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{{quote|And here in [[Rivendell]] there live still some of his chief foes: the Elven-wise, lords of the [[Eldar]] from beyond the furthest seas. They do not fear the [[Ringwraiths]], for those who have dwelt in the [[Blessed Realm]] live at once in both worlds, and against both the [[Seen]] and the '''Unseen''' they have great power.|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Many Meetings]]}}
 
{{quote|And here in [[Rivendell]] there live still some of his chief foes: the Elven-wise, lords of the [[Eldar]] from beyond the furthest seas. They do not fear the [[Ringwraiths]], for those who have dwelt in the [[Blessed Realm]] live at once in both worlds, and against both the [[Seen]] and the '''Unseen''' they have great power.|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Many Meetings]]}}
 
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[[Image:Ted Nasmith - The Attack of the Wraiths.jpg|thumb|The Wringwraiths on [[Weathertop]], as [[Frodo]] could see them.]]
 
All things in [[Arda]] fall into the realm of either the [[Seen]] or the Unseen.
 
All things in [[Arda]] fall into the realm of either the [[Seen]] or the Unseen.
  

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"And here in Rivendell there live still some of his chief foes: the Elven-wise, lords of the Eldar from beyond the furthest seas. They do not fear the Ringwraiths, for those who have dwelt in the Blessed Realm live at once in both worlds, and against both the Seen and the Unseen they have great power."
The Fellowship of the Ring, Many Meetings
The Wringwraiths on Weathertop, as Frodo could see them.

All things in Arda fall into the realm of either the Seen or the Unseen.

The Unseen are objects and creatures of the spirit world that belong to 'magic'. Some of the most obvious examples of Unseen creatures are the Ringwraiths, which were invisible and formless without disguises provided by Sauron.

Wizards and the Elves who lived in Valinor, exist in both the Seen and the Unseen realm; their form in the Unseen is different and have the ability to see and affect Unseen creatures.

Those who wore the One Ring went to the Unseen realms and could see the forms of other persons there.