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This article is about mortal races. For the mortality of Men, see Gift of Men.

Mortals (Q. Fírimar by the Elves[1][2]) were any of the races of Arda who were subject to old age and death (as for example Hobbits and Dwarves), but applied especially to the race of Men.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 70
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Men"