|The Great Eagle|
|"The Lord of the Eagles" by Darrell Sweet|
|Other names||Lord of the Eagles|
|Titles||King of All Birds|
|Notable for||saving Thorin and Company|
|Gallery||Images of the Great Eagle|
Once he suffered from a poisoned wound, and was healed by Gandalf and thenceforth they became friends.
During the Quest of Erebor, they saved Thorin and Company as they flew from the Goblin-town and brought them to the eyrie; later they played a crucial role in the Battle of Five Armies (T.A. 2941). After this he became King of All Birds and wore a golden crown.
It is often thought that the Great Eagle is the same individual as Gwaihir. Among several points which separate the two, the Great Eagle is mentioned to wear a crown after The Hobbit but no crown is mentioned with Gwaihir in The Lord of the Rings.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Clouds Burst"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"
|Thorondor · Gwaihir · Landroval · Meneldor|