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A Seer, or Prophet, was one gifted with extreme foresight. Three are named in Tolkien's legendarium:

  1. Amnon of the First Age, who predicted the Fall of Gondolin.[1]
  2. Glirhuin of the First Age, who predicted that the Stone of the Hapless would never be defiled or sink beneath the sea.[2]
  3. Malbeth of the mid-Third Age, who predicted that Arvedui would be the last king of Arthedain[3] and also foresaw the fate of the People of the Dead.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"