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The official site of the Lord of the Ring movie (based on the trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien) has a wallpaper showing banners from the movie. The site is here and the wallpaper/screensavers appear when the cursor touches the "Legends" button. Clicking one of the two sizes will product and enlarged view of part of the picture, downloading and viewing the downloaded version will allow seeing the whole picture.
Michael P. Smuda , 11 may 2001

As far as I can see, they do not correspond to any flags mentioned in the book with the possible exception of the one in the lower right corner (Rohan: white horse in a green field). The animal on the wallpaper looks more like a dog, though.
Stefan Schwoon , 12 may 2001

For all Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and related works, I have just launched a "Flags of Middle Earth" page! It consists of sketches I made in 1978, which I scanned and colorized. More information on these sketches appears on the page. I haven't sent them to FOTW because they are not in FOTW standard image format. For example, they all have poles and finials.
David Martucci


[Aragorn's flag]
by Carrie Mooney

black with silver winged crown is no doubt the flag of Aragorn (Strider), the claimant to the throne of the two western kingdoms and one of the main characters of the story. This would be the flag that his bride-to-be Arwen made for him.
Zeljko Heimer, 14 may 2001

In "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields" (Book V, Chapter 6) this flag is described as being black with a White Tree surrounded by stars and surmounted by a crown (later on it's called "the Tree and Stars"). Therefore I would say that the flag on the website is at best based on the flag Arwen made. (Hence my earlier claim that the flag does not correspond to a flag described in the book.)
Stefan Schwoon, 15 may 2001

Dol Amroth

white swan (or swan-shaped boat) on blue.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1995

From The Field of Cormallen: "Upon the left was a banner, silver upon blue, a ship swan-prowed faring on the sea."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 may 2001


From The Battle of the Pelennor Fields: "Southward beyond the road lay the main force of the Haradrim, and there horsemen were gathered about the standard of their chieftain [...] Then he was filled with a red wrath and shouted aloud, and displaying his standard, black serpent upon scarlet [...]"
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 may 2001


From the return of the king: "For I am Elessar, Isildur's heir of Gondor.'And with that he bade Halbarad unfurl the great standard which he had brought; and behold! it was black, and if there was any device upon it, it was hidden in the darkness."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 may 2001

Minas Tirith

[Minas Tirith's flag]
by Marc Pasquin

As much as I can remember the Stewards of Minas Tirith do not use any device, but the pure white flag.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1995

From The Steward and the King: "... and upon the White Tower of the citadel the standard of the Stewards, bright argent like snow in the sun, bearing no charge nor device."
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 may 2001


[mordor's flag]
by Carrie Mooney

red eye on sable.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1995

Reunited Kingdom

on black, a white tree, seven white stars above. (LOTR describes it once like this, but with *yellow* stars in another. Both descriptions include the crown "in gold and iron.").
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1995


white horse on green field.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 November 1995

From Book III Chapter 6 (The King of the Golden Hall): "It bore the running horse, white upon green, that was the emblem of the House of Eorl" and other references, none of which talk about a horse's head, but a whole horse.
Jonathan Dixon, 17 November 1995