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How Well Do You Know Middle-Earth Mythology?

Are you just a filthy movie watcher, or are you a Stephen Colbert?

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  1. New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com
    Glamdring
    Narsil
    Sting
    Longclaw
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  2. John Howe / Via john-howe.com
    Ulmo
    Celebrimbor
    Sauron
    Ungoliant
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  3. Via hdwallpapers.pm
    Two
    Five
    Seven
    Three
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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).

  4. New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com
    Florin
    Kili
    Thorin
    Gandalf
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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."

  5. D3SMMUN / Via d3smmun.deviantart.com
    The Balrogs
    The Dragons
    The Nazgûl
    The Mûmakil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  6. New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com
    Giant Spiders
    Nazgûl
    Dark Elves
    Orcs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  7. Joe Gilronan / Via joegilronanlordoftherings.blogspot.com
    The Second
    The Third
    The Fourth
    The Fifth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This age begins after the last of the ring-bearers — Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel, Gandalf, and Bilbo — sail west to the Undying Lands.

  8. Justin Gerard / Via quickhidehere.blogspot.com
    Glaurung, the Father of Dragons
    Gothmog, Captain of Angband
    Smaug the Golden
    Ancalagon the Black
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  9. New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com
    Ecthelion
    Mithródin
    Orcrist
    Andúril
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  10. New Line Cinema / Via futuregamez.net
    Narya, the Ring of Fire
    Nenya, the Ring of Water
    Vilya, the Ring of Air
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nenya, the Ring of Water, was given to Galadriel by its creator, Celebrimbor, and used to maintain her home of Lothlórien.

  11. enanoakd / Via enanoakd.deviantart.com
    Melkor
    Manwë
    Eru Ilúvatar
    God
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  12. John Howe / Via tolkiengateway.net
    Their invasion of the Undying Lands.
    Their defiance of Sauron.
    An attack by Ancalagon the Black.
    The explosion of a volcano.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  13. SkullBastard / Via mirachravaia.deviantart.com
    13
    10
    20
    14
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  14. AlesseaEarello / Via alasseaearello.deviantart.com
    Through dance.
    Through song.
    With their hands.
    By mixing elements in a cauldron.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  15. PunkRanger / Via punkranger.deviantart.com
    Gollum
    Sauron
    Morgoth
    Ungoliant
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Morgoth, known as Melkor before his fall, wove discord into creation.

  16. maril1 / Via maril1.deviantart.com
    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.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  17. Via wordpress.com
    Ents
    Ainur
    Dwarves
    Elves
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  18. Matt Stewart / Via tolkiengateway.net
    Because he was the strongest.
    Because he was the most beloved.
    Because he was the angriest.
    Because he was afraid.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  19. New Line Cinema / Via img2.wikia.nocookie.net
    During the Battle of Gladden Fields.
    After a drunken revel.
    While trying to sneak through Moria.
    During a quarrel with the Wood Elves.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

  20. Thomas Gainsborough / Via upload.wikimedia.org
    Arwen and Aragorn
    Romeo and Juliet
    Gimli and Galadriel
    Beren and Lúthien
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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?

Why are you even here?

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.

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Stupid, Filthy Hobbit

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.

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Pothead Wizard

You got a couple of them right, but that may have just been luck. Maybe lay off the Longbottom Leaf next time.

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King of Man

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!

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One of the White Council

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.

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Stephen Colbert-esque

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.

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