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List of Middle-earth articles by category
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List of Middle-earth articles by category

This is a list of articles related to J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.

Table of contents
1 Races
2 Characters
3 Cosmology
4 Historical periods
5 Places
6 Major languages
7 Items
8 Unions
9 Battles
10 Timeline



What follows is a brief and inevitably incomplete listing of characters from Tolkien's work who lived in Middle-earth. Note that characters are sorted according to several groups, and may appear multiple times. For a full list of characters see: List of Middle-earth characters.

First Age

House of Finwë

Sons of Fëanor House of Fingolfin House of Finarfin House of Elwë and Olwë House of Bëor House of Marach Descendants of Lúthien and Beren Descendants of Idril and Tuor Haladin of Brethil Others For a list of the Valar, see that article.

Second Age

Kings of Númenor: see Kings of Númenor

Sauron, a.k.a. Annatar

Ringwraiths or Nazgûl

Third Age

Thorin and Company

The Fellowship of the Ring Kings of Gondor: see Kings of Gondor

Kings of Arnor: see Kings of Arnor

Kings of Arthedain: see Kings of Arthedain

Chiefs of the Rangers of Arnor: see Chiefs of the Dúnedain

Stewards of Gondor: see Steward of Gondor

Kings of Rohan: see Kings of Rohan

Wizards or Istari:

Dwarves of Durin's folk: see Durin's folk

Other characters


Historical periods

  1. Years of the Lamps
  2. Years of the Trees
  3. Years of the Sun
    1. First Age
    2. Second Age
    3. Third Age
    4. Fourth Age


The stories takes mostly place in Beleriand, Eriador, and Rhovanion, but there are many other places in Middle-earth.

See also Aman, Númenor for places outside Middle-earth.

Nations and large regions

First Age only:

Present after the First Age: See also Regions of Gondor, Realms of Arda.

Natural features

Middle-earth was carefully designed by Tolkien, and contains many natural features such as rivers, mountains, and seas.

Large waters

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:

Mountains and Hills

First Age only:

Present after the First Age:


First Age only:

See also the Seven rivers of Ossiriand

Present after the First Age:

See also Rivers of Gondor

For a full list of rivers, see: List of Middle-earth rivers.

Cities, fortresses and other populated places

First Age only:

Present after the First Age: See also Cities of Gondor

Major languages






Timeline of Middle-earth.

For a list of Middle-earth related articles by name, see: List of Middle-earth articles.

J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium Finished works
The Hobbit | The Lord of the Rings | The Adventures of Tom Bombadil | The Road Goes Ever On | Bilbo's Last Song Posthumous works (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
The Silmarillion | Unfinished Tales | The History of Middle-earth
The Book of Lost Tales | The Lays of Beleriand; | The Shaping of Middle-earth; | The Lost Road and Other Writings; | The History of The Lord of the Rings; | Morgoth's Ring; | The War of the Jewels; | The  Peoples of Middle-earth; List of Middle-earth articles by category | articles by name | writings | characters | peoples | rivers | realms | ages