A prologue is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details and other miscellaneous information. Here, it can refer to:
- The Prologue to the The Lord of the Rings.
- "The Prologue", the first chapter of The Peoples of Middle-earth.
- Prologue, the first quest line in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
- Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All, the first song from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings.
- Prologue: A Ring's Tale, the second scene of The Lord of the Rings (1978 film).