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Great Eagle

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The '''Great Eagle''' was the '''Lord of the Eagles''' in the [[Third Age]] and perhaps a descendant of [[Thorondor]].
 
The '''Great Eagle''' was the '''Lord of the Eagles''' in the [[Third Age]] and perhaps a descendant of [[Thorondor]].
  
He resided in the eyrie of the [[Misty Mountains]] and he remembered helping [[Dwarves]] in his service.
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He resided in the eyrie of the [[Misty Mountains]] with 15 chieftains, and remembered helping [[Dwarves]] in his service.
  
Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by [[Gandalf]] and thenceforth they became friends. He and his people served Gandalf and [[Radagast]] as spies and messengers.
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Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by [[Gandalf]] and thenceforth they became friends.  
  
 
During the [[Quest for Erebor]], they saved [[Thorin and Company]] as they flew from the [[Goblin-town]] and brought them to the eyrie<ref>{{H|6}}</ref>; later they played a crucial role in the [[Battle of the Five Armies]] ({{TA|2941}})<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After this he became [[King of All Birds]] and wore a golden crown<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>.
 
During the [[Quest for Erebor]], they saved [[Thorin and Company]] as they flew from the [[Goblin-town]] and brought them to the eyrie<ref>{{H|6}}</ref>; later they played a crucial role in the [[Battle of the Five Armies]] ({{TA|2941}})<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After this he became [[King of All Birds]] and wore a golden crown<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>.

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The adventurers finally escape the dangers of the Misty Mountains.

The Great Eagle was the Lord of the Eagles in the Third Age and perhaps a descendant of Thorondor.

He resided in the eyrie of the Misty Mountains with 15 chieftains, and remembered helping Dwarves in his service.

Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by Gandalf and thenceforth they became friends.

During the Quest for Erebor, they saved Thorin and Company as they flew from the Goblin-town and brought them to the eyrie[1]; later they played a crucial role in the Battle of the Five Armies (T.A. 2941)[2]. After this he became King of All Birds and wore a golden crown[3].

Background

It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as Gwaihir.

Ainur
Valar
Lords:  Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas
Queens:  Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa
Former:  Melkor
Associated Maiar
Manwë Eönwë · Olórin Varda Ilmarë · Olórin · Arien
Ulmo Ossë · Uinen · Salmar Yavanna Aiwendil
Aulë Mairon · Curumo Estë Melian
Oromë Tilion · Alatar · Pallando Vána
Other Maiar
Balrogs Gothmog · Durin's Bane · Lungorthin
Wizards Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards (Rómestámo · Morinehtar)
Topics
Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Clouds Burst"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"