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'''Ori''' was one of the thirteen [[Dwarves]] of [[Thorin and Company|Thorin's company]] who journeyed to [[Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]].  After the death of Smaug, Ori lived at the Lonely Mountain<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref> until he went to [[Moria]] as part of [[Balin]]'s ill-fated attempt to re-take the ancient mansions of the Dwarves.<ref name="Bridge">{{FR|II5}}</ref>
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'''Ori''' was one of the thirteen [[Dwarves]] of [[Thorin and Company|Thorin's company]] who journeyed to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] to challenge the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Smaug]].  After the death of Smaug, Ori lived at the Lonely Mountain<ref name="Meetings">{{FR|II1}}</ref> until he went to [[Moria]] as part of [[Balin]]'s ill-fated attempt to re-take the ancient mansions of the Dwarves.<ref name="Bridge">{{FR|II5}}</ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Ori's parentage is unknown, although he was a remote kinsman of Thorin and a member of the [[House of Durin]].<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' account of the quest to Erebor, it was said that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that after Thorin had been captured, [[Balin]] was "the eldest left".<ref>{{H|Barrels}}</ref>  Since Fíli was born in {{TA|2859}} and Balin was born in {{TA|2763|n}},<ref name="Durin"/> this would put Ori's birth between {{TA|2809|n}} and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor.  Ori was a member of the [[House of Durin]] and probably lived in the [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after he began living there following the loss of [[Thráin II]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
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Ori's parentage is unknown, although he was a remote kinsman of Thorin and a member of the [[House of Durin]].<ref name="Durin"/>  His birth year is also unknown.  However, in [[Bilbo Baggins]]' account of the quest to Erebor, it was said that the brothers [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"<ref name="Hill">{{H|Hill}}</ref> and that after Thorin had been captured, [[Balin]] was "the eldest left".<ref>{{H|Barrels}}</ref>  Since Fíli was born in {{TA|2859}} and Balin was born in {{TA|2763|n}},<ref name="Durin"/> this would put Ori's birth between 2809 and {{TA|2763|n}}, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor.  Ori was a member of the [[House of Durin]] and probably lived in the [[Blue Mountains]] with [[Thorin]] after he began living there following the loss of [[Thráin II]].<ref name="Durin">{{App|Durin}}</ref>
  
=== The [[Quest of Erebor]] ===
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===The Quest of Erebor===
 
In {{TA|2941}},<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> Ori was one of the five Dwarves in the fourth group to arrive at [[Bag End]].  He wore a grey hood.  During the evening when Thorin called for music, Ori (along with Dori and [[Nori]]) played the flute.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref>   
 
In {{TA|2941}},<ref name="TA">{{App|TA}}</ref> Ori was one of the five Dwarves in the fourth group to arrive at [[Bag End]].  He wore a grey hood.  During the evening when Thorin called for music, Ori (along with Dori and [[Nori]]) played the flute.<ref>{{H|Party}}</ref>   
  
 
When [[Gandalf]] was telling the story of the company's adventures to [[Beorn]], Ori and Nori were the second pair of Dwarves to arrive.<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>
 
When [[Gandalf]] was telling the story of the company's adventures to [[Beorn]], Ori and Nori were the second pair of Dwarves to arrive.<ref>{{H|Queer}}</ref>
  
Ori fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], and made his home in Erebor.<ref>{{H|Return}}</ref>
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[[File:Joona Kujanen - Last Moments.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Joona Kujanen - ''Last Moments'']]Ori fought in and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  He was given his share of the treasure by [[Dáin Ironfoot]], and made his home in Erebor.<ref>{{H|Return}}</ref>
  
=== Expedition to Moria ===
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===Expedition to Moria===
In {{TA|2989}}<ref name="TA"/> Ori (and Óin) had followed Balin with a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] of Dwarves in an attempt to reclaim their ancient mansions of [[Khazad-dûm]], which were already occupied by the [[Orcs|Goblins]].<ref>{{FR|Council}}</ref>  At first the colony did well, but [[Third Age 2994|less than five years later]] Balin was killed, the Orcs returned and took the [[East-gate]], and Óin's group that he took west to the [[West-gate]] was destroyed except for a few.  
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In {{TA|2989}}<ref name="TA"/> Ori (and Óin) had followed Balin with a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] of Dwarves in an attempt to reclaim their ancient mansions of [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]], which were already occupied by the [[Orcs|Goblins]].<ref>{{FR|Council}}</ref>  At first the colony did well, but [[Third Age 2994|less than five years later]] Balin was killed, the Orcs returned and took the [[Great Gates|East-gate]], and Óin's group that he took west to the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate]] was destroyed except for a few.  
 
[[File:J.R.R. Tolkien - Mazarbul page 1.jpg|thumb|Page from the [[Book of Mazarbul]] written by Ori in [[Tengwar]].]]
 
[[File:J.R.R. Tolkien - Mazarbul page 1.jpg|thumb|Page from the [[Book of Mazarbul]] written by Ori in [[Tengwar]].]]
Ori retreated to the [[Chamber of Mazarbul]] where [[Balin's Tomb]] was laid.  He wrote the last pages in the [[Book of Mazarbul]] before he and the last few remaining Dwarves perished during a final stand.<ref name="Bridge"/>
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Ori retreated to the [[Chamber of Mazarbul]] where [[Balin's Tomb]] was laid.  He wrote the last pages in the [[Book of Mazarbul]] before he and the last few remaining Dwarves perished during a [[Last Stand of Balin's Colony|final stand]].<ref name="Bridge"/>
  
When [[Frodo Baggins]] came to [[Rivendell]] he met [[Glóin]], who delighted in telling the hobbit about the doings of the renewed dwarf-kingdom in the Lonely Mountain.  But when Frodo asked about Ori, [[Balin]], and [[Óin son of Gróin|Óin]] (also members of Thorin and Company), Glóin's face darkened and he said that he did not know.  In fact, their fate was largely why the Dwarves had come to Rivendell at that time, to seek advice.<ref name="Meetings"/>
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When [[Frodo Baggins]] came to [[Rivendell]] he met [[Glóin]], who delighted in telling the hobbit about the doings of the renewed dwarf-kingdom in the Lonely Mountain.  But when Frodo asked about Ori, [[Balin]], and [[Óin]] (also members of Thorin and Company), Glóin's face darkened and he said that he did not know.  In fact, their fate was largely why the Dwarves had come to Rivendell at that time, to seek advice.<ref name="Meetings"/>
  
=== Legacy===
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===Legacy===
 
During the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] journeyed through [[Moria]] and discovered the book that contained the records of the expedition.  The last lines were written by Ori, as recognized by [[Gimli]] due to Ori's recognizable large, bold handwriting using [[Tengwar]] (Gimli also said that Ori could write well and speedily).<ref name="Bridge"/>
 
During the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] journeyed through [[Moria]] and discovered the book that contained the records of the expedition.  The last lines were written by Ori, as recognized by [[Gimli]] due to Ori's recognizable large, bold handwriting using [[Tengwar]] (Gimli also said that Ori could write well and speedily).<ref name="Bridge"/>
  
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Óri is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. The name means "Violent".<ref>Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in ''Publications of the Modern Language Association of America'', Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967</ref>
 
Óri is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. The name means "Violent".<ref>Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in ''Publications of the Modern Language Association of America'', Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967</ref>
  
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
[[File:The Hobbit-Unexpected Journey-Ori1.png|200px|thumb|[[Adam Brown]] as Ori in [[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]].]]
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'''1966: ''[[The Hobbit (1966 film)]]'':'''
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|File:The Hobbit (1977 film) - Ori.png|Ori in [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]
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|File:The Hobbit (film series) - Ori.jpg|Ori in [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]
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===Films===
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'''1966: [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1966 film)]]:'''
 
:Ori is omitted. [[Thorin Oakenshield]] only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.<ref name="Deitch">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UBnVL1Y2src|articlename=The Hobbit.mp4|dated=5 January 2012|website=YouTube|accessed=10 January 2012}}</ref>
 
:Ori is omitted. [[Thorin Oakenshield]] only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.<ref name="Deitch">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UBnVL1Y2src|articlename=The Hobbit.mp4|dated=5 January 2012|website=YouTube|accessed=10 January 2012}}</ref>
  
'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
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'''1977: [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]]:'''
:Ori is played by [[Wilfrid Carter]].
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'''1977: ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)]]'':'''
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:Ori's voice is provided by [[Jack DeLeon]].
 
:Ori's voice is provided by [[Jack DeLeon]].
  
'''1979: ''[[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)]]'':'''
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'''2012-14: [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]]:'''
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:Ori is played by [[Adam Brown]].<ref name="PJCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Peter Jackson]]|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150168211921558|articlename=Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit|dated=20-March-2011|website=[http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref> A description of Ori in ''The Hobbit'' films was released by the studio:
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:{{Blockquote|Younger brother to Nori and Dori, Ori is a talented artist, and can often be found drawing and writing in his journal. It is Ori who chronicles much of the journey through The Wild to the shores of the Long Lake and the slopes of The Lonely Mountain. Polite and well-bred, he is used to be being bossed around by his older brother Dori and is usually biddable, although occasionally he can surprise his fellow companions with his courage and determination.|[[Warner Bros.]]<ref name="HobbitApp">{{webcite|author=[[Warner Bros.]]|articleurl=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hobbit-movies/id545808528|articlename=Hobbit Movies|dated=7-September-2012|website=[http://itunes.apple.com/ Apple iPhone/iPad App]|accessed=19-September-2012}}</ref>}}
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:While in the book [[Fíli]] and [[Kíli]] are said to be the youngest of the 13 Dwarves in Thorin's company by at least 50 years, Ori is instead the youngest in the ''Hobbit'' films.
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===Radio series===
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'''1968: [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1968 radio series)]]:'''
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:Ori is played by [[Wilfrid Carter]].
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'''1979: [[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)|''The Hobbit'' (1979 radio series)]]:'''
 
:No actor is specified for the role of Ori.
 
:No actor is specified for the role of Ori.
  
'''1982: ''[[The Hobbit (1982 video game)]]'':'''
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===Games===
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'''1982: [[The Hobbit (1982 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (1982 video game)]]:'''
 
:Ori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg ''ZX Computing'', 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76] (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>
 
:Ori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg ''ZX Computing'', 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76] (accessed 24 March 2011)</ref>
  
'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'':'''
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'''2003: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]:'''
 
:No actor is credited for the role of Ori.
 
:No actor is credited for the role of Ori.
  
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
 
'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
 
:There are two dwarves that have the name Ori. Foreman Ori stands near the Silver Deep Mine in Thorin's Gate. There is also a Captain Ori that the player controls during a session play entitled "We Cannot Get Out".<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyIFrUbkYAE LOTRO - We Cant Get Out Session play instance (video)] at [http://www.youtube.com/ YouTube.com] (accessed 27 May 2011)</ref> Since the events of the game happen after {{TA|2994}} and the session play is a flashback of the fight in the Twenty-First Hall that happened during {{TA|2994}}, Foreman Ori must be a character created specifically for the game, while Captain Ori is Turbine's adaptation of the Ori described in Tolkien's writings.  
 
:There are two dwarves that have the name Ori. Foreman Ori stands near the Silver Deep Mine in Thorin's Gate. There is also a Captain Ori that the player controls during a session play entitled "We Cannot Get Out".<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyIFrUbkYAE LOTRO - We Cant Get Out Session play instance (video)] at [http://www.youtube.com/ YouTube.com] (accessed 27 May 2011)</ref> Since the events of the game happen after {{TA|2994}} and the session play is a flashback of the fight in the Twenty-First Hall that happened during {{TA|2994}}, Foreman Ori must be a character created specifically for the game, while Captain Ori is Turbine's adaptation of the Ori described in Tolkien's writings.  
 
'''2012-3: ''[[The Hobbit films]]'':'''
 
:Ori will be played by [[Adam Brown]].<ref name="PJCasting">{{webcite|author=[[Peter Jackson]]|articleurl=http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150168211921558|articlename=Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit|dated=20-March-2011|website=[http://www.facebook.com/ Facebook]|accessed=23-Dec-2011}}</ref>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:45, 22 June 2014

Blake Henriksen - Ori.jpg
Ori
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationThorin's Halls
Lonely Mountain
Khazad-dûm
AffiliationThorin and Company
Balin's Colony
LanguageKhuzdul and Westron
DeathT.A. 2994
Chamber of Mazarbul, Khazad-dûm
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
Physical Description
GenderMale
ClothingGrey hood

Ori was one of the thirteen Dwarves of Thorin's company who journeyed to Erebor to challenge the dragon Smaug. After the death of Smaug, Ori lived at the Lonely Mountain[1] until he went to Moria as part of Balin's ill-fated attempt to re-take the ancient mansions of the Dwarves.[2]

Contents

History

Ori's parentage is unknown, although he was a remote kinsman of Thorin and a member of the House of Durin.[3] His birth year is also unknown. However, in Bilbo Baggins' account of the quest to Erebor, it was said that the brothers Fíli and Kíli were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years"[4] and that after Thorin had been captured, Balin was "the eldest left".[5] Since Fíli was born in T.A. 2859 and Balin was born in 2763,[3] this would put Ori's birth between 2809 and 2763, and he would have been between 132 and 178 years old during the quest to Erebor. Ori was a member of the House of Durin and probably lived in the Blue Mountains with Thorin after he began living there following the loss of Thráin II.[3]

The Quest of Erebor

In T.A. 2941,[6] Ori was one of the five Dwarves in the fourth group to arrive at Bag End. He wore a grey hood. During the evening when Thorin called for music, Ori (along with Dori and Nori) played the flute.[7]

When Gandalf was telling the story of the company's adventures to Beorn, Ori and Nori were the second pair of Dwarves to arrive.[8]

Joona Kujanen - Last Moments
Ori fought in and survived the Battle of Five Armies. He was given his share of the treasure by Dáin Ironfoot, and made his home in Erebor.[9]

Expedition to Moria

In T.A. 2989[6] Ori (and Óin) had followed Balin with a colony of Dwarves in an attempt to reclaim their ancient mansions of Khazad-dûm, which were already occupied by the Goblins.[10] At first the colony did well, but less than five years later Balin was killed, the Orcs returned and took the East-gate, and Óin's group that he took west to the West-gate was destroyed except for a few.

Page from the Book of Mazarbul written by Ori in Tengwar.

Ori retreated to the Chamber of Mazarbul where Balin's Tomb was laid. He wrote the last pages in the Book of Mazarbul before he and the last few remaining Dwarves perished during a final stand.[2]

When Frodo Baggins came to Rivendell he met Glóin, who delighted in telling the hobbit about the doings of the renewed dwarf-kingdom in the Lonely Mountain. But when Frodo asked about Ori, Balin, and Óin (also members of Thorin and Company), Glóin's face darkened and he said that he did not know. In fact, their fate was largely why the Dwarves had come to Rivendell at that time, to seek advice.[1]

Legacy

During the War of the Ring, the Fellowship of the Ring journeyed through Moria and discovered the book that contained the records of the expedition. The last lines were written by Ori, as recognized by Gimli due to Ori's recognizable large, bold handwriting using Tengwar (Gimli also said that Ori could write well and speedily).[2]

Etymology

Óri is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. The name means "Violent".[11]

Portrayal in adaptations

Ori in adaptations

Films

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Ori is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[12]

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Ori's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Ori is played by Adam Brown.[13] A description of Ori in The Hobbit films was released by the studio:
Younger brother to Nori and Dori, Ori is a talented artist, and can often be found drawing and writing in his journal. It is Ori who chronicles much of the journey through The Wild to the shores of the Long Lake and the slopes of The Lonely Mountain. Polite and well-bred, he is used to be being bossed around by his older brother Dori and is usually biddable, although occasionally he can surprise his fellow companions with his courage and determination.
Warner Bros.[14]
While in the book Fíli and Kíli are said to be the youngest of the 13 Dwarves in Thorin's company by at least 50 years, Ori is instead the youngest in the Hobbit films.

Radio series

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Ori is played by Wilfrid Carter.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Ori.

Games

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Ori is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[15]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Ori.

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

There are two dwarves that have the name Ori. Foreman Ori stands near the Silver Deep Mine in Thorin's Gate. There is also a Captain Ori that the player controls during a session play entitled "We Cannot Get Out".[16] Since the events of the game happen after T.A. 2994 and the session play is a flashback of the fight in the Twenty-First Hall that happened during T.A. 2994, Foreman Ori must be a character created specifically for the game, while Captain Ori is Turbine's adaptation of the Ori described in Tolkien's writings.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Barrels Out of Bond"
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  11. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
  12. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 5 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  13. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)
  14. Warner Bros., "Hobbit Movies" dated 7 September 2012, Apple iPhone/iPad App (accessed 19 September 2012)
  15. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76 (accessed 24 March 2011)
  16. LOTRO - We Cant Get Out Session play instance (video) at YouTube.com (accessed 27 May 2011)


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