List of Middle-earth articles by category

This is a list of articles related to J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.

Races

*Ainur
**Valar
**Maiar
***Istari
***Balrogs
*Elves (Quendi, the "Elder Children of Ilúvatar", "The Firstborn") (see Sundering of the Elves)
**Calaquendi
***Vanyar — "Light Elves"
***Noldor — "Deep Elves"
***Teleri — "Sea Elves"
**Moriquendi
***Sindar — "Grey Elves"
***Nandor and Laiquendi — "Green Elves" or Silvan Elves
***Avari — "Unwilling"
*Men (Atani, the "Younger Children of Ilúvatar, The Followers")
**Atanatári — Men descended of or related to the 'Fathers of Men'
***Edain — Men of the West
****Bëorians — "First House of Men"
****Haladin — "Second House of Men"
*****Drúedain (Woses of Drúadan Forest)
****Marachians or Hadorians — "Third House of Men"
****Númenóreans — Men of the West
*****Dúnedain — Men of Gondor and Arnor
*****Black Númenóreans — Servants of Sauron
***Men of Twilight
****Northmen (Distant relations of Bëorians and Marachians)
*****Men of Dale, or "Bardings"
*****Men of Esgaroth
*****Rohirrim (Descendants of the Éothéod)
*****Beornings
*****Woodsmen of Mirkwood
****Dunlendings (Distant relations of Haladin)
****Men of Bree
**Easterlings
***Wainriders
***Balchoth
***Variags of Khand
**Southrons
***Haradrim of Far and Near Harad
***Corsairs of Umbar
**Forodwaith — Ice-men of the North
***Lossoth, also known as Snowmen of Forochel
*Half-elven
*Dwarves (Naugrim, the "Adopted Children of Ilúvatar")
*Hobbits
**Harfoots
**Stoors
**Fallohides
*Ents
**Huorns
*Eagles
*Dragons
*Orcs — usually called "goblins" in "The Hobbit"
**Uruk-hai
*Trolls
**Olog-hai
*Wargs

Characters

What follows is a brief and inevitably incomplete listing of characters from Tolkien's work who lived in Middle-earth, divided into First Age, Second Age, and Third Age. Note that characters are sorted according to several groups, and may appear multiple times. For a full list of characters see: List of Middle-earth characters.

First Age

"House of Finwë"
*Finwë
*Míriel (first wife of Finwë)
**Fëanor
*Indis (second wife of Finwë)
**Findis
**Fingolfin
**Irimë
**Finarfin

"Sons of Fëanor"
*Maedhros
*Maglor
*Celegorm
*Caranthir
*Curufin
**Celebrimbor
*Amrod
*Amras

House of Fingolfin
*Fingon
*Turgon
**Idril Celebrindal
*Aredhel
**Maeglin
*Argon

House of Finarfin
*Finrod Felagund
*Angrod
**Orodreth
***Rodnor Gil-galad
***Finduilas
*Aegnor
*Galadriel
**Celebrían
***Arwen

"House of Elwë and Olwë"
*Elwë (Elu Thingol)
*Melian (wife of Thingol)
**Lúthien Tinúviel
*Olwë
**Eärwen

"House of Bëor"
*Bëor the Old
*Bregor
**Barahir
***Beren Erchamion
**Bregolas
***Belegund
****Rían
***Baragund
****Morwen

"House of Marach"
*Marach
*Hador Lórindol
**Gundor
**Galdor
***Húrin
****Túrin Turambar
****Nienor Níniel
***Huor
****Tuor
**Glóredhel

"Descendants of Lúthien and Beren"
*Dior Thingol's Heir
**Eluréd and Elurín
**Elwing
***Elrond
***Elros

"Descendants of Idril and Tuor"
*Eärendil the Mariner
**Elrond
***Elladan
***Elrohir
***Arwen Undómiel
**Elros
***Kings of Númenor

"Haladin of Brethil"
*Haldad
*Haleth
*Haldar
*Haldan
***Halmir
****Haldir
*****Handir
******Brandir the Lame
****Hareth
*****Húrin
*****Huor
****Hundar

"Others"
*Círdan, lord of the Falas
*Beleg the Bowman
*Glorfindel of Gondolin
*Ecthelion of the Fountain
*Eöl the Dark Elf
*Maeglin, sister-son of Turgon
*Durin the Deathless, father of the Longbeards
*Gothmog, lord of Balrogs
*Sauron aka Gorthaur, Lord of Werewolves

For a list of the Valar, see that article.

econd Age

"Kings of Númenor": see Kings of Númenor

Sauron, a.k.a. Annatar

"Ringwraiths or Nazgûl"
*Witch-king of Angmar
*Khamûl, the Black Easterling

Third Age

"Thorin and Company"
*Thorin II Oakenshield
*Balin
*Dwalin
*Fíli
*Kíli
*Dori
*Nori
*Ori
*Óin
*Glóin
*Bifur
*Bofur
*Bombur
*Bilbo Baggins
*Gandalf The Grey(13 Dwarves, 1 Hobbit, and 1 Wizard)

"The Fellowship of the Ring"
*Frodo Baggins
*Samwise Gamgee (Sam)
*Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry)
*Peregrin Took (Pippin)
*Aragorn (Strider)
*Boromir
*Gandalf the Grey, White
*Legolas
*Gimli (son of Glóin)(4 Hobbits, 2 Men, 1 Wizard, 1 Elf, and 1 Dwarf)

"Kings of Gondor": see Kings of Gondor

"Kings of Arnor": see Kings of Arnor

"Kings of Arthedain": see Kings of Arthedain

"Chiefs of the Rangers of Arnor": see Chiefs of the Dúnedain

"Stewards of Gondor": see Stewards of Gondor

"Kings of Rohan": see Kings of Rohan

"Wizards or Istari":
*Saruman the White
*Gandalf the Grey
*Radagast the Brown
*Ithryn Luin (Blue Wizards)

"Dwarves of Durin's folk": see Durin's folk

"Other characters"
*Elves
**Círdan of Mithlond
**Celebrían, wife of Elrond
**Elladan
**Elrohir
**Thranduil, King of northern Mirkwood
*Men
**Beorn
**Vidugavia
**Vidumavi
**Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
*Hobbits
**Bandobras Bullroarer Took
**Déagol
**Sméagol, or Gollum
*Treebeard
*Tom Bombadil
*Shelob
*Sauron (often perceived as the Eye of Sauron)
*The Mouth of Sauron

Cosmology

*Timeless Halls
*
**The Void
**Arda
***The Sun
***The Moon
***Eärendil, the Evening Star
***The Two Trees
***The Two Lamps

Historical periods

A more detailed list can be found at Ages of Middle-earth.
#Years of the Lamps
#Years of the Trees
#Years of the Sun
#Ages of the Children of Ilúvatar
##First Age
##Second Age
##Third Age
##Fourth Age

Places

The stories takes mostly place in Beleriand, Eriador, and Rhovanion, but there are many other places in Middle-earth.

See also Aman, Númenor for places outside Middle-earth.

Nations and large regions

First Age only:
*Ard-galen, later "Anfauglith"
*Beleriand
**Doriath
**East Beleriand
**Falas
**Nan Elmoth
*Dor Daedeloth
*Dorthonion, later "Taur-nu-Fuin"
*Forodwaith
*Hithlum
*Ossiriand

Present after the First Age:
*Arnor
**Arthedain
**Cardolan
**Rhudaur
*Dorwinion
*Drúadan Forest
*Dunland
*Enedwaith
*Eriador
*Eregion, or "Hollin"
*Fangorn Forest
*Gap of Rohan
*Gondor
*Harad
*Khand
*Lindon
*Lothlórien, or simply "Lórien"
*Minhiriath
*Mirkwood, earlier also "Greenwood the Great"
*Mordor
**Gorgoroth
**Núrn
*The Old Forest
*Rohan, anciently Calenardhon
*Rhovanion, or "Wilderland"
*Rhûn
*The Shire

"See also" Regions of Gondor, Realms of Arda.

Natural features

Middle-earth was carefully designed by Tolkien, and contains many natural features such as rivers, mountains, and seas.

Large waters

First Age only:

*Bay of Balar
*Helcaraxë, the "Grinding Ice"
*Inland Sea of Helcar

Present after the First Age:

*Bay of Belfalas
*Belegaer the Great Sea
*Ice-bay of Forochel
*The Great Gulf
*Gulf of Lhûn (present only after the First Age)
*Lake Evendim
*Long Lake of Esgaroth
*Inland Sea of Núrnen
*Inland Sea of Rhûn

Mountains and Hills

First Age only:

*Crissaegrim, home of the great Eagles
*Mount Dolmed
*Echoriath or "Encircling Mountains"
*Ered Engrin or "Iron Mountains"

Present after the First Age:

*Amon Anwar
*Barrow-downs or Tyrn Gorthad
*Coldfells
*Emyn Muil
*Ephel Dúath
*Ered Gorgoroth or "Mountains of Terror"
*Ered Lithui or "Ash Mountains"
*Ered Luin or "Blue Mountains", also known as "Ered Lindon"
*Ered Mithrin or "Grey Mountains"
*Ettenmoors
*Hills of Evendim or Emyn Uial
*Hithaeglir the "Misty Mountains"
*Iron Hills
*Lonely Mountain or "Erebor"
*Mount Doom or "Amon Amarth"
*Mount Gram
*Mount Gundabad
*Mount Mindolluin
*Mountains of Angmar
*Orocarni
*Sarn Gebir
*Tower Hills or "Emyn Beraid"
*Weathertop or "Amon Sûl"
*White Downs

Rivers

First Age only:

*Esgalduin
*Gelion
*Sirion

See also the Seven rivers of Ossiriand

Present after the First Age:

*Adorn
*Anduin the "Great River"
*Baranduin or "Brandywine"
*Bruinen or "Loudwater"
*Carnen or "Redwater"
*Celduin or "River Running"
*Forest River of Mirkwood
*Greylin
*Gwathló or "Greyflood"
*Isen or "Angren"
*Mering Stream
*Mitheithel or "Hoarwell"
*Morgulduin
*Onodló or "Entwash"
*Snowbourn
*Withywindle of the Old Forest

See also Rivers of Gondor

For a full list of rivers, see: List of Middle-earth rivers.

Cities, fortresses and other populated places

First Age only:
*Angband
*Gondolin
*Menegroth
*Nargothrond

Present after the First Age:
*Annúminas
*Bree
*Caras Galadhon
*Dale
*Dol Amroth
*Edhellond
*Edoras
*Esgaroth the "Lake-town"
*Fornost
*Helm's Deep
*Isengard or "Angrenost"
*Lond Daer or "Lond Daer Enedh"
*Minas Morgul or "Minas Ithil"
*Minas Tirith or "Minas Anor"
*Moria or "Khazad-dûm"
*Osgiliath
*Rivendell or "Imladris"
*Tharbad
*Umbar

See also Cities of Gondor

Miscellaneous

*Argonath or "The Pillars of the Kings"
*Black Gate
*Dead Marshes
*Rath Dínen

Major languages

*General overview

*Valarin
*Elvish languages:
**Sindarin
**Quenya
*"Mannish languages":
**Adûnaic (the language of Númenor)
***Westron (aka Common Speech)
***Tongue of Umbar's Black Númenóreans
**"Rohirric", (translated with Anglo-Saxon)
*Khuzdul (Dwarvish language)
*Black Speech
*Entish, a language based on an ancient form of Common Eldarin
*Tengwar script
*Sarati script
*Cirth runes

Items

*The One Ring aka "Ruling Ring"
*The Rings of Power
**The Three Rings of the Elves:
***Narya
***Nenya
***Vilya
*The Silmaril
*The Arkenstone
*The Palantíri
*The Red Arrow of Gondor

Weapons

*Anglachel
*Glamdring
*Hadhafang (movies only)
*Narsil
*Orcrist
*Sting
*Aeglos

Unions

*The Fellowship of the Ring
*The Last Alliance of Elves and Men

Battles

*Battles of Beleriand
*Battle of the Crossings of Erui
*Battle of the Pelennor Fields
*Battle of Dagorlad
*Battle of Bywater

Timeline

"See Timeline of Middle-earth."

For a list of Middle-earth related articles by name, see: List of Middle-earth articles.


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