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Dates
Known to be extant between 18 September III 3018 and 25 March III 30191
Race
Division
Pronunciation
gwy'heer ('gwy' to rhyme with English 'eye')
Meaning
'wind lord'
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  • Updated 11 August 2002
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Gwaihir

The Great Eagle known as the Windlord

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The lord of the Eagles of Middle-earth at the time of the War of the Ring. He rescued Gandalf from the pinnacle of Orthanc, and from the peak of Zirakzigil, and he and his kind brought Frodo and Sam out of Mordor after the destruction of the One Ring.


Notes

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The dates shown here represent definite appearances of Gwaihir - doubtless he lived for some time before and after this period.

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