“Lord Of The Rings”: Demographics

Calling all nerds! Do you know your Dwarves from your Hobbits? Your Elves from Men? Any idea on how the characters from JRR Tolkien’s works break down by race or gender? Emil Johansson of the Lord of the Rings Project (LOTR Project), which aims to place every character in the fictional universe in a family tree, has gathered a database of 923 characters from “The Hobbit,” “Lord of the Rings” and the posthumously published works including “Silmarillion” to look at indicators such as population, age, and life expectancy. The project’s charts show the breakdown by race and gender and the decline of the longevity of Men.

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