Tolkien trivia question and answer #7

Tolkien trivia question and answer #7

Looks like yesterday’s question was a little too difficult. It wasn’t a trick question, as some of you thought, but one person got a least partial credit by including the whole name amongst a longer version.

Yesterday’s question was: What is the full title of the The Lord of the Rings? And the answer: The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King. Actually I think that makes more sense as a title. It always bugged me that the book was named after Sauron, of all people, who doesn’t actually make an appearance in person, so to speak. But the longer name makes it clear that the book is about his defeat and that the contrast with the Dark Lord is the new King of Gondor, Aragorn.

Anyway, on to today’s question, speaking of the King: When Aragorn was adopted by Elrond, what name was he given to hide his true identity, and what did it mean?

Hardcore Tolkien fans should know this, but if you don’t you can use your books.

The original blog post on this trivia feature is here.


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