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"''For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him''" ([[Éowyn]])<ref>{{RK|Battle}}</ref>
  
'''Undead''' were creatures whom once had been alive (often [[Men]]) but which had been bestowed with an unnaturally prolonged existence. All such creatures seem to have been associated with Evil.
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'''Undead''' were beings whom once had been alive (often [[Men]]) but which had been bestowed with an unnaturally prolonged existence. All such creatures seem to have been associated with Evil.
  
 
==Groups==
 
==Groups==
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The undead were known by many names:
 
The undead were known by many names:
  
*'''Ghosts'''
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*'''[[Ghosts]]'''
*'''Phantoms'''
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*'''[[Phantoms]]'''
 
*'''[[Spectres]]'''
 
*'''[[Spectres]]'''
*'''Wights'''
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*'''[[Wights]]'''
 
*'''[[Wraiths]]'''
 
*'''[[Wraiths]]'''
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: The Undead is a class of monsters, which includes Ghosts, Skeletons, Ghouls, and many others.<ref>{{ICE|2012}}</ref>
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'''2007-: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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: The Dead is a category of creatures, which includes wights, spirits, skeletons, and many others.<ref>[http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Category:The_Dead Category:The Dead] at [http://lorebook.lotro.com Lorebook.lotro.com] (accessed 18 December 2010)</ref> A related category is The Unseen, which includes the Nazgûl and related shadowy figures.<ref>[http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Category:Unseen Category:Unseen] at [http://lorebook.lotro.com Lorebook.lotro.com] (accessed 18 December 2010)</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Demons]]
 
*[[Demons]]
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*[[Spirits (creatures)]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*{{WP|Undead}}
 
*{{WP|Undead}}
 
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[[Category:Undead]]
 
[[Category:Undead]]

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"For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him" (Éowyn)[1]

Undead were beings whom once had been alive (often Men) but which had been bestowed with an unnaturally prolonged existence. All such creatures seem to have been associated with Evil.

Contents

Groups

Names

The undead were known by many names:

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

The Undead is a class of monsters, which includes Ghosts, Skeletons, Ghouls, and many others.[2]

2007-: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The Dead is a category of creatures, which includes wights, spirits, skeletons, and many others.[3] A related category is The Unseen, which includes the Nazgûl and related shadowy figures.[4]

See also

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012)
  3. Category:The Dead at Lorebook.lotro.com (accessed 18 December 2010)
  4. Category:Unseen at Lorebook.lotro.com (accessed 18 December 2010)