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Smaug (birth unknown – Third Age 2941) was the greatest fire-breathing dragon of the Third Age. Details of his origin are unknown, but in T.A. 2770 he attacked the Lonely Mountain and the town of Dale. He claimed the treasure of the mountain for himself and forced Thrór, King under the Mountain, and his people into exile. Thorin's quest - with the help of his burglar Bilbo Baggins - to reclaim the treasure ended in success when Smaug was slain by Bard in T.A. 2941.

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Fëanor was the mightiest in skill of word and of hand, more learned than his brothers; his spirit burned as a flame. Fingolfin was the strongest, the most steadfast, and the most valiant. Finarfin was the fairest, and the most wise of heart.

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"

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On 1 January on Earth...

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Months in the Shire Calendar
  1. Afteryule (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Astron (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Forelithe (June)
  7. Afterlithe (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Halimath (September)
  10. Winterfilth (October)
  11. Blotmath (November)
  12. Foreyule (December)

Afteryule was the first month of the Shire calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January. This month was called Frery in Bree and in the Eastfarthing[1]

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for January, æfterra ġēola.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 25 October 2014)
On 10 Afteryule in Arda...
Months in the Shire Calendar
  1. Afteryule (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Astron (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Forelithe (June)
  7. Afterlithe (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Halimath (September)
  10. Winterfilth (October)
  11. Blotmath (November)
  12. Foreyule (December)

Afteryule was the first month of the Shire calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule (hence its name). It ran from modern 23 December to 21 January. This month was called Frery in Bree and in the Eastfarthing[1]

Etymology

The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for January, æfterra ġēola.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names" , Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 25 October 2014)
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Books: The Hobbit · The Lord of the Rings · The Silmarillion · Unfinished Tales · The Children of Húrin · The History of Middle-earth · Tales from the Perilous Realm

Films: The Hobbit (1977) · The Lord of the Rings (1978) · The Return of the King (1980) · The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003) · Born of Hope (2009) · The Hobbit (2012/2013)

The Hobbit Characters: Bilbo · Gandalf · Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Elrond · Great Goblin · Gollum · Beorn · Great Eagle · Elven-king · Smaug · Bard (more)

TLOTR Characters: Frodo · Sam · Merry · Pippin · Gandalf · Aragorn · Boromir · Legolas · Gimli · Elrond · Galadriel · Théoden · Éomer · Éowyn · Saruman · Sauron · Witch-king · Denethor · Faramir · Gollum · Tom Bombadil (more)

The Silmarillion Characters: Ar-Pharazôn · Aulë · Beren · Celebrimbor · Eärendil · Elbereth · Elendil · Elros · Elwing · Eru · Fëanor (and sons) · Finduilas · Fingolfin · Finrod · Finwë · Gil-galad · Glaurung · Huan · Huor · Húrin · Isildur · Lúthien · Maeglin · Mandos · Manwë · Morgoth · Morwen · Nienor · Orodreth · Oromë · Thingol · Tuor · Turgon · Túrin · Ulmo (more)

Races: Animals · Balrogs · Dragons · Dwarves · Eagles · Elves · Ents · Giants · Half-elven · Hobbits · Maiar · Men · Orcs · Other races · Spirits · Trolls · Undead · Valar · Werewolves

Locations: Bays · Bridges · Buildings · Caves · Doors · Falls · Fields · Fords · Forests · Fortresses · Graves · Harbours · Hills · Islands · Lakes · Mountains (Ranges) · Passes · Realms (Dwarven · Elven · Hobbit · Mannish · Evil) · Regions · Rivers · Roads · Seas · Streams · Swamps · Towns · Valleys · Walls (list of all)

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