Men are a race of Middle-earth. They are distinguished from other races by their short lifespans, swiftness of multiplying, and great willpower. There are many Mannish nations, the most notable being Gondorian, Rohirrim, the Rangers of the North, the Northmen of Dale, Near Haradrim, and the Easterlings of Rhûn.
Men are unlike other races in that they have the potential to be either good or evil. While Elves, Dwarves, and Ents always fight against powers of evil, and Orcs, Trolls, and Wargs always follow the Dark Lords, throughout history Men have been found on either side of the battle.
Note: In the Mod (and in Tolkien's work, and older literature in general) the word 'Men' is used to mean the race of people, similar to 'Mankind' or 'Humans'. The word 'men' uncapitalised refers to only male humans.
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The anglo-saxon mann-rune ᛗ (= letter M) means "man" in the sense of "person" or "human". Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.
|“|| ᛗ The joyous man is dear to his kinsmen;|
yet every man is doomed to fail his fellow,
since the Lord by his decree
will commit the vile carrion to the earth.
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