The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


Alphabetical index

Browse topics


Tolkien news and resources

Sponsors and associates

User Guide

About the Encyclopedia of Arda

Finding Entries

The quickest way to find what you're looking for is just to use the site search feature. If you're searching for an accented name, you don't need to worry about the accents, so (for example) if you want to find the entry for Eárrámë, just search for 'earrame'.

You'll also find the entries on the site arranged in indexes, both alphabetically and broken down by subject matter: races, places and other miscellaneous categories.

Other Resources

There are lots of other tools, guides and articles available on the site. Some of the most popular are:

There's plenty more to find as well; just look through the various menus and options to see what else you can find.

Date Conventions

Years are shown preceded by their Age in Roman numerals (for example, III 2941 represents the year 2941 of the Third Age - the year in which The Hobbit is set). Dates like this are always connected to the interactive Chronicle of Arda: click on a date to see the events of the century around it. There is no definitive chronology of the First Age, so years are extrapolated from events within the Silmarillion, supplemented by other sources - see the entry for 'First Age' for more details.


Where possible, pronunciation guides represent the sounds of a name as it would be rendered in natural English. There are a few exceptions (such as ch or y) where the sounds required don't exist in English, and in this case, further explanation is provided. Stress is shown by the use of a stress-mark (') after the stressed vowel sound.

Legal Bit

Please remember that all the images, maps and text on this site are subject to copyright. If you'd like to make use of any of the contents of the site, please refer to the Site FAQ for conditions of use.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1997-2017. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.