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Lindir

Lindir was an Elf of Rivendell.

[edit] History

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]

[edit] Etymology

The name Lindir seems to be composed of lin ("tune") + ndir ("man"), therefore meaning "song man".[2]

[edit] 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. [3] McKenzie also appeared in The Lord of the Rings (film series) as an extra dubbed "Figwit" by fans. It is unclear whether that character is intended to be Lindir.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. "What do all those Names in the Books Mean?" , Merin Essi ar Quenteli! (accessed 29 November 2014)
  3. Ian McKellen, "2 Elves and another Wizard" dated 10 May 2011, Ian McKellen's website (accessed 23 December 2011)