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Dates
Extant III 3019
Location
Encountered by Frodo and Sam in Ithilien
Race
Division
Uncertain, but probably one of the Dúnedain1
Culture
Settlements
Apparently based at Henneth Annûn
Pronunciation
ma'blung
Meaning
'With weighted hand'2
Note
This Mablung is not to be confused with Mablung of the Heavy Hand, an Elf of Doriath who lived during the First Age

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Mablung

Ranger of Ithilien

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A soldier of Faramir and Ranger of the land of Ithilien during the last years of the Third Age, encountered by Frodo and Sam on their journey to Cirith Ungol.


Notes

1

Though we're never explicitly told that Mablung was a Dúnadan, Faramir referred to his Rangers, including Mablung, as generally belonging to that people. That fact, and Mablung's Elvish name, make his identity as one of the Dúnedain relatively sure.

2

This apparently curious derivation comes from the fact that Mablung shared his name with an Elf of the First Age, Mablung of the Heavy Hand. That earlier Mablung in turn got his name from a famous incident that involved the dropping of the hand of Beren and the Silmaril it held - see the entry for Mablung of the Heavy Hand for all the details.

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