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Maps

Aelin-uial
Aldburg
Almaida
Alqualondë
Aman
Amon Amarth
Amon Hen
Amon Sûl
Amon Tirith
Andor
Anfauglith
Angband
Angmar
Annúminas
Anórien
Arda
Argonath
Armenelos
Arnor
Arthedain
Arthórien
Bag End
Barad Nimras
Barad-dûr
Barazinbar
Barrow-downs
Battle of Azanulbizar
Battle of Fornost
Battle of Nanduhirion
Battle of Sudden Flame
Battle of the Crossings of Erui
Battle of the Hornburg
Battle of the Mines of Moria
Bay of Balar
Bay of Belfalas
Bay of Eldanna
Beacons of Gondor
Belegaer
Belegost
Beleriand
Belfalas
Black Chasm
Black Land
Black Pit
Blessed Realm
Blue Mountains
Brandy Hall
Brandywine Bridge
Bree
Breredon
Brethil
Bridge of Mitheithel
Brockenbores
Buckland
Bywater
Bywater Road
Cabed-en-Aras
Calacirya
Calenardhon
Cape Balar
Caradhras
Caras Galadhon
Carchost
Cardolan
Carrock
Causeway Forts
Cirith Ungol
Company of the Ring
Cracks of Doom
Crickhollow
Crissaegrim
Crossings of Isen
Crossings of Teiglin
Cuiviénen
Dagor Bragollach
Dagor-nuin-Giliath
Dale
Dark Country
Dark Tower
Dead Marshes
Deephallow
Dimbar
Dimrill Stair
Dol Amroth
Dol Guldur
Doors of Durin
Dor Firn-i-Guinar
Dor-lómin
Doriath
Dorthonion
Dorwinion
Drúwaith Iaur
Dry River
Dunland
Durin’s Tower
Dwarf-kingdom
Dwarrowdelf
East Beleriand
East Road
East-gate of Moria
Eastfarthing of the Shire
Eastmarch of the Shire
Edoras
Eglador
Eithel Sirion
Ekkaia
Eldamar
Elenna
Elostirion
Elvenking’s Halls
Emyn Arnen
Emyn Muil
Emyn Uial
Enchanted River
Encircling Mountains
Encircling Sea
Endless Stair
Endóre
Enedwaith
Ennor
Éothéod
Ephel Brandir
Ephel Dúath
Erebor
Ered Gorgoroth
Ered Luin
Ered Nimrais
Ered Wethrin
Eregion
Eriador
Eryn Lasgalen
Eryn Vorn
Ethring
Everholt
Fallohides
Falls of Rauros
Fangorn Forest
Fanuidhol
Far Downs
Farthings
Fellowship of the Ring
Fen of Serech
Field of Celebrant
Fire-mountain
Firien Wood
Firth of Drengist
Folklands
Fords of Isen
Fords of Poros
Forest of Neldoreth
Forest River
Forlindon
Fornost Erain
Forsaken Inn
Four Farthings
Fourth Battle
Framsburg
Gabilgathol
Gap of Rohan
Gates of Mordor
Girdle of Melian
Gladden Fields
Gladden River
Glittering Caves
Golden Wood
Gondolin
Gondor
Great River
Great Sea of the West
Great Smials
Greater Gelion
Green Hill Country
Green Hills
Greenfields
Greenwood the Great
Grey Havens
Grey Mountains
Grindwall
Gulf of Lhûn
Hadhodrond
Haerast
Haladin
Halifirien
Halls of Mandos
Halls of Waiting
Harad
Harondor
Haven of the Swans
Haven of Umbar
Hells of Iron
High Faroth
High Moor
Hildórien
Hills of the Hunters
Himlad
Himring
Hithaeglir
Hither Lands
Hithlum
Hobbiton
Hobbiton Hill
Hyarnustar
Ilmarin
Imladris
Inland Sea of Helcar
Iron Hills
Isengard
Isle of Balar
Ithilien
Ivrin
Karningul
Khand
Khazad-dûm
Kingdoms of the Dúnedain
Lake Evendim
Land of Seven Rivers
Land of the Halflings
Langstrand
Laurelin
Lindon
Linhir
Lisgardh
Lithlad
Little Lune
Loeg Ningloron
Lonely Mountain
Long Lake
Long Marshes
Longbottom
Lórien
Lothlann
Lothlórien
Maglor’s Gap
Marshes of Nevrast
Meduseld
Menegroth
Mering Stream
Mickleburg
Middle-earth
Minas Anor
Minas Ithil
Minas Morgul
Minas Tirith
Minas Tirith
Mindolluin
Mines of Moria
Minhiriath
Mirkwood
Misty Mountains
Mithe
Mithlond
Moontower
Moors of the Nibin-noeg
Morannon
Mordor
Moria
Mound of Elendil
Mount Dolmed
Mount Doom
Mount Taras
Mountains of Shadow
Mouths of Anduin
Mouths of Entwash
Mouths of Sirion
Nan Dungortheb
Nan Elmoth
Nanduhirion
Nargothrond
Nen Hithoel
Nevrast
Nogrod
North Undeep
North-kingdom
Northfarthing of the Shire
Númenor
Nurn
Old Forest
Ondosto
Orocarni
Orodruin
Orthanc
Osgiliath
Ossiriand
Palantíri
Pass of Aglon
Pelargir
Pelennor Fields
Pelóri
Phurunargian
Plateau of Gorgoroth
Quest of Erebor
Rammas Echor
Redhorn Pass
Reunited Kingdom
Rhosgobel
Rhudaur
Rhûn
Ride of Eorl
Ringló Vale
Rivendell
River Adorn
River Adurant
River Anduin
River Aros
River Ascar
River Baranduin
River Brandywine
River Brithon
River Carnen
River Celduin
River Celebrant
River Entwash
River Glanduin
River Greyflood
River Gwathló
River Isen
River Langflood
River Legolin
River Lune
River Narog
River Nenning
River Nimrodel
River Rhibdad
River Rhimdath
River Ringló
River Rushdown
River Shirebourn
River Silverlode
River Siril
River Sirion
River Teiglin
Rohan
Rómenna
Ruin of Beleriand
Scary
Sea of Núrnen
Sea of Rhûn
Seeing-stones
Seven Gates of Gondolin
Seven Rivers of Ossir
Shathûr
Siege of Umbar
Silent Hill
Snowbourn River
Sons of Fëanor
Sorontil
South-kingdom
Southfarthing of the Shire
Standelf
Starwards
Stock
Stone of Amon Sûl
Stone of Erech
Stone of the Hapless
Stones of Arnor
Stoningland
Swanhaven
Taniquetil
Tarn Aeluin
Tasarinan
Telperion
Thangorodrim
Tharbad
The Angle
The Causeway
The Causeway
The Forest
The Golden Perch
The Hill
The Marish
The Shire
The Stock-brook
The Water
The West
The Wild
Thousand Caves
Tirion
Tol Galen
Tol Morwen
Tower of Amon Sûl
Tower of Cirith Ungol
Tower of Guard
Trees of Silver and Gold
Troll-fells
Two Trees of the Valar
Two Trees of Valinor
Tyrn Gorthad
Udûn
Umbar
Underhill
Undying Lands
Vale of the Great River
Vales of Anduin
Valinor
Valmar
Watchwood
Water of Awakening
Weathertop
West Beleriand
West of the World
West over Sea
West-gate of Moria
Westernesse
Westfarthing of the Shire
Westfold
Westlands of Middle-earth
Wetwang
White Mountains
White Tree
Windle-reach
Withered Heath
Wood of Anwar
Zirak
Zirakzigil

Illustrations

Aelin-uial
Amon Amarth
Argonath
Barrow-downs
Caradhras
Crissaegrim
Eagles
Eärendil
Ered Lithui
Fens of Sirion
Fiery Mountain
Fire-mountain
Gladden River
Glamdring
Glaurung
Gondolin
Hithaeglir
Menelvagor
Meres of Twilight
Misty Mountains
Mount Doom
Mountain of Fire
Mountains of Mist
Nen Hithoel
Nîn-in-Eilph
Orodruin
Orthanc
Redhorn
Swanfleet
Swans
Taniquetil
The Moon
The Rider
Tindrock Isle
Tol Brandir
Trolls
Túrin
Twilight Meres
Twilit Meres
Urulóki
Wain
Waterlands of the Swans

Family Trees and Genealogies

Adalbert Bolger
Adaldrida Bolger
Adalgar Bolger
Adalgrim Took
Adanedhel
Adrahil
Adrahil
Adûnaic
Adûnakhôr
Aegnor
Afterborn
Alatáriel
Aldarion
Aldaron
Aldor the Old
Almarian
Amandil
Amanyar
Amarië
Amethyst Hornblower
Amlach
Amlaith of Fornost
Amras
Amrod
Amroth
Anardil
Anárion
Andróg
Andwise ‘Andy’ Roper
Angamaitë
Angrim
Angrod
Anson Roper
Ar-Abattârik
Ar-Adûnakhôr
Ar-Belzagar
Ar-Feiniel
Ar-Gimilzôr
Ar-Inziladûn
Ar-Pharazôn
Ar-Zimraphel
Arador
Araglas
Aragorn Elessar
Aragorn I
Aragost
Arahad I
Arahad II
Arahael
Aranarth
Aranel
Arantar
Aranuir
Araphant
Araphor
Arassuil
Aratan
Arathorn I
Arathorn II
Araval
Aravir
Aravorn
Araw
Aredhel Ar-Feiniel
Argeleb I
Argeleb II
Argonui
Arnor
Artamir
Arthedain
Arvedui Last-king
Arvegil
Arveleg I
Arveleg II
Arwen Evenstar
Atanalcar
Atanamir
Atanatar I
Atanatar II Alcarin
Atanatári
Atani
Aulë
Aulendil
Avari
Azog
Baggins Family
Bain
Balan
Balbo Baggins
Baldor
Balin
Bandobras ‘Bullroarer’ Took
Baragund
Barahir
Barahir
Barahir
Baran
Bard I
Bard II
Basso Boffin
Belba Baggins
Belecthor I
Belecthor II
Beleg of Arthedain
Belegorn
Belegund
Belegûr
Belegurth
Bell Goodchild
Belladonna Took
Béma
Bëor
Beorn
Bereg
Beregond
Beren
Beren
Berúthiel
Berylla Boffin
Bifur
Bilbo Baggins
Bilbo Gamgee
Bingo Baggins
Black Númenóreans
Blanco
Boffin Family
Bofur
Bolg
Bolger Family
Bombur
Bór
Borin
Borlach
Borlad
Boromir
Boromir
Boromir
Boron
Borthand
Bosco Boffin
Bowman ‘Nick’ Cotton
Brand
Brandir
Brandybuck Family
Brego
Bregolas
Bregor
Brytta Léofa
Bucca of the Marish
Buffo Boffin
Bullroarer
Bungo Baggins
Calaquendi
Calimehtar
Calimehtar
Calimmacil
Caliondo
Calmacil
Camellia Sackville
Caranthir
Carc
Cardolan
Carl
Castamir
Celandine Brandybuck
Celeborn
Celeborn
Celebrían
Celebrimbor
Celebrindor
Celegorm
Celepharn
Cemendur
Chieftain of the Dúnedain
Children of Húrin
Children of the Sun
Chubb-Baggins Family
Cirion
Ciryandil
Ciryon
Common Speech
Cotman
Cottar
Cotton Family
Curufin
Curufinwë
Dáin I
Dáin II Ironfoot
Daisy Gamgee
Daisy Gamgee
Deep Elves
Denethor
Denethor I
Denethor II
Déor
Diamond of Long Cleeve
Dior
Dior
Dírhael
Dís
Donnamira Took
Doomsman of the Valar
Dora Baggins
Dorlas
Draugluin
Drogo Baggins
Druda Burrows
Drúedain
Dudo Baggins
Duinhir
Dúnedain
Dúnedain of the North
Dúnhere
Dunlendings
Durin III
Durin VI
Durin VII
Durin’s Folk
Durin’s Heir
Dwalin
Eärendil
Eärendil
Eärendur
Eärnil I
Eärnil II
Eärnur
Eärwen
Easterlings
Ecthelion I
Ecthelion II
Edain
Egalmoth
Elanor Gamgee
Elbereth
Eldacar
Eldacar
Eldar
Eldarin
Eldarion
Elder Children of Ilúvatar
Elder Kindred
Elder King
Elendil
Elendur
Elendur
Elf-letters
Elf-Man
Elf-speech
Elfhild
Elfstan Fairbairn
Elfwine
Elladan
Elmo
Elrohir
Elrond
Elros Tar-Minyatur
Eluréd
Elurín
Elven-tongue
Elves
Elves of Mirkwood
Elves of the Twilight
Elves of the Wood
Elves of Valinor
Elvish
Elwë Singollo
Elwing
Emeldir
Emerwen Aranel
Eöl
Éomer Éadig
Éomund of Eastfold
Eorl
Éothéod
Éowyn
Eradan
Ereinion Gil-galad
Erendis
Erkenbrand
Esmeralda Took
Estë
Estel
Estella Bolger
Everard Took
Exiles
Exiles of Númenor
Fair Elves
Fairbairn Family
Falmari
Faramir
Faramir
Faramir Took I
Farmer Maggot
Fastolph Bolger
Fastred
Fastred of Greenholm
Fathers of the Dwarves
Fëanor
Fëanorians
Fëanturi
Felagund
Fengel
Ferumbras Took II
Ferumbras Took III
Fíli
Finarfin
Finduilas
Finduilas
Fingolfin
Fingon
Finrod Felagund
Finwë
Fíriel
Fíriel
First House of the Edain
Firstborn
Folca
Folco Boffin
Folcred
Folcwine
Forn
Forthwini
Fortinbras Took I
Fortinbras Took II
Fosco Baggins
Fram
Fréa
Fréaláf Hildeson
Fréawine
Freca
Fredegar ‘Fatty’ Bolger
Frerin
Frodo Baggins
Frodo Gardner
Frór
Frumgar
Fundin
Gaerys
Gaffer Gamgee
Galadhon
Galadhrim
Galador
Galadriel
Galathil
Galathilion
Galdor
Gálmód
Gamgee Family
Gamling
Gammidge Family
Gamwich Family
Gardner Family
Gelmir
Gerontius Took
Gilraen
Gilthoniel
Gimilkhâd
Gimli Elf-friend
Girion
Glóin
Glóin son of Gróin
Glóredhel
Goldberry
Goldilocks Gamgee
Goldwine
Golodhrim
Goodbody Family
Gorbadoc ‘Broadbelt’ Brandybuck
Gorhendad Oldbuck (later Brandybuck)
Gorlim the Unhappy
Gormadoc ‘Deepdelver’ Brandybuck
Gram
Green-elves
Greenhand Family
Grey-elves
Gríma Wormtongue
Grimbeorn the Old
Gróin
Grór
Guilin
Gundahad Bolger
Gundahar Bolger
Gundor
Gwaihir
Gwindor
Hador
Hador
Haladin
Haldad
Haldan
Haldar
Haldir
Haldir
Haleth
Haleth
Half-elven
Halfast ‘Hal’ Gamgee
Halflings
Halfred Gamgee
Halfred of Overhill
Hallas
Hallatan
Halmir
Háma
Hamfast ‘Gaffer’ Gamgee
Hamfast Gamgee
Hamfast of Gamwich
Hamson Gamgee
Handir
Haradrim
Harding of the Hill
Hareth
Harfoots
Hathol
Heir of Elendil
Heir of Isildur
Helm Hammerhand
Heribald Bolger
Herion
Herucalmo
Herumor
Herunúmen
High King
High King of the Noldor
High-elven
Hilda Bracegirdle
Hildibrand Took
Hildifons Took
Hildor
Hob Gammidge
Hobbits
Holman Greenhand
Holman the greenhanded
House of Bëor
House of Durin
House of Elendil
House of Eorl
House of Fëanor
House of Finarfin
House of Fingolfin
House of Finrod
House of Hador
House of Haleth
House of Húrin
House of Isildur
Hugo Bracegirdle
Hunthor
Huntsman of the Valar
Huor
Húrin
Húrin I
Húrin II
Hyarmendacil I
Hyarmendacil II
Îbal
Idril Celebrindal
Imrahil
Imrazôr the Númenórean
Indis
Indor
Ingwë
Inziladûn
Inzilbêth
Iorlas
Irmo
Isembard Took
Isengar Took
Isengrim Took II
Isengrim Took III
Isildur
Isildur’s Heir
Isumbras Took I
Isumbras Took III
Isumbras Took IV
Ivorwen
Ivy Goodenough
Jago Boffin
Khîm
Kíli
King of all the Dúnedain
King of Arnor
King of Arthedain
King of Dale
King of Doriath
King of Durin’s Folk
King of Gondolin
King of Gondor
King of Gondor and Arnor
King of Khazad-dûm
King of Nargothrond
King of Númenor
King of Rhovanion
King of Rohan
King of the Éothéod
King of the Second Line
King under the Mountain
Lady of Dor-lómin
Lady of Lórien
Lady of the Galadhrim
Lady of the Golden Wood
Lady of the Stars
Lady of the Westlands
Laiquendi
Lalaith
Landroval
Largo Baggins
Larnach
Laura Grubb
Lavender Grubb
Legolas Greenleaf
Lenwë
Léod
Light-elves
Lily Baggins
Linda Baggins
Lindar
Lindórië
Line of Kings
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins (née Bracegirdle)
Longfather-tree of Master Samwise
Longo Baggins
Lord of Andúnië
Lord of Arnor and Gondor
Lord of Brethil
Lord of Dale
Lord of Dor-lómin
Lord of Emyn Arnen
Lord of Nargothrond
Lord of Narog
Lord of Rivendell
Lord of the Éothéod
Lord of the Glittering Caves
Lord of the Mark
Loremasters
Lórien
Lothíriel
Lotho Sackville-Baggins
Lúthien Tinúviel
Madoc ‘Proudneck’ Brandybuck
Maedhros
Maeglin
Maglor
Magor
Mairen
Malach Aradan
Malantur
Mallor
Malvegil
Mandos
Manwë
Manwendil
Marach
Marcho
Mardil Voronwë
Marhari
Marmadas Brandybuck
Marmadoc Brandybuck ‘the Masterful’
Marroc Brandybuck
Master of Buckland
Master of the Fates of Arda
Masters of Spirits
May Gamgee
Melian
Melilot Brandybuck
Melkor
Men
Men of Bree
Men of Darkness
Men of Harad
Men of Númenor
Men of Westernesse
Menegilda Goold
Meneldil
Meneldur
Mentha Brandybuck
Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck
Merimac Brandybuck
Merimas Brandybuck
Merry Gamgee
Mîm
Minalcar
Minardil
Minastan
Minastir
Minto Burrows
Mirabella Took
Míriel
Míriel Serindë
Mithrellas
Morgoth
Moriquendi
Mormegil
Mortals
Morwen
Morwen Steelsheen
Mrs. Lily Cotton (née Lily Brown)
Mungo Baggins
Myrtle Burrows
Náin
Náin I
Náin II
Námo
Nandor
Narmacil I
Narmacil II
Neithan
Nerdanel
Nerwen
Nessa
Nienna
Niënor Níniel
Nimloth
Nimloth
Nimrodel
Níniel
Noldor
Nolondil
North-kingdom
Northern Line
Northmen
Northmen of Rhovanion
Númenóreans
Óin
Óin
Old Gammidgy
Old Rory Brandybuck
Old Took
Oldbuck Family
Olo Proudfoot
Olofantur
Olwë
Ondoher
Orald
Orgulas Brandybuck
Ornendil
Orodreth
Orodreth
Oromë
Oropher
Orophin
Ossë
Ostoher
Otho Sackville-Baggins
Paladin Took II
Pansy Baggins
Pearl Took
Pelendur
Peony Baggins
People of Hador
People of the Stars
Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took I
Pervinca Took
Pimpernel Took
Pippin Gamgee
Polo Baggins
Ponto Baggins
Porto Baggins
Posco Baggins
Primula Brandybuck
Prince of Dol Amroth
Prince of Ithilien
Prisca Baggins
Queen of Doriath
Queen of Númenor
Queen of the Earth
Queen of the Stars
Quendi
Red Book of Westmarch
Regent of Gondor
Rhudaur
Rían
Riders of Rohan
River-woman
Roäc
Rohirrim
Rómendacil I
Rómendacil II
Rorimac ‘Goldfather’ Brandybuck
Rosamunda Took
Rose
Rose Cotton
Rowan
Ruby Bolger
Ruby Gamgee
Rudolph Bolger
Rufus Burrows
Ruling Queen of Númenor
Runes
S.-B.s
Sackville Family
Sackville-Baggins Family
Sadoc Brandybuck
Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee
Sapphira Brockhouse
Saradoc ‘Scattergold’ Brandybuck
Sea-elves
Second People
Self-cursed
Seredic Brandybuck
Shelob
Ship-king
Shire-hobbits
Shire-thain
Sigismond Took
Silmariën
Silpion
Silvan Elvish
Sindar
Siriondil
Siriondil
Sons of Elrond
Sons of Eorl
Sons of Fëanor
Steward of Gondor
Stoors
Stoors of the Angle
Strider
Súrion
Tar-Alcarin
Tar-Aldarion
Tar-Amandil
Tar-Anárion
Tar-Ancalimë
Tar-Ancalimon
Tar-Ardamin
Tar-Atanamir the Great
Tar-Calion
Tar-Calmacil
Tar-Ciryatan
Tar-Elendil
Tar-Herunúmen
Tar-Hostamir
Tar-Meneldur
Tar-Minastir
Tar-Minyatur
Tar-Palantir
Tar-Súrion
Tar-Telperiën
Tar-Vanimeldë
Tarannon Falastur
Tarcil
Tarciryan
Tarondor
Tarondor
Tarostar
Tauron
Telemnar
Teleri
Telerin
Telperion
Telumehtar Umbardacil
Tengwar
Thain of the Shire
Thain’s Book
The Elvenking
The Halfling
The Lame
The Unwilling
Thengel
Theobald Bolger
Théoden
Théodred
Théodwyn
Thingol
Thingol’s Heir
Third Clan
Third House of the Edain
Thorin I
Thorin II Oakenshield
Thorin III Stonehelm
Thorondir
Thorondor
Thorongil
Thráin I
Thráin II
Thranduil
Thrór
Tindómiel
Togo Goodbody
Tolman ‘Tom’ Cotton, junior
Tolman ‘Tom’ Cotton, senior
Tom Bombadil
Tomb of Elendil
Took Family
Tree-people
Tulkas
Tuor
Turambar
Turambar
Turgon
Turgon
Túrin
Túrin I
Túrin II
Uinen
Uldor the Accursed
Ulfang the Black
Ulfast
Ulmo
Ulwarth
Undómiel
Ungoliant
Vairë
Valacar
Valandil of Arnor
Valandil of Númenor
Valandur
Vána
Vanyar
Varda Elentári
Vardamir Nólimon
Vardilmë
Vëantur
Vidugavia
Vorondil
Voronwë
Walda
Westron
White Lady of Gondolin
White Tree
White Tree of Minas Tirith
White Tree of Númenor
White Tree of Tol Eressëa
Wilcome ‘Will’ Cotton
Wild Men
Wilimar Bolger
Wiseman Gamwich
Wood-elves
Woses
Wulf
Yavanna
Yávien
Younger Children of Ilúvatar

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