Jackson’s Middle-Earth trilogy is so far one of the greatest and jam-packed adaptations ever brought on-screen. Even though they have tried to keep all the information altogether in Middle-Earth movies, there are still lots of left-out information out from the books. However, despite the team effort, many Lord Of The Rings fans were disappointed with the movie adaptations. Anyway, let’s get into the details the Middle-Earth Movies missed out on.
1. Middle Earth is the central Continent of Arda
It is the world Tolkien’s books are set in, this is a very common misconception people have developed after watching the movies. Although, few people, especially those who have read the books, know that it is only an individual continent of Arda.
2. Middle Earth represented an incredible ancient link to Earth
J.R.R took various inspirations from real-world locations. Of course, it was mostly rooted in fantasy elements. However, building his world with perspectives of our own, Tolkien planned to indicate a fantasy setting that hinted at real life.
3. The Fourth Age of Middle-Earth is the ‘Age Of Men’.
Right after the War of the Ring was over, there came The Fourth Age. Only the men were left to rule and for that particular reason the unity and prosperity went on for a long period. Moreover, the Elves left and King Aragorn II Elessar ruled Gondor until his extinction at the age of 210. It went on for around 6,000 years and when it came to an end, so did the Middle-Earth.
4. Music is a large part of Middle-Earth
There is almost everything about Middle-Earth involves Music. Although anything to do with it’s creation is relatively complicated. At the very beginning, Eru Ilúvator, the supreme among deities created spirits and made them learn how to make music. But gradually after they had learned to do so properly, he limited their skills by giving them one particular theme created by him.
5. The combination of Arda and Middle-Earth’s geography altered significantly. Accordingly, the world was flat in the beginning.
Seemingly, Ainur decided to live upon Arda and tried to watch over it. At that time, the Valar took over the world and established it in a new shape. Eventually, the darkness is what they brought into the world. They kept Melkor hoping to rehabilitate him but he poisoned the two trees that gave light to the Valar’s new home. Later Valar took two pieces of fruits and created the moon and the sun. This was the time when the First Age began.