Why is Smaug the last dragon?

Why is Smaug the last dragon?

Smaug was a fire drake of the Third Age, considered to be the last "great" dragon to exist in Middle-earth. ... For 171 years, Smaug hoarded the Lonely Mountain's treasures to himself, staying within the mountain, until a company of Dwarves managed to enter the Lonely Mountain and awaken him from hibernation.

Why did smaug not kill Bilbo?

Smaug did not know that Bilbo had the one ring. Unlike the Nazgul, Smaug couldn't detect the presence of the ruling ring. He had no way of knowing that Bilbo had it, was using it, or that it was the power of the ring that made it impossible for Smaug to find Bilbo. Smaug's fire could not destroy the one ring.

Are Smaug and Sauron connected?

There is no direct link between Smaug and Sauron, but there is an indirect connection. Back in the First Age, Sauron was Morgoth's chief lieutenant. In this same period Morgoth bred the dragons, with the mighty Glaurung being the first.

Why did Sauron visit Dol Guldur?

The Council of the Wise long feared the Necromancer might indeed be Sauron, and in the year TA 2063, Gandalf, the Grey Wizard among the Five Wizards, went to Dol Guldur to investigate, but Sauron, who was not yet powerful, fled to Mordor before the Wizard could find out the truth.

Did Gandalf and Sauron know each other?

Both being Maiar, Gandalf and Sauron likely would've known each other, at least as acquaintances, many thousands of years earlier, in Valinor. ... Both being Maiar, Gandalf and Sauron likely would've known each other, at least as acquaintances, many thousands of years earlier, in Valinor.

Why is Gandalf afraid of the Balrog?

The Balrog were also Maia. But while the Wizards were restricted in the power they could access while in human form, Sauron and the Balrog were not. Gandalf was afraid because he knew that the Balrog was one of the few beings who could kill him and end his mission. ... And he was right as the Balrog did in fact kill him.

Where did Gandalf go when he died?

4 Answers. By dying when he did, Gandalf had not completed his task of helping to defeat Sauron. In addition, his comrade Saruman had betrayed his order. And so, he was sent back to Middle-earth as Gandalf the White by Eru, the highest power in the Middle-earth universe.

Is Gandalf the White the same as Gandalf the GREY?

Technically no: while Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White were two different physical forms of Olorin, they were both the same person. I view it as simply changing clothes; same way Sauron and Annatar were the same person. If they were two different people, then Olorin technically never came to Middle Earth.

How does Gandalf the White die?

After Gandalf struck down the Balrog, Gandalf did die, this was due to many things, i.e. the fight with the Balrog the freezing temperature (sp), his general lack off food etc (the battle did go on for quite a number of days), but Gandalf's body finally died on Zirac Zigil where he had finally killed the Balrog!

Is Gandalf older than Elrond?

Gandalf is 54,960 years old. Galadriel is 8,372 years old. The oldest living elves in existence would be 11,362 years old. Elrond is 6,518.

Who is the oldest character in LOTR?