The Electronic Tolkien Encyclopedia Project

An Important Notice

The Tolkien Encyclopedia has grown quite large. Because of the size of the Encyclopedia and the volume of queries received each day, I have sought out and secured a faster more sophisticated server. This means that the old URL will not work anymore.

ETEP has a new URL.

For the ETEP front page, please redirect your browser to

Or to go directly to The Tolkien Encyclopedia use

Sorry about having to switch URL's on all of you who have pointers to the this old site, but I'm sure that the prospect of 24 hour a day availability 365 days a year on the new site will appeal to those who have had problems getting through to the old site in the past.

If you experience any anomalies in the operation of the new server, please inform me. I have less control over error monitoring with this new server, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. If you have any questions, comments, or experience any problems, ask/tell me, Wolfgang G. Wettach.

Note: some of the navigational links within the documents which point back to the table of contents for the Encyclopedia have not been changed and don't function properly yet. These will be corrected when I get a spare moment.

Notice Posted: 9 November 1995, Modified 14 September 2000 WGW