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Thranduil speaks to Celeborn upon his arrival to Dol Guldur. #Thranduil. . iamjaynaemarie: “ What Galadriel says of Thranduil: “Strong was the heart of Thranduil Haha the hobbit meets Mean girls. Hannah Robinson. That dress is amazing and so is Cate Blanchett. Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) / Celeborn (Marton Chokasi) / The Hobbit Hannah Robinson. Celeborn was the Lord of Lothlórien, and the husband of Galadriel, Lady of the Celeborn led a sortie from Eregion to meet the vanguard of Sauron's army.
Beleriand was ruined and sank beneath the Sea. Gil-galad was the High King of the elves who dwelled in Lindon.
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However, many of the elves in Harlindon - the part of Lindon south of the Gulf of Lune - were Sindarin elves like Celeborn, and he may have ruled a fiefdom there under Gil-galad. At some time early in the Second AgeCeleborn and Galadriel are said to have moved eastward into Eriador with a number of Elves in their following.
They may have lived for a while near Lake Evendim. Their daughter Celebrian may have been born during this time. They began to move eastward again around the year SA because Galadriel sensed a growing evil in Middle-earth that she felt duty-bound to oppose.
The realm of Eregion was founded in SAand Galadriel and Celeborn are said to have dwelled there for a time along with Celebrimbor and the Elven-smiths. However, in other versions of the story both Galadriel and Celeborn stayed in Eregion. Sauron came to Eregion in a fair disguise as Annatar the "Lord of gifts" in SA and deceived the Elven-smiths, who began forging the Rings of Power under his instruction in SA Sauron forged the One Ring to rule the others around SAand Celebrimbor hid from him the Three Elven Rings of power that he had made without Sauron knowing of its creation and help.
Enraged, Sauron attacked Eregion in SA Celeborn led a sortie from Eregion to meet the vanguard of Sauron's army. He was able to drive the enemy back long enough to join forces with Elrondwho brought reinforcements from Lindon. But Sauron's army was greater than their combined forces and Eregion soon fell. Celebrimbor was killed, and Sauron took the Nine Rings and at least six of the Seven rings.
Sauron would eventually be driven back to Mordor in SA The movements of Celeborn and Galadriel after the fall of Eregion are unclear. Upon the furthest side there rose to a great height a green wall encircling a green hill thronged with mallorn-trees taller than any they had yet seen in all the land.
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On the outer edge of the fosse was a road paved with white stone. The great gates of the city faced south-west, and were tall, strong, and hung with many lamps. They were set within a wall that encircled the city, and opened soundlessly with no sign of guards. Near the top of the hill was a wide lawn with a fountain shimmering in it.
The fountain was lit by silver lamps that swung from the trees, and the water spilled into a basin of silver, from which a white stream came forth.
On the south side of the lawn was the mightiest of the mallorn trees, upon which was a broad white ladder. At night, a pavilion with soft couches was set up on the lawn for the Fellowship. At night, the hill looked like it glittered with stars from the lights of the flets. On it was built a house, so large that almost it would have served for a hall of Men upon the earth. The chamber was filled with a soft light; its walls were green and silver and its roof of gold. No trees grew there, and it lay open to the sky.
At the bottom, upon a low pedestal carved like a branching tree, stood a basin of silver, wide and shallow, and beside it stood a silver ewer.
The lawn ran out into a narrow tongue between bright margins: By it were moored many boats and barges. Some were brightly painted, and shone with silver and gold and green, but most were either white or grey. A light was upon it for which his language had no name. All that he saw was shapely, but the shapes seemed at once clear cut, as if they had been first conceived and drawn at the uncovering of his eyes, and ancient as if they had endured for ever.
He saw no colour but those he knew, gold and white and blue and green, but they were fresh and poignant, as if he had at that moment first perceived them and made for them names new and wonderful. In winter here no heart could mourn for summer or for spring. Some even opted not to take the journey at all.
Three races or "kindreds" of Elves arrived in Valinor: The kindreds were led by kings named Inwe, Finwe and Olwe, respectively.
Other members of the Teleri race did not complete the journey and remained in Beleriand, under the rule of Olwe's brother, Elwe, who later took the name Elu Thingol. While the importance of the character of Galadriel to the events of the War of the Ring cannot be overstated, it is fair to say that for Tolkien the scope of Galadriel's role in the broader history of Middle-Earth was one that went though in his son's words "continual refashionings".
In fact, it wasn't until after her introduction in that the author began to tinker with several ideas about her back story. Galadriel was part of the Noldor race, also known as the "Deep Elves" deep in the sense of "profound" or "wise".
The Noldor were led by Finwe, who had two wives. From his first wife, Miriel, he sired Feanor. His second wife bore him two other sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin. Finarfin was Galadriel's father. Her mother was Earwen, who was akin to the Teleri. Other than perhaps, Feanor, Galadriel is considered the greatest of the Noldor to have ever dwelt in Middle-Earth. She was born in Valinor prior to the dawn of the First Age.
She was physically taller than most Elf women and Tolkien describes her in his writings as "strong of body, mind, and will, a match for both the loremasters and the athletes of the Eldar in the days of their youth".
By most standards she was judged to be extremely beautiful and her golden hair was considered to be a "marvel unmatched".
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One of Tolkien's manuscripts states that it was her hair that inspired her uncle, Feanor, to craft the Silmarils which contained the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. Feanor is also supposed to have asked Galadriel three times for a single strand of her golden tresses, which she refused. This story, of course, puts her gift to Gimli in Lothlorien in a much more interesting context.
It was the custom of the Noldor to give their children two birth names, one from the father and one from the mother. Finarfin named his only daughter Artanis "noble woman" and Earwen - perhaps anticipating her eventual physical prowess - gave her the name Nerwen "man-maiden". Galadriel is a Sindarin name that she took when she came to Middle-Earth.