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Lindir was an Elf of Rivendell.


After Bilbo Baggins's rendition of his Song of Eärendil, Lindir claimed that he was unable to tell which parts were written by Aragorn, and which by Bilbo himself, explaining that he knew little of Mortals and their ways.[1]


The name Lindir seems to mean "Singer". The prefix "Lind" itself in Elvish (Sindarin) means "sweet" or "tuneful".[source?]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2012-14: The Hobbit (film series):

Lindir is portrayed by Bret McKenzie. He welcomes Gandalf and the party of Dwarves to Rivendell in place of Elrond, who is hunting, and later reports to Lord Elrond that Thorin and his companions have departed in secret. [2] McKenzie also appeared in The Lord of the Rings (film series) as Figwit, but it is unclear if Lindir is intended to be that character or not.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. Ian McKellen, "2 Elves and another Wizard" dated 10 May 2011, Ian McKellen's website (accessed 23 December 2011)