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The '''Three Rings''' of the [[Elves]] of [[Eregion]] are magical artifacts.
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The '''Three Rings''' of the [[Elves]] of [[Eregion]] were magical artifacts. They had the power of preservation.<ref>{{L|144}}</ref>
  
 
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]].
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They remained hidden and their whereabouts were seldom revealed. [[Frodo Baggins]] learned that Nenya was worn by [[Galadriel]], who used it to protect [[Lothlórien]] 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 [[Lothlórien]] 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]].
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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.
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After the destruction of the One Ring, the bearers of the Three Rings gradually left Middle-earth, the power of their rings possibly diminished.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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;[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|Ralph Bakshi's ''The Lord of the Rings'']] ([[1978]])
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:In the introduction of the movie, the Three Rings are said to be made "for the tall Elf Kings" as three unidentified silhuettes are seen holding and lifting the Rings. It is not mentioned who those Elf Kings were (only [[Gil-Galad]] is mentioned in the book).
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Revision as of 14:55, 1 October 2012

The Three Rings of the Elves of Eregion were magical artifacts. They had the power of preservation.[1]

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

They remained hidden and their whereabouts were seldom revealed. Frodo Baggins learned that Nenya was worn by Galadriel, who used it to protect Lothlórien 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.

Portrayal in adaptations

Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings (1978)
In the introduction of the movie, the Three Rings are said to be made "for the tall Elf Kings" as three unidentified silhuettes are seen holding and lifting the Rings. It is not mentioned who those Elf Kings were (only Gil-Galad is mentioned in the book).

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 144, (dated 25 April 1954)


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