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The Tolkien Index

  • Aim: To provide an index for names appearing in published writings on Arda by J.R.R. Tolkien lacking an index.
  • The Tolkien Index is only a page reference index, not a dictionary or glossary.
  • Only names will be indexed.
  • The Tolkien Index is a moderated project. If you wish to contribute to the project, or if you note any errors or want to give suggestions, contact Morgan Thomsen.

Current project(s)

  • Index of Names for Parma Eldalamberon 17


Since the majority of the posthumously published manuscripts by Tolkien are linguistic writings, the Tolkien Index makes a difference between etymological entries for a name (page reference appearing in normal format) and contextual or narrative entries for a name (page reference appearing in italics). As this differentiation is not always clear-cut and is based on a judgement, the different formats of the page references just serve as a quick overview. Likewise, entries which are deemed as especially lengthy and/or informative appear in bold.