Middle-earth is the section of Elrond’s Library where longer and more in-depth articles about Tolkien’s world are found. The main categories, with some sample articles, are shown below:

-Dwarves: History and Heroes – Introduction to Dwarven History, History of Durin’s Folk
-Dwelling Places of Arda – Imladris, Gondolin
-Elvish Cultures and Traditions – Naming of the Noldor
-Elvish Races and Dynasties – The Noldor, The Vanyar, The Nandor and Laiquendi
-Evil in Middle-earth – The One Ring, Melkor, Balrogs
-Family Trees – The Noldor, Kings of the Mark, The Baggins Family, Kings of Númenor, House of Bëor – significant names link through to the encyclopedia
-Hobbit History and Heroes – Pippin, The Brandybucks and Buckland
-Mortal Races of Middle-earth – The History of the Numenoreans, The History of the Rohirrim, The Houses of the Edain
-Noted Elves – Fëanor, Eöl, Galadriel, Elrond, Celeborn, Lúthien
-Noted Men and Women – Théoden, Aragorn, Beren, Helm Hammerhand
-The Maiar – Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Eönwë, Melian, Ossë
-The Natural World – Stars of Middle-earth, The Two Trees and their Heritage
-The Valar – Manwë, Ulmo, Aulë, Nienna, Yavanna, Varda
-Timelines – Second Age, Third Age, Fourth Age – significant names link through to the encyclopedia
-Wars and Battles of Middle-earth – Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Dagor Bragollach, War of the Last Alliance, Fall of Gondolin

Submissions procedure

We welcome any in-depth articles on any aspect of Arda – whether it fits in the above categories or not! New categories keep appearing all the time …

There is a submissions page here.

We need your help!

We want to give the Middle-earth section a new name. Since it was given in present name early in CoE history, the section has expanded beyond just Middle-earth, into Aman, and even the skies of Arda. We want to find something that will better reflect that – and also reflect the fact it contains in-depth articles about Tolkien’s world.

If you have any ideas, please PM them to atalante_star. If someone submits a name that the staff really likes, we’ll use that to rename the section and wave a few user points around as well.

by atalante_star

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