Who are the easterlings based on?

Haradrim can be seen to somewhat resemble people of the near east and north Africa. With easterlings (90% of whom are never actually seen or spoken about) the description is fairly spartan but of those who actually appear in the narrative I'd say of anyone they most resemble the sythians or the huns.

Where do the Easterlings come from?

Easterlings, known in early times as Swarthy Men, were a race of Men who eventually populated the vast, uncharted lands of Rhûn, east of Mordor and the Sea of Rhûn . Easterlings were enemies of the Free Peoples since the First Age, and a populous vassal of Sauron throughout the Second and Third Ages.

Who were the Haradrim based on?

Tolkien based the Haradrim on ancient Aethiopians , people of Sub-Saharan Africa, following his philological research on the Old English word Sigelwara. He deduced that this word referred to some kind of soot-black fire demon before it was applied to the Aethiopians.

How did Tolkien describe the Easterlings?

The Easterlings were Men who lived in the East of Middle-earth , and mostly served the Dark Powers, being thus bitter foes of the Free peoples.
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Easterlings
Physical Description
Distinctions Use of the war-wagons (Wainriders and Balchoth)
Hair color Dark
Skin color Swarthy in the First Age

Are Easterlings Middle Eastern?

Since the Lord of the Rings is set in a medieval pseudo-European setting, Tolkien never tells us much about the Easterlings. In the movies, they're depicted as Indian or Middle Eastern , but as far as I know this is not based on any information found in the book

Where did the Easterlings come from LOTR?

Centuries later, after Dagor Bragollach, tribes of Men joined the Edain in Beleriand, long after their arrival. These Swarthy Men (q.v.) came from the east, probably Eriador and were also called "Easterlings". Two of their leaders were Bór and Ulfang.

Why did the Easterlings fight for Sauron?

They wanted to recover lands that had been theirs before the Rohirim came down from the north and took land that Gondor could no longer control. We're not given details of the others, except that they worships Sauron as a god, and were dominated by evil.

Are Easterlings Middle Eastern?

Since the Lord of the Rings is set in a medieval pseudo-European setting, Tolkien never tells us much about the Easterlings. In the movies, they're depicted as Indian or Middle Eastern , but as far as I know this is not based on any information found in the books.

What are the easterlings based on?

Haradrim can be seen to somewhat resemble people of the near east and north Africa. With easterlings (90% of whom are never actually seen or spoken about) the description is fairly spartan but of those who actually appear in the narrative I'd say of anyone they most resemble the sythians or the huns .

Where did the Haradrim come from?

The Haradrim, known in Westron as the Southrons and once as "Swertings" by Hobbits, were the race of Men from Harad in the region of Middle-earth directly south of Gondor . These people were ruled by many lords, until in time Sauron corrupted them and called them to war.

What were orcs based on?

In The Book of Lost Tales, it is said that Orcs were " bred from the heats and slimes of the earth" through the sorcery of Morgoth . Again, Tolkien later changed this, as Morgoth could not create life on his own. This led to the most popular theory that Orcs were created from corrupted Elves.

Are the Haradrim Men?

Haradrim or the Southrons were the Men of Harad , descendants of the Men who woke in the far eastern land of Hildórien at the beginning of the First Age. ... They are the proud, doughty and warlike people of the Harad, in the south of Middle-earth.

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