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List of Middle-earth characters

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The following is a list of notable characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. The list is for characters from Tolkien's writings only.


  • Aragorn: Son of Arathorn, descendant of Isildur who was a principal figure in both the Fellowship of the Ring and the War of the Ring. Became king over the reunited kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.
  • Arwen: Daughter of Elrond Half-elven and Celebrían, marries Aragorn at the end of the War of the Ring and becomes queen of the reunited kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.



  • Celeborn: Lord of Lothlórien, and the husband of Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood. He fought during the War of the Ring defending Lothlórien. Celeborn went to the Grey Havens and sailed for the Undying Lands at the Fourth Age.
  • Celebrimbor: Noldorin smith and grandson of Fëanor, who led the creation of all but one of the twenty Rings of Power. Tortured to death by Sauron.





  • Galadriel: Co-ruler of Lothlórien alongside her husband Celeborn. Relative of numerous notable characters in Tolkien's legendarium through bloodline and kinship.
  • Gandalf: A wizard. A member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Killed in battle in Moria, but returns to play a leading role in the defeat of Sauron.
  • Gil-galad: Last High King of the Noldor, who ruled during the Second Age. Formed the Last Alliance of Elves and Men with Elendil, and fell in combat against Sauron's forces.
  • Glorfindel: Noldorin elf-lord notable for his death and resurrection within Tolkien's legendarium.
  • Gimli: Dwarven member of the Fellowship of the Ring and a major character in The Lord of the Rings.
  • Goldberry: Mysterious entity known as the River-woman's daughter, wife of Tom Bombadil.
  • Gollum: Possessor of the One Ring until taken by Bilbo Baggins. Falls into the Crack of Doom after retaking the ring from Frodo Baggins.
  • Gríma Wormtongue: An ally of Saruman who gave false advice to Théoden, King of Rohan. Slain by hobbit militia during the Scouring of the Shire.


  • Húrin: Human warrior of the First Age, and the father of Túrin Turambar.
  • Halbarad: A Dúnadan Ranger of the North, and one of Aragorn's comrades during the weeks leading up to Sauron's final demise.


  • Isildur: Son of Elendil, and co-founder of the kingdom of Gondor. Took the One Ring from Sauron at the end of the Second Age, but was later slain at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields.


  • Kíli: Son of Dís. Thorin Oakenshield’s nephew, son of his sister. Died during the Battle of Five Armies.





  • Radagast: one of the Five Istari or Wizards who has an affinity with nature.




  • Ungoliant: Monstrous spider spirit. Progenitor of the Great Spiders and of Shelob.


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