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“If this was to be considered canon then Gwaihir would be exceptionally old by the time of his actions in the War of the Ring; at least 6000 years old.”

So what? Treebeard was alive in the First Age as well; and if one considers the Chapter Of Aulë and Yavanna in The Silmarillion, one will see that Ents and Eagles are of similar nature. Therefore, it seems quite plausible to me that Eagles have an extremely long life-span.

Furthermore, Christopher Tolkien explicitly stated that he considered it a mistake of his not to include the mention of Gwaihir and Landroval in The Silmarillion (in Sauron Defeated, chapter the Field of Kormallen). Canon states that on Tolkien Gateway, “[i]n general, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales are treated as canon, but corrections published in The History of Middle-earth generally take precedence.”

Greetings, 17:52, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

I've removed it for the time being. The whole page needs an expansion, you're welcome to do so :). -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:57, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Edit: Along with the whole question of his age, there is also the matter "is Gwaihir the Lord of the Eagles mentioned in The Hobbit? I've seen an article on it (can't remember where), but the case definately needs some attention as they are nowhere identified as the same character. And the "twice you have borne me"-statement doesn't add up when you take The Hobbit into account. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:59, 3 June 2009 (UTC)