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Glossary

One thing that makes J. R. R. Tolkien's writings unique is that he didn't just write stories. He created a whole world, described in great detail. These details included information about Middle Earth's language, culture, history, geography, flora and fauna. With so much detail it can be easy to become a little overwhelmed by it all. This section provides explanations for some of the terms that appear in the stories.


Ainur
Balrogs
Beleriand
Dragons
Dwarves
Elves
Goblins - See Orcs
Gondolin
Hobbits
Istari
Maiar
Middle Earth
Minas Arnor - See Minas Tirith
Minas Ithil - See Minas Morgul
Minas Morgul
Minas Tirith
Mithril
Mount Doom - see Orodruin
Noldor - See Elves
Numenor
Orcs
Orodruin
Osgiliath
Sindar - See Elves
Trolls
Uruk-Hai
Valar
Valier - See Valar

Notes in this style text indicate comments about the Peter Jackson film adaptation of Lord of the Rings.

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