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One of the [[Elves]] of [[Rivendell]], named briefly in [[The Fellowship of the Ring]]. After [[Bilbo]]'s rendition of his song of [[Eärendil]], Lindir claimed that he was unable to tell which parts were written by [[Aragorn]], and which by Bilbo himself, explaining that he knew little of [[Mortals]] and their ways. He seems to have been a minstrel or musician himself: at least, the most likely interpretation of the name Lindir is 'singer'.
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'''Lindir''' was an Elf of [[Rivendell]].  
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== History ==
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After [[Bilbo Baggins]]'s rendition of his ''[[Song of Eärendil]]'', Lindir claimed that he was unable to tell which parts were written by [[Aragorn]], and which by Bilbo himself, explaining that he knew little of [[Mortals]] and their ways.<ref>{{FR|II1}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Lindir'' seems to mean "Singer".{{fact}}
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2012-14: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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:Lindir is portrayed by [[Bret McKenzie]]. He welcomes Gandalf and the party of Dwarves to Rivendell in place of Elrond, who is hunting, and later reports to Lord Elrond that [[Thorin]] and his companions have departed in secret. <ref name="IMCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Ian McKellen]]|articleurl=http://www.mckellen.com/cinema/hobbit-movie/110510.htm|articlename=2 Elves and another Wizard|dated=10-May-2011|website=[http://www.mckellen.com/ Ian McKellen's website]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref> McKenzie also appeared in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)]] as [[Figwit]], but it is unclear if Lindir is intended to be that character or not.
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Revision as of 03:52, 11 January 2013

Lindir was an Elf of Rivendell.

History

After Bilbo Baggins's rendition of his Song of Eärendil, Lindir claimed that he was unable to tell which parts were written by Aragorn, and which by Bilbo himself, explaining that he knew little of Mortals and their ways.[1]

Etymology

The name Lindir seems to mean "Singer".[source?]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Lindir is portrayed by Bret McKenzie. He welcomes Gandalf and the party of Dwarves to Rivendell in place of Elrond, who is hunting, and later reports to Lord Elrond that Thorin and his companions have departed in secret. [2] McKenzie also appeared in The Lord of the Rings (film series) as Figwit, but it is unclear if Lindir is intended to be that character or not.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. Ian McKellen, "2 Elves and another Wizard" dated 10 May 2011, Ian McKellen's website (accessed 23 December 2011)