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Lord of the Ring

The name The Lord of the Rings refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Lord of the Rings (disambiguation).
"The Lord of the Ring is not Frodo, but the master of the Dark Tower of Mordor..."
Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"

Lord of the Ring or Lord of the Rings was a title for Sauron, the master of the One Ring. The singular form appeared twice when Peregrin Took tried to apply it to Frodo, but Gandalf corrected him.[1] The plural form appeared also twice: once in the mentioned conversation with Gandalf, and another by Glorfindel during the Council of Elrond.[2]

[edit] Elvish translation

There are two known translations by Tolkien of the Lord of the Rings into Quenya:

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  3. Åke Bertenstam, "DTS 54 - Heru imillion", Mellonath Daeron (accessed 22 December 2020)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Letter to Philip Brown" (letter)