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P of Middle Earth
P of Middle Earth

P of Middle Earth


Peredhil - The Half-elven

A name given to Elrond, Lord of Rivendell, and his brother Elros. It means 'Half-elven', in reference to their shared ancestry among Elves and Men.

Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took I - Twentieth Shire-thain of the Took line

Son of Paladin Took II of Great Smials, and later Thain Peregrin I; he travelled with the Company of the Ring. With Meriadoc Brandybuck, he was separated from the Company at Parth Galen, and taken captive by Orcs. Escaping into Fangorn Forest, he saw the destruction of Isengard and travelled with Gandalf to Minas Tirith, where he became a bondsman of Steward Denethor II.

Púkel-men - Ancient watchers of the Dunharrow road

The ancient carved images, thought to be of Woses or Drúedain, that lined the road to Dunharrow in the White Mountains.


Parth Galen - The green lawn beneath Amon Hen

The green lawn above the Falls of Rauros at the feet of Amon Hen. It was here that the Company of the Ring was broken, and Boromir son of Denethor slain.

Paths of the Dead - The haunted caverns beneath the Ered Nimrais

A subterranean realm beneath the White Mountains above the valley of the River Morthond. The dwelling place through the Third Age of the Dead, Men cursed by Isildur for breaking their oath of fealty to him, and made to remain in Middle-earth until his rightful heir was to call for their aid.

Pelargir - Haven of the Kings of Gondor

The greatest and most ancient of the havens of Gondor, on the northern shore of the wide River Anduin in the land of Lebennin.

Pelennor Fields - The fields and townlands of Minas Tirith

The townlands and fields of Minas Tirith, the City of Gondor. The Pelennor was protected from invasion by the long circular wall of the Rammas Echor, and was the location of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields at the end of the Third Age.

Pillars of the kings - See Argonath

Prancing Pony - The inn of Bree

The inn of Bree, whose landlord at the time of the War of the Ring was Barliman Butterbur.


Palantíri - The Stones of Seeing

The Stones of Seeing; powerful crystalline globes that enabled their users to witness events and communicate with one another over great distances. Seven of these were brought to Middle-earth by Elendil.

Phial of Galadriel - Galadriel’s glittering gift to the Ring-bearer

The glittering phial that was Galadriel's gift to Frodo Baggins in Lórien, and which later helped him to escape from Shelob's Lair on the borders of Mordor.

Pipe-weed - The Shire-hobbits’ contribution to civilization

Tobacco, or a closely related plant, adopted for smoking by the Hobbits, and hence also called Halflings' Leaf.

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