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The '''Seven Dwarf-rings''' were the [[Rings of Power]] given to seven [[Dwarves|Dwarf]] Lords by [[Sauron]] in the guise of [[Annatar]]. Apparently the Lords were the Kings of the Seven Houses, as [[Gandalf]] mentions that the Rings were given to the "Dwarf-kings"<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>.
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The '''Seven Dwarf-rings''' were the [[Rings of Power]] given to seven [[Dwarves|Dwarf]] Lords by [[Sauron]] in the guise of [[Annatar]]. Apparently the Lords were the Kings of the Seven Houses, as [[Gandalf]] mentions that the Rings were given to the "Dwarf-kings".<ref>{{HM|FR}}, [[The Shadow of the Past]]</ref>
  
The most famous was the [[Ring of Thrór]]: in Dwarven tradition it was said [[Celebrimbor]] gave the Ring to [[Durin III]] king of [[Durin's folk]] before the Downfall of [[Eregion]]<sup>[[#References|2]]</sup>, but this seems unlikely as Celebrimbor was said to have yielded the Seven - all the Seven - to Sauron after torture<sup>[[#References|3]]</sup>.
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The most famous was the [[Ring of Thrór]]: in Dwarven tradition it was said [[Celebrimbor]] gave the Ring to [[Durin III]] king of [[Durin's folk]] before the Downfall of [[Eregion]],<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref> but this seems unlikely as Celebrimbor was said to have yielded the Seven - all the Seven - to Sauron after torture.<ref name="a">{{HM|AA}}</ref>
The Dwarf Lords proved resistant to the malevolent magic of the rings, which could not even turn them invisible. The rings did, however, make them exceedingly rich; the Rings gave them the power to multiply whatever they mined<sup>[[#References|4]]</sup>. However, it made them greedy as well.
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Angered by his failure, Sauron tried to gather the rings back to him.  He succeed in finding two, while four others were swallowed or destroyed by [[Dragons]]. The third ring Sauron obtained was taken from [[Thráin II]] in [[Third Age 2845|T.A. 2845]] while he was imprisoned by Sauron in the dungeons of [[Dol Guldur]]. Gandalf arrived too late and only got the key and the [[Thór's map]] to the secret entrance of the [[Lonely Mountain]] from Thráin<sup>[[#References|5]]</sup>.
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The Dwarf Lords proved resistant to the malevolent magic of the rings, which could not even turn them invisible. The rings amplified their wearer's natural skills and desire of dominion which as a consequence, they became greedy and exceedingly rich; the Rings gave them the power to multiply whatever they mined.<ref>{{UT|Galadriel}}</ref>
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Angered by his failure, Sauron tried to gather the rings back to him.  He succeed in finding two, while four others were swallowed or destroyed by [[Dragons]]. The third ring Sauron obtained was taken from [[Thráin II]] in {{TA|2845}} while he was imprisoned by Sauron in the dungeons of [[Dol Guldur]]. Gandalf arrived too late and only got the key and [[Thór's map]] to the secret entrance of the [[Lonely Mountain]] from Thráin.<ref name="a"/>
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==Portrayals in adaptations==
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'''1995-8: ''[[Middle-earth Collectible Card Game]]'':'''
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:Each of the seven rings has its own card (released in two versions, one for ''[[Middle-earth: The Wizards|METW]]'' and one for ''[[Middle-earth: The Lidless Eye|MELE]]'' (some were released in the expansion ''[[Middle-earth: Against the Shadow|MEAS]]''): Dwarven Ring of Dwálin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Barin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Bávor's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Thélor's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Durin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Thrár's Tribe, and Dwarven Ring of Drúin's Tribe.
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[[Image:Noble Collection - Dwarven Ring of Power.jpg|thumb|A Dwarf-ring as conceived by [[The Noble Collection]]]]
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'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:The Seven appear in the introduction of the movie, worn by Dwarf kings. They are designed consistently to the general 'Dwarven' aesthetics of the movie, with angular, crystalline shapes. However nowhere in Tolkien's books is mentioned that the Seven were designed or made for the Dwarves.<ref>FAQ of the Rings: [http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/ringfaq.htm#Q79-Differ How did the Seven and the Nine differ?] and [http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/ringfaq.htm#Q79-Intent Were the Seven and Nine Rings originally intended for Dwarves and Men?]</ref>
  
==References==
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# ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Shadow of the Past]]
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# ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]
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# ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix A]]
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# ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]]
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# ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix A]]
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[[Category: Rings and Jewels]]
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[[Category:Rings and Jewels]]
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Revision as of 15:25, 15 December 2012

Annatar and the seven rings, by Liz Danforth.

The Seven Dwarf-rings were the Rings of Power given to seven Dwarf Lords by Sauron in the guise of Annatar. Apparently the Lords were the Kings of the Seven Houses, as Gandalf mentions that the Rings were given to the "Dwarf-kings".[1]

The most famous was the Ring of Thrór: in Dwarven tradition it was said Celebrimbor gave the Ring to Durin III king of Durin's folk before the Downfall of Eregion,[2] but this seems unlikely as Celebrimbor was said to have yielded the Seven - all the Seven - to Sauron after torture.[3]

The Dwarf Lords proved resistant to the malevolent magic of the rings, which could not even turn them invisible. The rings amplified their wearer's natural skills and desire of dominion which as a consequence, they became greedy and exceedingly rich; the Rings gave them the power to multiply whatever they mined.[4]

Angered by his failure, Sauron tried to gather the rings back to him. He succeed in finding two, while four others were swallowed or destroyed by Dragons. The third ring Sauron obtained was taken from Thráin II in T.A. 2845 while he was imprisoned by Sauron in the dungeons of Dol Guldur. Gandalf arrived too late and only got the key and Thór's map to the secret entrance of the Lonely Mountain from Thráin.[3]

Portrayals in adaptations

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Each of the seven rings has its own card (released in two versions, one for METW and one for MELE (some were released in the expansion MEAS): Dwarven Ring of Dwálin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Barin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Bávor's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Thélor's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Durin's Tribe, Dwarven Ring of Thrár's Tribe, and Dwarven Ring of Drúin's Tribe.
A Dwarf-ring as conceived by The Noble Collection

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

The Seven appear in the introduction of the movie, worn by Dwarf kings. They are designed consistently to the general 'Dwarven' aesthetics of the movie, with angular, crystalline shapes. However nowhere in Tolkien's books is mentioned that the Seven were designed or made for the Dwarves.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Shadow of the Past
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  5. FAQ of the Rings: How did the Seven and the Nine differ? and Were the Seven and Nine Rings originally intended for Dwarves and Men?


 Rings of Power 
The One Ring
Three Rings
(Narya · Nenya · Vilya)
Seven Rings
(Ring of Thrór)
Nine Rings