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Can I add this or is would it fall under "copyrighted work?"

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

Ælfwine228 17:20, 8 August 2008 (EDT)

It's just a quote. Wherever it's used it should be cited as to it's source, which is probably FOTR. You shouldn't use it for a profit making activity without getting permission from the Tolkien Estate or the applicable publisher. There won't be any problems using it on this site.--Theoden1 20:04, 8 August 2008 (EDT)
As long as we're only quoting a small fragment of the book and using it for educational purposes then it is considered fair use. There really isn't a strict point at which a quote becomes too long so we just have to be careful, the Ring quote should be fine. Longer poems are when it becomes more tricky, anything more than a paragraph or two is most likely too long to quote in full. --Hyarion 20:33, 8 August 2008 (EDT)

The Seven

In the article it says that when Durin III fell, his ring was lost with him. I thought that this was the same ring that was retaken by Sauron from Thrain II, am I wrong? Also, doesn't Gandalf once say "Three he has recaptured, and the others the dragons have consumed."

Quite correct. -- Ederchil 12:39, 9 August 2008 (EDT)


I thought Galadriel was the Ring-Bearer for Nenya, Rings of the Adamant, didn't Elrond have the Ring of Water? AragornElessar 15:02, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Nenya is the Ring of Water. Elrond had Vilya, the Ring of Air. -- Edrastel 19:29, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. AragornElessar 19:53, 22 April 2016 (UTC)