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During the [[War of the Ring]] [[Arwen]] prepared for [[Aragorn]] a banner with the [[Livery of Elendil]] in mithril, gems, and gold. Aragorn used this during the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]] to herald the Return of the King.<ref>{{RK|V6}}</ref>
 
During the [[War of the Ring]] [[Arwen]] prepared for [[Aragorn]] a banner with the [[Livery of Elendil]] in mithril, gems, and gold. Aragorn used this during the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]] to herald the Return of the King.<ref>{{RK|V6}}</ref>
  
After [[Gimli]] became [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]], he and his Dwarves forged great gates of ''mithril'' to replace the [[Great Gate of Minas Tirith|Great Gate]] of [[Minas Tirith]] which was broken by the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]].
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After [[Gimli]] became [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]], he and his Dwarves forged great gates of ''mithril'' to replace the [[Great Gate of Minas Tirith|Great Gate]] of [[Minas Tirith]] which were broken by the [[Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]].
  
 
Greatest of all, according to legend, was the ship of [[Eärendil]], [[Vingilótë]], which he sailed into the sky, making the gleam of truesilver visible to the world as the Evening and Morning Star. From the ''[[Song of Eärendil]]'', written by [[Bilbo]] and [[Aragorn]], "A ship then new they built for him of mithril and of elven-glass".<ref name=meetings/>
 
Greatest of all, according to legend, was the ship of [[Eärendil]], [[Vingilótë]], which he sailed into the sky, making the gleam of truesilver visible to the world as the Evening and Morning Star. From the ''[[Song of Eärendil]]'', written by [[Bilbo]] and [[Aragorn]], "A ship then new they built for him of mithril and of elven-glass".<ref name=meetings/>
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Of all items made of ''mithril'', the most famous is the "small shirt of mail" retrieved from the hoard of the dragon [[Smaug]], and given to [[Bilbo Baggins]] by [[Thorin]].   
 
Of all items made of ''mithril'', the most famous is the "small shirt of mail" retrieved from the hoard of the dragon [[Smaug]], and given to [[Bilbo Baggins]] by [[Thorin]].   
  
A kingly gift, the ''mithril''-coat was actually worth more than the entire worth of the Shire (Bilbo probably knew this, but he didn't care).  Bilbo had it decorated on a stand-in [[Bag End]] until he donated it to [[Mathom-house]]<ref>{{H|Stage}}</ref> but he took it back before leaving the [[Shire]] for [[Rivendell]]. Years later, he gave it to his nephew [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], who wore it during the Quest to [[Mount Doom]].  It saved Frodo's life several times; the first when he was nearly skewered by an [[Orcs|Orc]] in the Mines of Moria and the second when he was hit by an arrow while on the river [[Anduin]]. It was later taken by the Orcs who captured him in the pass above [[Cirith Ungol]], and passed on to the Dark Lord's servants at [[Barad-dûr]].  When the coat was displayed before the hosts of [[Aragorn]] at the Gates of Mordor, many despaired, thinking Frodo had been captured or killed, and the Ring taken. Gandalf reclaimed it from Sauron's lieutenant and was later able to return it to Frodo after the battles were won. After the [[Battle of Bywater]], the coat once again saved Frodo's life after [[Saruman]] attempted to assassinate him at [[Bag End]]<ref>{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>.
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A kingly gift, the ''mithril''-coat was actually worth more than the entire worth of the Shire (Bilbo probably knew this, but he didn't care).  Bilbo had it decorated on a stand-in [[Bag End]] until he donated it to [[Mathom-house]]<ref>{{H|Stage}}</ref> but he took it back before leaving the [[Shire]] for [[Rivendell]]. Years later, he gave it to his nephew [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], who wore it during the Quest to [[Mount Doom]].  It saved Frodo's life when he was nearly skewered by an [[Orcs|Orc]] in the Mines of Moria. It was later taken by the Orcs who captured him in the pass above [[Cirith Ungol]], and passed on to the Dark Lord's servants at [[Barad-dûr]].  When the coat was displayed before the hosts of [[Aragorn]] at the Gates of Mordor, many despaired, thinking Frodo had been captured or killed, and the Ring taken. Gandalf reclaimed it from Sauron's lieutenant and was later able to return it to Frodo after the battles were won. After the [[Battle of Bywater]], the coat once again saved Frodo's life after [[Saruman]] attempted to assassinate him at [[Bag End]]<ref>{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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