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The '''Three Rings''' of the [[Elves]] of [[Eregion]] are [[magic (paranormal)|magical]] artifacts.
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The '''Three Rings''' of the [[Elves]] of [[Eregion]] are magical artifacts.
  
 
Unlike the other [[Rings of Power]], they were forged by [[Celebrimbor]] alone, and were never touched by [[Sauron]].
 
Unlike the other [[Rings of Power]], they were forged by [[Celebrimbor]] alone, and were never touched by [[Sauron]].
  
 
==Names and descriptions of the Three Rings==
 
==Names and descriptions of the Three Rings==
* [[Narya]], The Ring of Fire, set with a [[ruby]]; originally worn by [[Gil-galad]], then by [[Círdan]], who finally gave it to [[Gandalf]].
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* [[Narya]], The Ring of Fire, set with a ruby; originally worn by [[Gil-galad]], then by [[Círdan]], who finally gave it to [[Gandalf]].
 
* [[Nenya]], The Ring of Water, also called the Ring of Adamant, made of [[mithril]] with a shimmering white stone; originally worn by Celebrimbor himself but given to [[Galadriel]]
 
* [[Nenya]], The Ring of Water, also called the Ring of Adamant, made of [[mithril]] with a shimmering white stone; originally worn by Celebrimbor himself but given to [[Galadriel]]
* [[Vilya]], The Ring of Air, [[gold]] with a [[sapphire]] stone; originally worn by [[Gil-galad]] but given to [[Elrond]].
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* [[Vilya]], The Ring of Air, gold with a sapphire stone; originally worn by [[Gil-galad]] but given to [[Elrond]].
  
 
They remained hidden and their whereabouts were seldom revealed. [[Frodo Baggins]] learned that Nenya was worn by [[Galadriel]], who used it to protect [[Lórien]] from attack. Frodo later carelessly revealed this to [[Aragorn]], who reprimanded him for doing so.
 
They remained hidden and their whereabouts were seldom revealed. [[Frodo Baggins]] learned that Nenya was worn by [[Galadriel]], who used it to protect [[Lórien]] from attack. Frodo later carelessly revealed this to [[Aragorn]], who reprimanded him for doing so.

Revision as of 04:55, 14 February 2006

The Three Rings of the Elves of Eregion are magical artifacts.

Unlike the other Rings of Power, they were forged by Celebrimbor alone, and were never touched by Sauron.

Names and descriptions of the Three Rings

  • Narya, The Ring of Fire, set with a ruby; originally worn by Gil-galad, then by Círdan, who finally gave it to Gandalf.
  • Nenya, The Ring of Water, also called the Ring of Adamant, made of mithril with a shimmering white stone; originally worn by Celebrimbor himself but given to Galadriel
  • Vilya, The Ring of Air, gold with a sapphire stone; originally worn by Gil-galad but given to Elrond.

They remained hidden and their whereabouts were seldom revealed. Frodo Baggins learned that Nenya was worn by Galadriel, who used it to protect Lórien from attack. Frodo later carelessly revealed this to Aragorn, who reprimanded him for doing so.

The other two rings were revealed at the end of the Third Age, after Frodo destroyed the One Ring, and the Dark Lord Sauron was completely overthrown. It transpired that Elrond had wielded Vilya and Gandalf had wielded Narya.

After the destruction of the One Ring, the bearers of the Three Rings gradually left Middle Earth, the power of their rings possibly diminished.