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E of Middle Earth
E of Middle Earth

E of Middle Earth


Elbereth - The name of Varda in Middle-earth

A Sindarin name meaning 'star-lady', used by the Elves of Middle-earth of Varda Elentári.

Elentári - ‘The Queen of the Stars’

A title of Varda, meaning 'Queen of the Stars'.

Elephants - Giant beasts of the southern lands, Mûmakil, Oliphaunts

While we know much of the great elephant-like creatures known as the Mûmakil, it is not certain whether their lesser cousins that are still known today existed in Middle-earth. Gandalf does mention them in The Hobbit, so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the Harad with their giant relatives.

Elfhelm - Marshal of the East-mark of Rohan

A lord of Rohan and later Marshal of the East-mark; he fought with Grimbold in the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen after the loss of Théodred.

Elladan - Brother to Elrohir and Arwen

In the one hundred and thirtieth year of the Third Age, Celebrían the wife of Elrond bore twin sons. Dark-haired and grey-eyed, only those that knew them well could tell them apart. The first of the twins was named Elladan, 'Elf-Man' as a token of his ancestry; he was descended not only from the royal houses of the Noldor and the Sindar, but also from the Houses of Hador and Bëor of the Edain.

Elrohir - The noble twin son of Elrond

With Elladan, one of the twin sons of Elrond, born in the early years of the Third Age. They performed many deeds of errantry throughout that age, and fought in the War of the Ring.

Entmoot - A gathering of Ents

The name for a meeting of the Ents of Fangorn Forest, said to be a rare occasion in the later days of the Third Age. The Moot was held by tradition at a dell in the Forest known as Derndingle.

Entings - Young Ents

A name used by the Ents to refer to juvenile members of their own kind. At the time of the War of the Ring, due to the loss of the Entwives, there had been no new Entings for centuries.

Entwives - The lost spouses of the Ents

The mates of the Ents, who had their gardens in the regions later known as the Brown Lands. When Sauron blasted that region, the Entwives escaped into the wilds of Middle-earth and were lost to the Ents (or so the Ents themselves believed).

Éomer Éadig - First of the Third Line of the Kings of Rohan, Éadig, King of the Mark, King of Rohan, Third Marshal of Riddermark

The son of Éomund of Eastfold and Théodwyn, the sister of King Théoden. While still a young man of just twenty-six, Éomer the King's nephew was made Third Marshal of Riddermark, and took command of the Riders of Eastfold. The days of his youth were harsh ones for Rohan; its people were imperilled by Orcs out of the north, while a certain Gríma son of Gálmód, later found to be a spy of Saruman, gained influence over the King.

Éomund of Eastfold - The father of Éomer and Éowyn

Marshal of the Mark, who married Théodwyn the sister of King Théoden of Rohan - their children were Éomer and Éowyn, who were each to play a great part in the War of the Ring. Éomund himself was slain in battle with Orcs in the Emyn Muil.

Éothain - A Rider under Éomer’s command

A member of Éomer's éored that overran the orcs who had captured Merry and Pippin at the fringe of Fangorn Forest, and later encountered Aragorn and his companions on the wide fields of Rohan. Éothain was not as trusting as his commander, scoffing at the idea that hobbits even existed, and arguing against the gift of horses to the three companions.

Erestor - The chief of Elrond‘s counsellors

The chief counsellor of Elrond's household at the time of the War of the Ring, who took part in the Council of Elrond. He did not support the idea of destroying the Ring, and preferred instead the notion of guarding it from Sauron, perhaps with the aid of Tom Bombadil.

Evenstar - The surname of Arwen

Title of Arwen, Queen to Aragorn II Elessar, referring not only to her radiant beauty, but also to her descent: the evening star was the light of the last Silmaril, bound to the brow of her grandfather Eärendil.


Eastfarthing of the Shire - The lands east of the Three-Farthing Stone

The easternmost of the four Farthings of the Shire. Its main towns were at Frogmorton and Whitfurrows on the East Road, and the farms of the Marish lay where it bordered Buckland across the River Brandywine.

East Road - The road that led from the Shire out into Eriador

The name used by the Shire-hobbits for the ancient road that led eastward through the Shire into the wilds of Eriador and beyond (although the Hobbits themselves rarely travelled farther on it than Bree).

East Wall (of Rohan) - The western cliffs of Emym Muil

Eldamar - Lands of the Elves in Aman

Elvenhome, the lands of the Elves in Aman that lay to the east of the Pelóri mountains, and in which stood the city of Tirion.

Elven Door - West entrance to Moria made by dwarves but controlled by a spell of Celebrimbor. Also known as Door of Durin

Elven River - See Esgalduim

Emyn Arnen - The central uplands of Ithilien

A range of hills in the central regions of Ithilien, across the Great River from Minas Tirith. This region was particularly associated with the Stewards of Gondor. Húrin, the first of the hereditary Stewards, came from these hills, and Steward Faramir dwelt here after the War of the Ring.

Endless Stair - The stair that led to Durin’s Tower

The winding stairway that led from the deepest halls of Khazad-dûm up to Durin's Tower on the peak of Zirakzigil.

Erech - The Hill and Stone at the head of the Blackroot Vale

An ancient site at the feet of the White Mountains in Gondor, though it seems to have predated the foundation of that land. Erech was most famous for a huge Stone, said to have fallen from heaven.

River Erui - The river that flowed out of Lossarnach

A lesser river of Gondor that flowed southward out of the White Mountains, through Lossarnach, to meet the River Anduin above Pelargir.

Esgaroth - A township on the shores of the Long Lake

A town on the shores on the Long Lake, the original home of the Lake-men. After the coming of Smaug to Erebor, Esgaroth seems to have been abandoned in favour of a more secure township built out in the Lake itself, but this is not entirely clear: the name 'Esgaroth' is also sometimes used of this second dwelling-place, which is more usually called simply 'Lake-town'.

Ettenmoors - The empty moors north of Rivendell

The wild, untamed lands that lay north of Rivendell. It was here that the Witch-king fled after his defeat in the Battle of Fornost.


Elfstone - The Elessar

The green stone given to Aragorn II by Galadriel in Lórien, and the origin of his surname, Elessar.

elven cake - See lembas

Elvenhome - Distant land of the Elves

A general term for a land inhabited by Elves. It almost always refers to Eldamar (which is 'Elvenhome' in the Elves' own tongue), the homeland of the Elves in Aman.

Eye of Sauron - The all-seeing Red Eye, The Evil Eye, The Eye of Barad-dûr, The Eye of Mordor, The Great Eye, The Lidless Eye

From the highest tower of Barad-dûr, Sauron kept an unceasing watch on the lands and kingdoms of Middle-earth. The 'Eye of Sauron' is a reference to this unsleeping vigilance.

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