Narsil was the sword of Elendil and, when he was killed by Sauron, his son Isildur picked up the blade and smote the One Ring from the Dark Lord's finger.
Ulmo is the Vala known as the King of the Sea, the Lord of Waters, and the Dweller of the Deep. He is the second most powerful of the Valar after his closest friend, Manwë.
There's Saruman the White (TRAITOR), Gandalf the Grey (BADASS), Radagast the Brown (HIPPIE), and the Blue Wizards (...weeeee don't actually know anything about them).
Its name means Goblin-Cleaver and the Goblins themselves nicknamed it "Biter." It was found in a troll's cave and carried by Thorin during most of the events in "The Hobbit."
The BalrogsThe DragonsThe NazgûlThe Mûmakil
The Balrogs were Maiar, of the same order as Gandalf and Saruman, corrupted by the influence of Morgoth. They're beings of fire and shadow, and it cost Gandalf his life to kill one.
Giant SpidersNazgûlDark ElvesOrcs
The elvish knife could only be considered a sword in the hands of the diminutive hobbits. Despite this, the blade was able to see two generations of filthy Bagginses through countless perils.
The SecondThe ThirdThe FourthThe Fifth
This age begins after the last of the ring-bearers — Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel, Gandalf, and Bilbo — sail west to the Undying Lands.
Glaurung, the Father of DragonsGothmog, Captain of AngbandSmaug the GoldenAncalagon the Black
Ancalagon the Black was the greatest dragon to ever live. His carcass was so enormous, it shattered a volcanic mountain range after it was slain by Arwen's grandfather.
The remaking of Narsil into Andúril marks the return of the High King of Gondor and Arnor, namely Aragorn. There was a whole rhyme about it.
Narya, the Ring of FireNenya, the Ring of WaterVilya, the Ring of Air
Nenya, the Ring of Water, was given to Galadriel by its creator, Celebrimbor, and used to maintain her home of Lothlórien.
He's big-G god. The only one that can actually create life. While the Valar can create form, they cannot create function. That was a bad metaphor — whatever.
Their invasion of the Undying Lands.Their defiance of Sauron.An attack by Ancalagon the Black.The explosion of a volcano.
The King of Númenor, Ar-Pharazôn, afraid of dying, was convinced by Sauron to invade and take over the Undying Lands (Middle-Earth's analogue of Heaven). The big-G god wasn't too pleased about that, so he drowned the entire island and made the world circular so only elven ships were able to sail there.
Fifteen Ainur led the Ainulindalë, helping to craft all of creation. However, Melkor turned away from his brothers and sisters to become the Dark Lord, while 14 other great spirits became the Valar.
Through dance.Through song.With their hands.By mixing elements in a cauldron.
The Music of the Ainur was sung in three parts, each more beautiful and complex than the last. What was left at the end was Eä, the entirety of creation.
Morgoth, known as Melkor before his fall, wove discord into creation.
Parrying the sword of Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs.Prying a jewel from Morgoth's crown.Trying to pierce Sauron's armor.After being stepped on by Glaurung, Father of Dragons.
Morgoth had placed the Silmarils in his Iron Crown and, despite freeing the first one just fine as the Dark Lord slumbered, his dagger broke trying to get the second. A shard pierced Morgoth's cheek, awakening him.
The dwarves were fashioned by the Valar of Craft, Aulë, who was impatient waiting for the elves to wake up. He created their forms, but was unable to give them life. The big-G god did right before Aulë smashed them, the dwarves shrinking in fear. Afterward, the big-G god put them to sleep until after his children, the elves, woke up.
Because he was the strongest.Because he was the most beloved.Because he was the angriest.Because he was afraid.
Olorin is Gandalf's name in Valinor, and he is known as the wisest spirit. His council strengthens those around him and was crucial in defeating Sauron during the War of the Ring. His plans laid decades in advance and his assistance led to the Dark Lord's downfall.
During the Battle of Gladden Fields.After a drunken revel.While trying to sneak through Moria.During a quarrel with the Wood Elves.
The Ring slipped off Isildur's finger as he tried to swim across a river to escape a warband of orcs. Despite the fact that the Ring was doing a fair job of corrupting the man, it betrayed Isildur because he had decided to turn it over to the Council of Three, who would've destroyed it. Close call.
Arwen and AragornRomeo and JulietGimli and GaladrielBeren and Lúthien
Beren loved Lúthien so much, he fought the greatest evil in the world to please her father. Lúthien loved Beren so much, she died of grief after he was mortally wounded.
How Well Do You Know Middle-Earth Mythology?
How did you manage this? Statistically, you should've at least gotten 25% right. It must've taken quite a bit of effort to be this wrong.
You probably saw a part of one of the movie's on TNT one time. Or maybe you overheard some of your betters talking about the movies and the books among themselves. Maybe check this series out sometime.
You got a couple of them right, but that may have just been luck. Maybe lay off the Longbottom Leaf next time.
You know a bit, but you're still only a man. You've attempted to read The Silmarillion, but it's not easy. So instead, you just read the Wikipedia plot summary. Which was only just a little bit clearer. But good for you for trying!
You are both wise and powerful. You quote lines from the movies often and your friends don't even like to watch them with you anymore. You've conquered The Silmarillion and have bent The Children of Hurin to your will. Middle-Earth is better for having you.
Your love of the works of Tolkien are so great, you crudely insert references into everyday conversation. Reading The Silmarillion is considered a slow afternoon for you. You have three rotating Halloween costumes, all Tolkien-based. You'll never get over the fact that the elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin weren't completed enough for conversation. But that hasn't stopped you from studying them extensively. Lle quena i'lambe tel' Eldalie? You truly are one of the greats.