The Midgewater Marshes

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The Midgewater Marshes
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings (film series) - Midgewater crossing.png
Scene number17 (extended edition only)
Duration 1:37
Event The hobbits make their way through the Midgewater Marshes
Characters Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn
The Nazgûl
The Spoiling of Isengard

The Midgewater Marshes is the seventeenth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition). This scene does not appear in the theatrical cut of the film.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The group arrives in Midgewater, which is hard to traverse owing to the swampy conditions and presence of bugs. They eventually make it through the marshes in time for sundown. Frodo overhears Aragorn singing the Lay of Lúthien, which describes the love between the Man Beren and the Elf Lúthien and their tragic end.

Differences[edit | edit source]

  • The "Lay of Lúthien" mentioned by Aragorn is actually the "Song of Beren and Lúthien" in the book, and is sung at Weathertop not near Midgewater.