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Lindir

Lindir
Elf
Jan Pospisil - Bilbo and Lindir.jpg
Biographical Information
LocationRivendell
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Lindir

Lindir was an Elf of Rivendell.

[edit] History

After Bilbo Baggins's rendition of his Song of Eärendil, Lindir claimed that he was unable to tell which parts were written by Aragorn, and which by Bilbo himself, explaining that he knew little of Mortals and their ways.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Lindir seems to be composed of lind ("tune") + dîr ("man"), therefore meaning "Song Man".[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Lindir in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Lindir can be found in the Hall of Fire in Rivendell. He is engaged in a conversation with Bilbo Baggins and the two ask the player to join them in a game of riddles.

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Lindir is portrayed by Bret McKenzie. He welcomes Gandalf and the party of Dwarves to Rivendell in place of Elrond, who is hunting, and later reports to Lord Elrond that Thorin and his companions have departed in secret. [3] McKenzie also appeared in The Lord of the Rings (film series) as an extra dubbed "Figwit" by fans. It is unclear whether that character is intended to be Lindir.

[edit] See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. Paul Strack, "S. Lindir m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 October 2020)
  3. Ian McKellen, "2 Elves and another Wizard" dated 10 May 2011, Ian McKellen's website (accessed 23 December 2011)