2675 Tolkein

The symbol of this minor planet is named after John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (1892 – 1973), of J. R. R. Tolkein as he was known professionally. He was a writer, poet, and professor at Oxford. He is well-known for his writings on philology, European mythology, and his translations of old English works such as Beowulf. But of course, he is best remembered as the creator of the novels and writings that constituted the Middle Earth legendarium, a mass of story, linguistics, and mythology that included "The Hobbit" and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The symbol of this minor planet is a simplification of the monogrammatic symbol that Tolkein devised for himself, and used as something of a signature later in his life. It is a composition of the letters "JRRT," appearing as a narrow elongated J-hook, a wide horizontal line crossing near the top, a circle tangent to it below, and two short legs emanating from the lower intersection of the circle.

The following is a list of minor planets based characters and ideas from the Middle Earth legendarium:

Additionally, there is a region of Pluto's moon Charon named Mordor, a location in Middle-earth, and some features on Titan named after characters from the legendarium.

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