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{{quote|But suddenly the [[Mirror of Galadriel|Mirror]] went altogether dark, as dark as if a hole had been opened in the world of sight. . .  In the abyss there appeared a single Eye that slowly grew, until it filled nearly all the Mirror.  So terrible was it that [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] stood rooted, unable to cry out or to withdraw his gaze.  The Eye was rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat's, watchful and intent, and the black slit of its pupil opened on a pit, a window into nothing.|[[The Mirror of Galadriel]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''}}
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[[File:John Howe - The Eye of Sauron 01.jpg|thumb|The ''Eye of Sauron'' as portrayed by [[John Howe]]]]
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The '''Eye of Sauron''', called by many various names, was the symbol of [[Sauron]] the Dark Lord.  This symbol was adopted to show his unceasing vigilance and piercing perception, and was displayed on the weaponry of his servants, or at least the [[orcs]].
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:The card "[http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/selectCard/card_id/53227/cards_lang/1 Eye of Sauron]" appeared in ''[[Middle-earth: The Wizards|The Wizards]]'' (the first set for the game), used as to improve the prowess of each automatic-attack against other players. "[http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/selectCard/card_id/54002/cards_lang/1 The Lidless Eye]" appeared in the set [[Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye|''The Lidless Eye'']], and can be used by players to enhance their general influence.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tradecardsonline.com/im/selectCard/game_id/20/goal/|articlename=Home page for the game Middle Earth|dated=|website=[http://www.tradecardsonline.com/ Trade Cards Online]|accessed=5 January 2012}}</ref>
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'''2001-2003: [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]]:'''
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:In [[Peter Jackson]]'s film adaptation, the Eye featured as a physical, living object between the pinnacles of [[Barad-dûr]].  It also literally searched the lands with a red light like a spotlight, and in the film the light could be seen constantly sweeping the lands.  It was quenched when [[the One Ring]] was cast into [[Orodruin]].
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[[Category:Signs and Symbols]]
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