Tolkien Gateway

Ghosts

Revision as of 23:50, 17 December 2010 by Morgan (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
"...there is much else that may be told." — Glóin
This article or section is a stub. Please help Tolkien Gateway by expanding it.
File:Ghosts.jpg
Ghosts by Ron Spencer

"...to them the Enemy had given rings of power, and he had devoured them: living ghosts they were become, terrible and evil." (Faramir)[1]

Ghosts was a name commonly used to describe the undead, beings which did not perish after what would be a natural death, but which continued to haunt the living in their after-life.[2]

In the late Third Age, the ruined and deserted Osgiliath was known as "a city of ghosts."[3]

Contents

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Ghosts are one of the most powerful Undead beings. They are altogether incorporeal, and drain constitution points from player characters.[4]

2002-5: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game:

Ghosts come in three types: phantoms, wraiths and wights.[5]

See also

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Forbidden Pool"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, passim
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  4. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012)
  5. Scott Bennie, Mike Mearls, Steve Miller, Aaron Rosenberg, Chris Seeman, Owen Seyler, and George Strayton (2003), Fell Beasts and Wondrous Magic, pp. 25-27