|Other names||Lord of the Eagles|
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; later they played a crucial role in the Battle of the Five Armies (T.A. 2941). After this he became King of All Birds and wore a golden crown.
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.
|Lords:||Manwë · Ulmo · Aulë · Oromë · Mandos · Irmo · Tulkas|
|Queens:||Varda · Yavanna · Nienna · Estë · Vairë · Vána · Nessa|
|Manwë:||Eönwë · Olórin (Gandalf)||Varda:||Ilmarë · Olórin (Gandalf) · Arien|
|Aulë:||Mairon (Sauron) · Curumo (Saruman)||Yavanna:||Aiwendil (Radagast)|
|Ulmo:||Ossë · Uinen · Salmar||Estë:||Melian · Arien|
|Oromë:||Tilion · Blue Wizards||Vána:||Melian · Arien|
|Evil:||Sauron · Balrogs (Gothmog · Durin's Bane)|
|Wizards:||Saruman · Gandalf · Radagast · Blue Wizards|
|Music · Valarin · Almaren · Valinor · Valmar · Second Music|