Exploring Middle-Earth: Artifacts of Middle-Earth

Exploring Middle-Earth:  Artifacts of Middle-Earth



Glamdring or creased sting artifacts of middle-earth the grand majority of fantasy universes are filled with unique often magical and always impressive artifacts ranging from spectacularly named swords to supernatural objects and Tolkien's legendarium is once again no different well perhaps the overall number of such artifacts in middle-earth is somewhat low when compared to other fictional universes that doesn't make them any less special we won't go over every named weapon or artifact and Tolkien's works here but I hope to cover the major ones first let's discuss weapons one of the oldest legendary weapons in middle-earth was morgoth's great hammer grande also called the hammer of the underworld it was only featured in a single fight in more gothic duel against the Elven kings and golfin the hammer was said to cause great fiery pits to appear whenever it struck the ground accompanied by a small earthquake much later saurons forces used a tremendous battering ram to destroy the great gate of ministerís and they called it grande to evoke the memory of morgoth's weapon during the first Age an elf named ale became friends with a clan of dwarves and learned their craft he would most notably use a fallen meteorite to craft two swords both black and capable of cutting to iron one of these a glock hose ended up being given to king single as a begrudged payment a ol hated the nolde or elves and blamed them for the return of Morgoth and his malice and spite were imbued into the sword Dingell refused to use the sword and instead túrin turambar friend chose the weapon when going to search for his friend after his capture due to the malice in the blade and possibly acting with sentience the blade pricked turin during his rescue and turns flew his friend in surprise afterwards the swords edges became dull and Turan had the sword reforged into Gor thing meaning iron of death this sword would go on to slay glowering the first dragon one of the most famous swords in Lord of the Rings is Narcy is the sort of King Ellendale Narcy is meaning red and white flame was crafted by a famous dwarf craftsman during the first age and was an heirloom of the kings of númenor Elland is a descendant of the first King of númenor ended up with Narcisse and carried it with him after the fall of númenor he used it during the final battle against Sauron at the end of the second age but when Sauron killed lndia's the sword broke into two pieces Ellen deals son his shield or picked up one of the pieces and cut the ring from saurons hand the shield or took the shards home with him and they ended up in his Squires hands who brought them safely to Lord Elrond in Rivendell finally during the War of the Ring the shards were reforged into a new sword for Aragorn called endureth meaning flame of the West Aragorn used the sword throughout the war the ring often is proof of him being the heir of his shield or during the first age in the great elven city of Gondolin a number of powerful well known swords were crafted the king of Gondolin wielded the sword known as glumly during meaning Foehammer other weapons made during this time were or creased or goblin-cleaver and a small dagger Glamdring and/or priests were likely used in many battles before the fall of Gondolin both slain many orcs it's unknown exactly what happened to the weapons after the fall of Gondolin but these three ended up in a trolls cave roughly 6,500 years later Thorin Oakenshield company after dealing with the trolls ended up finding the weapons gandalf to glumly during and Thorin took or creased taking them to Elrond to reveal their names Bilbo later named the dagger he took sting after using it to fend off some Mirkwood spiders the orcs of the Misty Mountains recognised glom during an or creased and were fearful of them meaning legends of them had been passed down for generations or creased was laid next to Thoren after his death and sting was handed off to Frodo for his quest Gandalf would go on to use glommed ring for over 80 years tearing it all the way through the War of the Ring and even after his death from Durin's bane speaking of Gandalf some might consider his horse Shadowfax a bit of an artifact Shadowfax was the greatest of a special race of horses known as the mirror eyes according to legend the mirror asks were horses brought from Valen or by one of the Valar these horses were stronger more intelligent and more wild very no man on their backs but the kings and princes of Rohan after Gandalf escaped from Saruman at the beginning of the war of the ring he went to King Theoden and Rohan to find a strong steed they hadn't offered him any horse of his choosing and Gandalf loosely chose Shadowfax causing Theoden to resent his gift Shadowfax and Gandalf grew a special bond and the wizard rogue Shadowfax throughout the war of the Ring capable of running incredibly long distances without stopping at very fast speeds Shadowfax proved a valuable asset also of note when Gandalf was confronted by the witch-king of Angmar and ministereth Shadowfax was said to be the only horse capable of standing its ground instead of fleeing Shadowfax was likely taken with Gandalf to volunteer after the war ended as for armor the only real notable piece would be the me trail coat owned by Bilbo and Frodo Baggins me trail was a very precious metal of the stronger than steel but much lighter in weight and was found only in the Misty Mountains and Numenor after the fall of númenor there was only knowledge of a single material vein in the Misty Mountains which made the dwarves living there very wealthy they traded some to the nearby elves who made an alloy out of it that would only be visible by starlight or moonlight this was used to decorate the doors of durin encountered by the Fellowship of the Ring entering Moria the origins of the mithril coat are mostly unknown although supposedly it was made for an elven Prince it ended up being part of the hoard of treasure and Erebor protected by Smaug the dragon the coat was given to Bilbo by Thorin who eventually took it back home with him Bilbo decorated a stand in his home with it for a time before donating it to the math impose in the Shire a type of Museum for items of which hobbits had no particular use when Bilbo left for Rivendell he took the coat with him eventually given at the Frodo who used it during the war of the ring to move on to something a bit more powerful there were also the pollen teary or the scene stones the pollen teary were created by the great elven Smith's Faen or in Valen the years of the trees the exact number of pollen teary they were created is unknown but none more were created after Feyenoord the pollen theory were crystal spheres dark in color and practically impervious to harm although some suspected that the fires of Mount Doom could destroy them some of the spheres were about a foot in diameter whereas others could not be lifted by a single man the exact powers of the stones is somewhat vague they were primarily used to see and communicate with each of the other stones some of the stones could not be used to communicate with the others but most could the stones were used by various kings and rulers throughout the ages mostly to promote communication between kingdoms however those of great will and mine power could use a pollen tear to see wherever he wished whether it be placed or time the full history of the stones is lengthy but most notably they were used by Sauron Saruman and Denethor of Gondor at least a couple of the pollen Terry did survive into the fourth age of middle-earth the last artifact I'd like to discuss is the white tree of Gondor the first white tree grew in the king's court in Numenor a gift from the elves of Valen or is a symbol of friendship the tree blossomed every evening and it's fragrance filled the city at night when Sauron was taken to Numenor and began growing influence he convinced the númenóreans to chop the white tree down and build a fire and worship of Morgoth the night before this occurred however his sealed or stole a fruit from the tree and escaped the downfall of númenor with it his field or took the seedling to middle-earth where he established the city of Mineski theo later called minutes more and he planted a new white tree there unfortunately when Sauron returned he attacked the city burning the tree but a seal door once again escaped with the seedling he planted this one in the city of Manasa on or later called Minas Tirith this tree lasted over 1500 years before finally dying to the Great Plague another sampling was planted to replace it but it too eventually died roughly 1200 years later this time unfortunately they lacked another sapling and so the dead tree was left standing finally after Aragorn was crowned king of Gondor and Arnor gandalf took him up to the nearby mountain to look over his kingdom when Aragorn remarked about the dead tree Gandalf asked him to turn around where Aragorn saw a white sapling growing Aragorn took the sapling to replace the dead tree which was buried in the tomb of the Kings of course none of these objects discussed in this video come close to having the same impact on middle-earth as things like the silmaril soar the rings of power that being said it is often the smaller artifacts to provide for a much more interesting world for the bigger events to take place well it could certainly be argued the story of Lord of the Rings would be largely the same without shadow facts or sting or the white tree of Gondor it is precisely these types of things that proved to be so memorable you

26 thoughts on “Exploring Middle-Earth: Artifacts of Middle-Earth

  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Ain’t gandalfs staff considered as an artifact

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Bro this started it, can't compare it lol

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Can you guys make a video explaining all the higher beings and who created them etc.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Holy shiy i love your channel

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Good video overall, but the many mispronunciations are distracting …

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    very selective and some peculiar choices here in random order – also not very much in depth … poor video

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Orc-reest? Meeth-ril? Pah-lahn-tiri? Meer-as? Must you mangle every name you speak? Boo! Hiss!

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Missed all the rings of power.
    Missed the Silmarils (the greatest jewels made by Feanor and the entire reason why the Noldor went back to Middle Earth, which brought about 80% of the events that occurred in the entire timeline)

    Missed Fingolfins sword Ringil (only weapon not crafted by the Valar that physically hurt Morgoth, actually crippling him for the rest of his days)

    Missed the Arkenstone (the least important item on the list of things you missed but still an artifact of great worth to the house of Durin, the greatest of the dwarves)

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    I would’ve included Ringil, the sword of Fingolfin that wounded morgoth 7 times in their duel. I would’ve also mentioned that, according to the Dagor Dagorath, Gurthang would have been used to kill morgoth permanently

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    so helpful.thx

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Artifacts add flavor and detailed polish to a book

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    You should do a video on the Fellowship of the Ring (The group not the story itself). Not just the group's history, but the history of each member. I think it would be a good way to show something fans are familiar with, but expand their knowledge on who the members were.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    this would be a fieldtrip for the SCP foundation

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Bilbo used mythical artifact to decorate a stand in his home. I love bilbo

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Luv your videos

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    More than likely the Orcs (Really just the Great Goblin as he was the one who immediately identified "The Foe Hammer")of the Misty Mountains knew of Glamdring and Orchrist because they had actually had seen them in action.  Orcs do not die natural deaths….does anyone actually believe that mortal orcs would be able to so quickly identify a blade they had never seen…that last time saw action over 6000 years ago ?

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Denethor used a seeing stone? Wouldn’t he have died? Or get his mind takin over? Like the king of rohan

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    I think I remember in return of the king mention of mithril helms worn by Denethor's personal guard in Minas Tirith

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Make Mordor great again

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Not pronounced "Orr-creased" who talk you that pronunciation, or did you just decide to make it up?

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Do you think they could make mithril weapons and body armor? Not just chain mail?

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    So Palantiris are basically today's Android phones

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    how is The mthril coat the only noticeable piece of armor xP what about turins helmet

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Will you ever do, or have you ever done one of these on Gil Galad

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