As the narrative progresses in Season 1 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerin the original), some interesting questions from writer JRR Tolkien’s stories come to light.
In fact, in episode 7, titled “The Eye”, released on Amazon Prime Video last Friday (7), while the men of her village were recovering, Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) suggested that everyone head towards Pelargir.
Even without many clues or questions about this place, some characters agreed to go to this former Numenorean colony, especially in the words of Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova), which emphasized the idea of a fresh start for the race of men.
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Want to know more about this place and its impact on Lord of the Rings? Check out more details below!
Pelargir: a very important place for Middle-earth
According to Tolkien’s writings, spread across several works, such as the Silmarillion (1977), unfinished tales (1980) and even Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), Pelargir is a port city, located between the rivers Sirith and Anduin.
Built during the Second Age by the first Men of Gondor, it housed many ancient residents of Númenor who did not succumb to Sauron and fought valiantly against his threat. Isn’t this quite similar to what was presented by the series in the last few episodes?
Somehow, this region became quite prosperous over time, mainly because of its strategic location: Pelargir was linked to Minas Tirith to the south and the Hill of Erech to the west.
However, during the Third Age, Pelargir lost its prestige, having been used by the rulers of Gondor in several wars and disputes over other territories. But it is worth mentioning that, even forgotten, the place became very important for the King of the Dead and also The Dead who helped Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli in the famous War of the Ring in Minas Tirith.
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This episode, seen in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, has become quite memorable for most fans. When Aragorn reveals himself to be a descendant of Isildur, The Dead walk with him to the harbor of Pelargir, following the river Anduin.
Therefore, it is quite possible that the series will explore Pelargir from now on, mainly to show the fate of the peoples of the south who were tempted by Sauron, Adar and their army of orcs. However, as Bronwyn mentions, at this point in the narrative, Pelargir appears to be an uninhabited place. Therefore, it would be very interesting to see how these people would arrive at the place, wouldn’t it?
So stay tuned and be sure to check it out! the season finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be available next Friday (14) on Amazon Prime Video.