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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is good movie and as we know prequel of Lord of the Rings to show how Bilbo Baggins get the ring from Gollum and gifted to his nephew.

My Question:

  1. Where did Golum get this ring?
  2. Does Gollum know about ring's power of invisibility?
  3. Why did Bilbo Baggins does't tell anybody about ring?
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You should go back and rewatch the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring. The exposition there shows the ring in Sauron's hand, then taken by Isildur when he cuts off Sauron's finger. But Isildur is then ambushed by orcs while riding north, and tries to swim away in the Great River Anduin when the ring slips off his finger, and is lost in the river.

Later on, two friends, Deagol and Smeagol, find the ring while fishing. But the ring's power compels Smeagol to murder his friend and keep the ring. The ring corrupts him, so he is driven from his home and finds shelter in the caves beneath the Misty Mountains, where he slowly turns into the creature Gollum we know and love.

As for your other two questions - yes, Gollum knows of its power, and uses it to kill (and eat) orcs on occasion. However, he doesn't use it much by the time Bilbo arrives, since he feels it stretching him, extending his life at the expense of his essence.

As to why Bilbo says nothing of the ring - again, you'll have to remember that this is an artifact imbued with much power and evil, which usually seeks people to carry it, corrupting them in the process of bringing it to where it needs to go (in this case, back to Sauron). If Bilbo keeps it hidden, there's a better chance it would be taken away from the caves, so it compels him to keep quiet.

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I think it's time that readers of this blog carry their reading to the original sources. Read the Book! –  wbogacz Aug 9 '13 at 21:10
    
Yes, well, that would have made for a shorter but much less informative answer. :) –  Avner Shahar-Kashtan Aug 9 '13 at 21:15
    
@wbogacz Which blog? –  Napoleon Wilson Aug 9 '13 at 22:25
    
@ChristianRau I've often seen people mislabel StackExchange sites as "blogs". I really don't think it's a big enough deal to warrant correcting them. –  Avner Shahar-Kashtan Aug 10 '13 at 8:22
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@wbogacz Well, we're in the Movies and TV Stackexchange, not SciFi.SE. I believe that "read the book" isn't a good answer for this site. This discussion, however, has nothing to do with the question, and should be continued in Chat, if you'd like./ –  Avner Shahar-Kashtan Aug 13 '13 at 14:03

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