The Drúedain

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Unfinished Tales
of Númenor and Middle-earth
Part One: The First Age
Part Two: The Second Age
Part Three: The Third Age
Part Four

The Drúedain is a chapter in Unfinished Tales, a posthumously published work of J.R.R. Tolkien edited and published by Christopher Tolkien.


The essay speaks about the Drúedain, little-appearing in The Lord of the Rings. It explores their history during the First Age being a part of the Second House of Men, and later their temporary presence on Númenor and then their staying in Andrast.

It is mentioned about their being confused with Orcs and the Rohirrim hunting and killing them in their ignorance.

There is a mention of their peculiar "magic" abilities and customs, exemplified in the First Age story The Faithful Stone.