With The Hobbit’s theatrical release looming, it’s fair to assume that at least some of this weekend’s moviegoers will be Tolkien novices unable to tell the difference between an Orc and a Goblin. Fortunately, The Lord Of The Rings Family Tree Project exists to demystify Middle-Earth just a bit. It’s got charts mapping out Tolkien’s mythical world, dissertations on drunk Elves, and even a flowchart of The Hobbit’s 13 dwarves. Study up before or after the movie and impress even your nerdiest friends.
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