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Nazgûl first appear in Middle-earth

Event Type: General

Age: 2nd Age - Rings

Year: 2251

Description:

About this time the Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, slaves of the Nine Rings, first appear.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Second Age

In the... war between Sauron and the Elves... Eregion was captured..., and Sauron seized many Rings of Power. These he gave, for their ultimate corruption and enslavement, to those who would accept them (out of ambition or greed).

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 131 to Milton Waldman, late 1951?

There were evil Númenóreans: Sauronians... the wicked Kings who had become Nazgûl or Ringwraiths.

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 156 to Robert Murray, SJ., 4 November 1952

... Sauron made One Ring, the Ruling Ring that contained the powers of all the others, and controlled them, so that its wearer could see the thoughts of all those that used the lesser rings, could govern all that they did, and in the end could utterly enslave them.

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 131 to Milton Waldman, late 1951?

Contributors:
Anglachel - 16Mar03
Elena Tiriel 14Mar08

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