoned here.
The Last Homely House west of the Mountains. The Mountains in question were of course the Misty Mountains.
Edoras. Dunharrow was also in Rohan, but nearer the mountains, and used as a place of refuge. Helm's Deep was where Theoden fought his first battle of the War of the Ring, and the fields of Pelennor was where he was killed.
|After leaving Moria, Gimli stops to show Frodo an important view. 'They saw the forms of the encircling mountains mirrored in a profound blue, and the peaks were like plumes of white flame above them; beyond there was a space of sky. There like jewels sunk in the deep shone glinting stars, though sunlight was in the sky above. Of their own stooping forms no shadow could be seen.' Where was this?||Where in Middle Earth?
Kheled-Zaram. It means 'Mirrormere'. Kibil-Nala was the Dwarves' name for the Silverlode, the river that sprang from the same area. Khazad-Dum was of course their name for Moria, the place the Company had just left. The Dimrill Stair was the name of the high pass down from Caradhras.
|'They were in a long low room, filled with the light of lamps swinging from the beams of the roof, and on the table of dark polished wood stood many candles, tall and yellow, burning brightly.' Where was this?||Where in Middle Earth?
Tom Bombadil's house. This was the warm and welcoming home of Goldberry and Tom.
|'They knew they were drawing near to the end of their journey, and that it might be a very horrible end. The land about them grew bleak and barren, though once ... it had been green and fair. There was little grass, and before long there was neither bush nor tree, and only broken and blackened stumps to speak of ones long vanished. They were come to .... ' Where?||Where in Middle Earth?
the Desolation of the Dragon. This is from 'The Hobbit'. Thorin and Company have reached Smaug's mountain.
|'They stood on a wet floor of polished stone, the doorstep, as it were, of a rough-hewn gate of rock opening dark behind them. But in front a thin veil of water was hung, so near that Frodo could have put an outstretched arm into it. It faced westward.' Where was this?||Where in Middle Earth?
Henneth Annun. This was the Window of the Sunset. The sun's setting rays made the waterfall even more stunning. Faramir brought Frodo and Sam here after finding them stewing rabbit in Ithilien.
|'The village of ____ had some hundred stone houses of the Big Folk, mostly above the road, nestling on the hillside with windows looking west. On that side, running in more than half a circle from the hill and back to it, there was a deep dike with a thick hedge on the other side.' Which village?||Where in Middle Earth?
Bree . Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin come here to stay at the Prancing Pony, where they meet Strider for the first time (as well as Bill Ferny).
|'...a great mound, covered with a sward of grass as green as Springtime in the Elder Days. Upon it, as a double crown, grew two circles of trees: the outer had bark of snowy white, and were leafless but beautiful; the inner were mallorn trees of great height, still arrayed in pale gold. High amid the branches of a towering tree that stood in the centre of all there gleamed a white flet.' Where was this?||Where in Middle Earth?
Cerin Amroth. Frodo and the Fellowship's first real glimpse of the beauty of Lothlorien, Cerin Amroth is called 'the heart of the ancient realm as it was long ago.' When Aragorn died, Arwen chose Cerin Amroth as her final resting place, and came here to end her days.
|'They went along the lane, until they saw the thatched roofs of a large house and farm-buildings, peeping out among the trees. ... built of brick, and had a high wall around it. There was a wide wooden gate opening out of the wall into the lane.' Who lived here?||Where in Middle Earth?
Farmer Maggot. Farmer Maggot was unusual for hobbits, in that he lived in a building, rather than a hobbit-hole. Most of the Puddifoots of Stock, as well as the inhabitants of the village of the Marish, also lived in real houses.
|'At the top was an arch of interlacing letters in an Elvish character. Below, though the threads were in places blurred or broken, the outline could be seen of an anvil and a hammer surmounted by a crown with seven stars. Beneath these again were two trees, each bearing crescent moons. More clearly than all else there shone forth in the middle of the door a single star with many rays.' These are the Doors to ... where?||Where in Middle Earth?
Moria . Known by the Dwarves as Khazad-Dum, the kingdom of Moria was great and mighty in the days of it's glory. The Fellowship passed through during the quest to destroy the Ring, though Gandalf the Grey fell into the chasm with the Balrog.
|'They soon came to a wooden gate, high and broad, beyond which they could see gardens and a cluster of low wooden buildings, some thatched and made of unshaped logs, barns, stables, sheds, and a long low wooden house. Inside, on the southward side of the great hedge were rows and rows of hives with bell-shaped tops made of straw.' Who lived here?||Where in Middle Earth?
Beorn . From 'The Hobbit'. Beorn was a skin-changer (NOT a furrier as Bilbo thought at first!) and could take the shape of a huge black bear, or of a huge black-haired man with strong arms.
t. When arriving at the Grey Havens, the Elves board their ships to leave Middle Earth.
Minas Tirith . Minas Tirith is where Aragorn returns to reclaim his throne as King of Gondor.
The battle of Helm's Deep. Helm's Deep has lagoon-like caves and high cliffs. As you remember, Gimli and Legolas struck a deal: after their tasks were done, Gimli would show him the beauty of Helm's Deep and Legolas would show him the beauty of Fangorn forest.
Edoras. Theoden is King of the Golden Hall in Edoras and proves to be very valiant throughout the novels.
Fangorn. Ents are tree-herders and look very similar to giant trees. Treebeard is the oldest of all the Ents and is said to be the oldest of all living things.
f. Sauron dwells in the dark tower Barad-dur, while Saruman dwells in Orthanc, the tower at Isengard.
Mount Doom. Mount Doom is where the Last Alliance of Men and Elves fought against Sauron and where Isildur cut the Ring from the Dark Lord's finger.
t. As you remember Gollum led them into the lair of Shelob after he struck a deal with her. Note: This is the part of the story when I became extremely distraught.
Minas Morgul. Minas Morgul was originally named Minas Ithil when it was still a watchtower of Gondor, but when Sauron took over he gave it to his nine servants: the Nazgul.
Emyn Muil. The Emyn Muil is just one of the places Sam and Frodo have to pass as they venture into Mordor.
f. The Great River is called Anduin and eventually flows into the sea.
Lothlorien. Lothlorien is home to Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn.
Moria. It is said that the Dwarves of Moria "delved too deep and greedily" and awoke "shadow and flame".
Misty . The Misty Mountains are home to many things including: Orcs, Giants, Wolves, Dwarves, Trolls, Gollum and one big mother of a Balrog.
Rivendell. Lord Elrond and Arwen Evenstar dwell in the Last Homely House in the valley of Rivendell.
Weathertop. The watchtower was originally designed as a crown sitting upon a hill, but now all that remains are its ruins. Its Sindarin name, Amon sul, means Hill of Wind.
Bree. The Inn at Bree is called the Prancing Pony and is owned by the forgetful Barliman Butterbur.
Farthings . Hobbiton lies in the North-West Farthing. Old Toby grows in the South Farthing.