The Rings Of Power’s Massive Mithril Retcon Explained

The Rings Of Power’s Massive Mithril Retcon Explained

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Rings of Power episode 5The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power puts the myth into mithril with a ridiculous twist that actually isn’t as crazy as it seems. The Rings of Power episode 2 revealed Moria’s father-son Durin duo made an illuminating discovery deep beneath their mountain. Commonly known as mithril, this rare substance is the stuff Frodo’s shirt is woven from in The Lord of the Rings – a metal so light and tough it was worth more to the Dwarves than gold. The timeline is perhaps a little off, but Moria discovering mithril in Middle-earth’s Second Age broadly fits J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium.

LOTR: The Rings of Power completely rewrites the importance and function of mithril in Middle-earth. Here’s the wild new mythology explained.

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