Frequently asked questions

Are you a viking?

No, since viking was a profession during the iron age, and since it's not an ethnicity, it is literally impossible for anyone to "be a viking". Danes and norsemen in the iron age went on "viking raids". They don't do that anymore.

Why didn't Gandalf just take the eagles to Mordor?

There are several answers to this: - Firstly, the eagles were of the Maia race, living by their own free will, and they only aided in situations they saw fit. Maiar are also not allowed to challenge Sauron directly, since that task falls upon the children of Ilúvatar. - Secondly, if they did send the eagles directly into Mordor, they would have been detected without exception. It would literally have become a suicide mission. The mission needed to be done in secret.