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In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan ('ship-maker' in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Sindarin Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, one of the wisest and perhaps the mightiest of the Moriquendi. He was the bearer of the Great Ring Narya after Gil-galad, which he in turn gave to Gandalf. J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the fictional Sindar (meaning Grey People, singular Sinda, although the later term was not generally used by Tolkien) are Elves of Telerin descent. ... The Elves (always pluralized as such, never Elfs) are one of the races that appear in the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Mariner can refer to The PBM Mariner flying boat The Mariner Space Program An archaic term for sailor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Falas (Coast or Shore) was an area on the west coast of Beleriand, south of Nevrast. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the rise of the Sun and the arrival of the Ñoldor in the land Beleriand in Middle-earth, and ended with the overthrow of Morgoth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, the Moriquendi (the Elves of Darkness, singular Moriquend) are, in essence, the Elves that did not join the Great Journey over the sea and behold the light of the Two Trees in Valinor. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Narya (the Ring of Fire or Red Ring) is one of the Rings of Power, specifically one of the Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the sky. Created by Celebrimbor after Annatar had left Eregion, it was free... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... Sir Ian McKellen portrays Gandalf in The Two Towers. ...


He had a beard, which is rare for Elves; but he was of great age at the time of the War of the Ring: perhaps the oldest Sindarin Elf, or indeed the oldest of all the Elves remaining in Middle-earth. Círdan had grey (silver) hair, like his overlord Thingol. He might have been related to him, possibly by Thingol's brother Elmo. Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. ... In the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the fictional Sindar (meaning Grey People, singular Sinda, although the later term was not generally used by Tolkien) are Elves of Telerin descent. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Elu Thingol is the King of Doriath and High King of the Sindar, a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... For other uses, see Elmo (disambiguation). ...


His original name was probably Nowë. This name is not Sindarin and probably an archaic form of it, or possibly Common Telerin, with uncertain meaning. It may be related to the term nowo meaning "think, form idea, imagine." In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Common Telerin is the primordial tongue of the Teleri or Lindar clan of the Elves. ...


In the First Age, Círdan was a ruler of a host of the Teleri under Elwë, and during the long wait in Beleriand he fell in love with the sea. When Ulmo returned for the Teleri Círdan and his followers remained behind, partially because of their love for Belegaer, and partially because of his kinship with Elwë, who was lost. After Elwë returned and became King Thingol, Círdan ruled the Falathrim of the havens of Eglarest and Brithombar, although he seemed to have accepted Thingol's overlordship. Later he became an advisor and friend of Finrod Felagund, lord of Nargothrond, although the Falas remained independent. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the rise of the Sun and the arrival of the Ñoldor in the land Beleriand in Middle-earth, and ended with the overthrow of Morgoth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ... Ulmo is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Belegaer, the Great Sea or the Sundering Seas, is the sea of Arda that is west of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Falas (Coast or Shore) was an area on the west coast of Beleriand, south of Nevrast. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Havens of the Falas were Elven cities in Beleriand. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Havens of the Falas were Elven cities in Beleriand. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nargothrond (Halls of Narog) is the stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand, and the lands to the north (the Talath Dirnen or Guarded Plain) ruled by the city. ...


Círdan was early on warned by Ulmo not to attempt a crossing to Valinor, and his mariners restricted their work to the coasts of Middle-earth. However, at the request of King Turgon of Gondolin, he later built several messenger ships to sail to Valinor to request help from the Valar against Morgoth. All these missions failed, and only one survivor ever returned. After the havens of the Falas were destroyed, Círdan was instrumental in setting up the refuges at the Mouths of Sirion and the Isle of Balar, to which he retired. It was on this isle that he built the great ship Vingilot for Eärendil. Turgon is a commune of the Charente département in France. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... A map of Aman and Valinor A fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Valinor (meaning Land of the Valar) is the realm of the Valar in Aman, the place to which they moved after being driven from Almaren by Melkor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe, Middle-earth, the Valar are the Powers of Arda who live on the Western continent of Aman. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Mouths of Sirion is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Isle of Balar was a refugee camp of the Eldar and Edain of Beleriand. ... Vingilótë, or Vingilot, is a fictional ship in J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... This article deals with the Half-elven Eärendil. ...


In the Second Age, Círdan stayed behind when the Elves were summoned to Valinor, and set up the havens of Forlond, Harlond and Mithlond in the destroyed land of Lindon (anciently Ossiriand). Círdan's exact status during that time is unknown, but it seems certain he served as lieutenant of Gil-galad, the last High King of the Ñoldor of Middle-earth. Círdan is mentioned as receiving the ships of the Númenóreans as they returned to the north of Middle-earth. The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings the name Harlond (Sindarin for south haven) is shared by two fictional places in Middle-earth: The southern harbour of Mithlond on the Gulf of Lhûn, the northern being Forlond; The harbour of Minas Tirith located on the... The Mithlond or the Grey Havens was a haven (seaport) on the Gulf of Lune in the northwest of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ... Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Lindon is the land beyond the Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) in the northwest of Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ...


From the Third Age after the fall of Gil-galad and the beginning of the Age of Men, Círdan remained at the Grey Havens of Mithlond, and built ships which ferried the departing Elves to Valinor. Círdan had possession of the Great Ring Narya, rescued from Rodnor Gil-galad, but when the Istari or Wizards arrived in the early Third Age he recognised Olórin's wisdom, and gave him his ring. Círdan remained active behind the scenes, sending counsellors to the White Council at Rivendell,but following the War of the Ring he was seen to have prepared the ship that ferried across the other Ring-bearers: Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, Bilbo, and Frodo in the last year of the Third Age. It is uncertain whether he left Middle-earth himself on the same ship: he is not mentioned as boarding, and later letters by Tolkien imply he remained behind. The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Mithlond or the Grey Havens was a haven (seaport) on the Gulf of Lune in the northwest of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Narya (the Ring of Fire or Red Ring) is one of the Rings of Power, specifically one of the Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the sky. Created by Celebrimbor after Annatar had left Eregion, it was free... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Wizards of Middle-earth are a small group of beings outwardly resembling Men but possessing much greater physical and mental power. ... Sir Ian McKellen portrays Gandalf in The Two Towers. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the White Council, or Council of the Wise, was a group of Elves and Wizards of Middle-earth, formed during the Third Age to contest the growing power of Dol Guldur. ... Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. ... In The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, Frodo Baggins is appointed to be the Ring-bearer by the Council of Elrond in Rivendell. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ? is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Lady Galadriel was a character in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Bilbo Baggins is the central character of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit. ... Frodo Baggins is the main fictional character of J. R. R. Tolkiens monumental and mythological novel, The Lord of the Rings. ...


In the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy by Peter Jackson, Círdan briefly appears in the third movie. His role as lieutenant of Gil-galad is given to Elrond instead (Elrond was Gil-galad's herald in the books) in the first movie. He does, however, appear very briefly in Galadriel's Monologue at the start of the first movie, in the very brief shot of the three elven ringbearers. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. ... Peter Jackson in Wellington (New Zealand) Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961), is a film writer, director and producer born in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand to Bill and Joan Jackson. ... This article is about the 2003 live action film. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ? is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... A herald was originally a messenger sent by a king or nobleman to convey a message or proclamation. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). ...


External Links

  • The Encyclopedia of Arda — Círdan the Shipwright (http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.htm)

 
 

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