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The title came into use after the One Ring was made in c.II 1600; the Ring was destroyed on 25 March III 3019
A reference to Sauron's mastery of the One Ring
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Lord of the Ring

The Dark Lord Sauron

"The Lord of the Ring is not Frodo, but the master of the Dark Tower of Mordor, whose power is again stretching out over the world!"
Words of Gandalf
from The Fellowship of the Ring II 1 Many Meetings

A rare title for Sauron, the master of the One Ring. In fact, it occurs on only one occasion in The Lord of the Rings: in Rivendell, Pippin wrongly granted the title to Frodo, but was quickly corrected by Gandalf with the words shown above.

See also...

The Ring

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