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Inside Middle-earth

J. R. R. Tolkien
299.6k viewsThe History Of Lord Of The Rings For Casual Fans, So You Don't Have To Read 10,000 PagesTolkien's Middle Earth is one of the richest fantasy worlds ever conceived; so rich that few are familiar with the entire mythos. ...
Literature
97 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About AragornAragorn – or Strider to a number of the hobbits – joins the story as a great fighter and little else but it isn't long before his ...
Watchworthy
29 voters'Lord of the Rings' Fans Reveal Obscure Lore About ArwenArwen in the movies and Arwen in the books are quite different, and those differences have led fans to point out a number of lesse...
Literature
640 votersLore Details About Balrogs That The 'Lord of the Rings' Don't Tell YouIn Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the world (those who hadn't read the books, anyway) was intr...
Fantasy
787 votersThings You Probably Didn't Know About The Battle Of Helm's DeepThere is no shortage of intense and important skirmishes in the Lord of the Rings franchise, but the one most readers and fans of ...
Fantasy
172 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About Bilbo BagginsThanks to The Hobbit, we learn a lot more about Bilbo Baggins than what is hinted at in Lord of the Rings. However, there are stil...
Total Nerd
508 votersObscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About BoromirBoromir may not be a part of the Fellowship for long but there is still plenty of history to learn about one of the heroes of Gond...
Entertainment
236 votersObscure Lore About 'Lord of the Rings' Creatures The Films Don't Tell YouDespite a runtime of over nine hours (more than 11 hours for the extended DVD editions), the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy could...
LOTR
231 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About DenethorDenethor might not win a lot of points in the eyes of readers and viewers of Lord of the Rings but there are still a number of thi...
Entertainment
142 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About DwarvesThe dwarves of Middle Earth spend a lot of time in the spotlight throughout The Hobbit but there is still a lot about the race tha...
LOTR
705 votersElven Lore Details The 'Lord of the Rings' Films Don't Tell YouIf you've watched The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, you already know the Elves are a race of beautiful and enigmatic bei...
Tolkien Universe
594 votersFans Are Pointing Out Obscure Elvish Lore From 'The Lord Of The Rings'Lord of the Rings is a dense series with lots of backstory and bits of history are only weakly alluded to on the pages. Fans have ...
LOTR
182 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About EowynEowyn gets a bit of the short shrift in the Lord of the Rings films, but there is a lot more to learn about her in the books. From...
Tolkien Universe
25 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About FaramirFaramir may not be as remembered as his brother for those who have only seen the Lord of the Rings movies, but the other son of De...
Tolkien Universe
172 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About The FellowshipWith the members of the Fellowship containing someone from nearly every walk of life in Middle-Earth there are tons of details abo...
Frodo Baggins
140 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About Frodo BagginsFor all the focus on him in the story, there is still a lot about Frodo Baggins that LOTR fans might not know about the Ringbearer...
Culture
649 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About GaladrielWhen the fellowship crosses paths with Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring it's clear that she's immensely powerful, but viewe...
Gandalf
188 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About GandalfGandalf is one of the most powerful people in all of Middle-earth. But he's so old and wrapped in mystery that there is a ton of h...
Culture
261 votersLore Details About Gimli The 'Lord Of The Rings' Films Don't Tell YouThere's less Gimli lore than that of other LOTR characters, but that doesn't mean moviegoers know everything there is to know abou...
Literature
157 votersFans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About Goblins And OrcsGoblins and Orcs were the backbone of Sauron's armies and the enemies the Fellowship and Bilbo's party most frequently had to deal...