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'''Mablung''' was [[Rangers of Ithilien|Ranger of Ithilien]] during the [[War of the Ring]].
 
'''Mablung''' was [[Rangers of Ithilien|Ranger of Ithilien]] during the [[War of the Ring]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Mablung's family had lived in [[Ithilien]] before it was overrun by the forces of [[Sauron]]. As such, he was given a place among the Rangers of Ithilien, [[Denethor II|Denethor]]'s most trusted forayers.<ref name="Herbs">{{HM|TT}}, "[[Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit]]"</ref>
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Mablung's family had lived in [[Ithilien]] before it was overrun by the forces of [[Sauron]]. As such, he was given a place among the Rangers of Ithilien, [[Denethor]]'s most trusted forayers.<ref name="Herbs">{{HM|TT}}, "[[Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit]]"</ref>
 
   
 
   
Together with [[Damrod]], [[Anborn]] and several others, Mablung served under the [[Steward]]'s second son, [[Faramir|Faramir]]. They were sent to intercept a troop of [[Southrons]] in March [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], and there, they came across [[Frodo Baggins]] and [[Samwise Gamgee]]. While standing guard over Faramir's guest with Damrod, he briefly conversed with them. Faramir, in the meantime, went on to ambush the Haradrim.<ref name="Herbs"/>
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Together with [[Damrod]], [[Anborn]] and several others, Mablung served under the [[Steward]]'s second son, [[Faramir]]. They were sent to intercept a troop of [[Southrons]] in March {{TA|3019}}, and there, they came across [[Frodo Baggins]] and [[Samwise Gamgee]]. While standing guard over Faramir's guest with Damrod, he briefly conversed with them. Faramir, in the meantime, went on to ambush the Haradrim.<ref name="Herbs"/>
  
 
Mablung and Damrod remained the guards of the Ring-bearer during their short stay at [[Henneth Annûn]].<ref name="Window">{{HM|TT}}, "[[The Window on the West]]"</ref>
 
Mablung and Damrod remained the guards of the Ring-bearer during their short stay at [[Henneth Annûn]].<ref name="Window">{{HM|TT}}, "[[The Window on the West]]"</ref>
  
With his Lord injured, Mablung was given command of the Rangers after the [[Battle of Pelennor Fields]]. When the Host of the West marched on the [[Morannon]], Mablung and his troops discovered an ambush by Orcs and Easterlings that lay hid in [[Ithilien]]. The ambush was quickly turned.<ref name="Gate">{{HM|RK}}, "[[The Black Gate Opens]]"</ref>
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With his Lord injured, Mablung was given command of the Rangers after the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields|Battle of Pelennor Fields]]. When the Host of the West marched on the [[Morannon]], Mablung and his troops discovered an ambush by Orcs and Easterlings that lay hid in [[Ithilien]]. The ambush was quickly turned.<ref name="Gate">{{RK|V10}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Mablung was named after [[Mablung of the Heavy Hand]], a great Hunter of [[Doriath]].<ref name="Faramir">{{HM|WR}}, "[[Faramir (chapter)|Faramir]]"</ref> His epithet was a translation of his name<ref>{{HM|S}}, "Index"</ref> from [[Doriathrin]]. ''[[Mab]]'' means "hand", while ''[[lung]]'' means "heavy".<ref>{{HM|LR}}, "[[The Etymologies]]"</ref>
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Mablung was named after [[Mablung|Mablung of the Heavy Hand]], a great Hunter of [[Doriath]].<ref name="Faramir">{{HM|WR}}, "[[Faramir (chapter)|Faramir]]"</ref> His epithet was a translation of his name<ref>{{HM|S}}, "Index"</ref> from [[Doriathrin]]. ''[[Mab]]'' means "hand", while ''[[lung]]'' means "heavy".<ref>{{HM|LR}}, "[[The Etymologies]]"</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
'''1956: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
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'''1956: [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1955 radio series)]]:'''
:[[Godfrey Kenton]] provided the voice of Mablung.<ref name="RT1725">Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1725, [[November 30]], [[1956]]</ref>
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:[[Godfrey Kenton]] provided the voice of Mablung.<ref name="RT1725">Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1725, [[30 November|November 30]], [[1956]]</ref>
  
 
'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'':'''
 
'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'':'''
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Revision as of 21:39, 27 December 2012

This article is about the Ranger of Ithilien. For the the Elf of Doriath, see Mablung of the Heavy Hand.
Decipher - Mablung.jpg
Mablung
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionSoldier of Gondor, Ranger of Ithilien
LocationIthilien, Gondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin[1]
BirthLate Third Age
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark
Eye colorGrey
ClothingGreen gauntlets, clad in green and brown of varied hews
WeaponrySword
"We come to ambush the Men of Harad. Curse them!"
― Mablung[2]

Mablung was Ranger of Ithilien during the War of the Ring.

Contents

History

Mablung's family had lived in Ithilien before it was overrun by the forces of Sauron. As such, he was given a place among the Rangers of Ithilien, Denethor's most trusted forayers.[2]

Together with Damrod, Anborn and several others, Mablung served under the Steward's second son, Faramir. They were sent to intercept a troop of Southrons in March T.A. 3019, and there, they came across Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee. While standing guard over Faramir's guest with Damrod, he briefly conversed with them. Faramir, in the meantime, went on to ambush the Haradrim.[2]

Mablung and Damrod remained the guards of the Ring-bearer during their short stay at Henneth Annûn.[3]

With his Lord injured, Mablung was given command of the Rangers after the Battle of Pelennor Fields. When the Host of the West marched on the Morannon, Mablung and his troops discovered an ambush by Orcs and Easterlings that lay hid in Ithilien. The ambush was quickly turned.[4]

Etymology

Mablung was named after Mablung of the Heavy Hand, a great Hunter of Doriath.[5] His epithet was a translation of his name[6] from Doriathrin. Mab means "hand", while lung means "heavy".[7]

Portrayal in adaptations

1956: The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series):

Godfrey Kenton provided the voice of Mablung.[8]

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

While not named in the film, a Decipher Card identifies one of the Rangers as Mablung.[9]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Black Gate Opens"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Faramir"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies"
  8. Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1725, November 30, 1956
  9. Decipher Inc., The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, 4U127, Mablung - Soldier of Gondor