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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]].
  
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Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by [[Gandalf]] and thenceforth they became friends.  
 
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>
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During the [[The Quest of Erebor|Quest of 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 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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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as [[Gwaihir]]. Among several points which separate the two, the Great Eagle is mentioned to wear a crown after ''[[The Hobbit]]'' but no crown is mentioned with Gwaihir in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
 
It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as [[Gwaihir]]. Among several points which separate the two, the Great Eagle is mentioned to wear a crown after ''[[The Hobbit]]'' but no crown is mentioned with Gwaihir in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.
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[[Category:Characters in The Hobbit]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:17, 5 May 2014

Darrell Sweet - The Lord of the Eagles.jpg
Great Eagle
Maia
Biographical Information
Other namesLord of the Eagles
TitlesKing of All Birds
LocationEagle's Eyrie
AffiliationManwë
Physical Description
GenderMale

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 of 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 Five Armies (T.A. 2941).[2] After this he became King of All Birds and wore a golden crown.[3]

[edit] Background

It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as Gwaihir. Among several points which separate the two, the Great Eagle is mentioned to wear a crown after The Hobbit but no crown is mentioned with Gwaihir in The Lord of the Rings.

[edit] 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"


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