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[[Image:Darrell Sweet - The Lord of the Eagles.jpg|thumb|left|The adventurers finally escape the dangers of the Misty Mountains.]]
 
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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]]<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After {{TA|2941}} Gwaihir became [[King of All Birds]].
 
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]]<ref>{{H|17}}</ref>. After {{TA|2941}} Gwaihir became [[King of All Birds]].
 
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During the [[War of the Ring]], he rescued [[Gandalf]] from the pinnacle of [[Orthanc]] while trapped by [[Saruman]], and later from the peak of [[Celebdil]] after the [[Battle of the Peak]];
 
During the [[War of the Ring]], he rescued [[Gandalf]] from the pinnacle of [[Orthanc]] while trapped by [[Saruman]], and later from the peak of [[Celebdil]] after the [[Battle of the Peak]];
  

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Gwaihir by Roger Thomasson.

Gwaihir was the Lord of the Eagles of Middle-earth at the time of the War of the Ring.

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History

Gwaihir was the Lord of the Eagles and resided in the eyrie of the Misty Mountains. 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.

The adventurers finally escape the dangers of the Misty Mountains.

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[2]. After T.A. 2941 Gwaihir became King of All Birds.

Stephen Hickman: Escape from Orthanc

During the War of the Ring, he rescued Gandalf from the pinnacle of Orthanc while trapped by Saruman, and later from the peak of Celebdil after the Battle of the Peak;

Gwaihir with Landroval brought Frodo and Sam out of Mordor after the destruction of the One Ring.

Etymology

Gwaihir comes from the Sindarin gwaew "wind" + hîr "lord". His name translated into English would be, therefor, "Windlord".

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Gandalf whispers "Gwaihir" repeatedly to the moth that arrives at Isengard. Later, Gwaihir rescues Gandalf from Isengard, and carries him to safety.

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

Gwaihir and his Eagles come to aid at the Battle of the Morannon. They attack the Nazgûl and their fell beasts. After the battle is won and the One Ring destroyed, Gwaihir along with Gandalf and a second Eagle rescue Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee from the rocks of Mount Doom.

See Also


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"