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"Meneldor, Misty Mountain Eagle" from The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Biographical Information
Notable forhelping rescue Frodo and Sam from the eruptions of Orodruin
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Meneldor

Meneldor was a great Eagle of the northern mountains, one of the followers of Gwaihir the Windlord. He was among the squadron of Eagles who flew to the aid of the Captains of the West in the last desperate battle before the Gate of Mordor. With his lord Gwaihir, and Gwaihir's brother Landroval, he flew into the Black Land to the rescue of Frodo and Sam, and carried one of these two (we are not told which) out of the destruction of Mount Doom.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The first element of his name menel is both a Sindarin and Quenya word meaning "the heavens".[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

A card in Decipher's The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game confirms one of the eagles that rescued Frodo and Sam was Meneldor.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.24

Named Eagles
Thorondor · Gwaihir · Landroval · Meneldor