These are the three rings of power, Narya, Nenya and Vilya. They were forged by the Elven smiths of Eregion under the instruction of Celebrimbor. Celebrimbor was tricked and taught how to create them by Sauron, who had disguised himself, so while they were free of his influence, they were still ultimately bound to the One Ring. When the Elves realised Sauron’s true intent, they hid the three rings from him. After the One Ring, these rings were the next most powerful.
Narya is the ring of fire. Its name is derived from the Quenya word nár, meaning ‘fire’, and is made from gold, inset with a red stone. There are variations in its history depending on what you’re reading; Unfinished Tales states that Celebrimbor gave both Narya and Vilya to Gil-galad, the King of the Noldor, who then passed Narya on to his lieutenant Círdan. Lord of the Rings, however, says that Círdan received Narya directly from Celebrimbor. Either way, Círdan ultimately gives the ring to Gandalf, who takes it on to the Grey Havens with him.
Nenya is also known as the ring of Water, or Adamant. It is made from mithril and contains a white stone, possibly a diamond. The name “Nenya” also originates from Quenya, with nén meaning ‘water’. Nenya was given to Galadriel, and she too took it to the Grey Havens with her at the end of Return of the King. It is thought that Nenya had the powers of preservation and protection— with it, Galadriel maintained Lothlórien despite the ongoing war beyond its borders. When she left for the Grey Havens, Lothlórien slowly fell to ruin.
Vilya, made from gold and adorned with a blue stone, shares its name with the Quenya word for ‘air’. Vilya was sent to Gil-galad when Sauron attacked and destroyed Eregion, and later it was given to Elrond, who bore it through the end of the Second Age. Like Nenya and Narya, after the destruction of the One Ring, Vilya’s power faded and Elrond took it to the Grey Havens.
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