Lord of the Rings Demographics Visualized! Monday, October 22nd, 2012 The LOTR Project by Emil Johanssen. Statistics on the population of Middle Earth. Number of women. Average life span. Age distribution. Population demographics. Sooth! I thought was geeky… Previous Next Tweet Pin It Tags — chart Related Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe? Planes or Volcano? The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions Books and Store Show Comments ( ) http://chroniques-de-sammy.blogspot.com Sammy Hello ! You forgot to mention the ents, who have no females :) Dan, Editor Hi Sammy, we only re-blogged the visualisation so it wasn’t up to us what was included/not included! the original piece is at – http://lotrproject.com/statistics/#raceandsex Dan http://chroniques-de-sammy.blogspot.com Sammy Ok, thanks ! I had not seen the original. http://campino2k.de Chris Isn’t there the “problem” with dwarves that you can’t tell if male of female without seeing them naked because women look alike and have also beards? Vinayak the first bar is showing men ( with data of men and women).. cant visualize that data Max Yes, sexual dimorphism is low in dwarves but more importantly only 1/3 are born female. In his essay about the coherence of Tolkein’s racial categories, Paul Kocher argues that this fact is responsible for the dwarves’ main characteristics: incessant mining and tunneling sublimate frustrated sexual energy, and chronic hoarding and possessiveness manifest an underlying scarcity mentality. Yet female dwarves are SO conspicuously absent from the narratives, even from domestic scenes such as Turin Turumbar’s seizure of Mim’s home, that their absence is probably not due only to Tolkein’s backgrounding of female characters, but to some aspect of sexual segregation in dwarf culture.