Category: elves

dailytolkien:Age may have changed me, but not …

dailytolkien:

Age may have changed
me, but not so the Lady of Lorien.

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | The magic of Mirk…

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | The magic of Mirkwood

ladytinuviel: Murderers, traitors. You would c…

ladytinuviel:

Murderers, traitors. You would call upon them to fight? They believe in nothing. They answer to no one. They will answer to the king of Gondor.

elvenking: It is precious to you beyond mea…

elvenking:

It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that.

ladytinuviel: For her love, I fear the grace …

ladytinuviel:

For her love, I fear the grace of Arwen Evenstar will diminish. I would have her leave these shores, and be with her people. I would have her take the ship to Valinor.

mistymovntains:

mistymovntains:

Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur’s heir, not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate. The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness.

kissedbyflames: Lie still.

kissedbyflames:

Lie still.

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The Lord of the Rings | Elven Children

There is one aspect of Tolkien’s work that has always left me somewhat puzzled: Throughout “The Lord of the Rings” there is no mention of any Elven children, whether in Rivendell or Lothlorien. Of course it may be that they do exist, although, seeing that they did not add to the plot, Tolkien decided not to include them. However, this seems highly unlikely for some reason seeing that the presence of children is clearly confirmed in other parts of Middle-Earth such as The Shire.

This is not a criticism of Tolkien in any way. In fact, it is a question that rather interests me: Did the Elves stop having children at some point in their history? A sort of “depression” perhaps… Of course, seeing that the Elves are immortal, if procreation were to become a common occurrence among them, it might have led to overpopulation—which leads me to think that the reason they stopped procreating on a large scale was to introduce a form of population control…

Honestly, the possibilities with this one are endless, but, nonetheless, it is an area of Tolkien’s work that I find does not get discussed all too often and one that I find rather interesting.

[*It has been a while since I read “The Silmarillion” and the Appendices, so perhaps I may be overlooking something here. Nonetheless, I do not recall anything being said on this matter in any of those works as far as I can remember.]

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The Silmarillion: The “Angsty Teenager” Phase of the Elves

I like to think of the Silmarillion as the angsty “emo phase” of the Elves.

By the events of The Lord of the Rings they have settled down and grown some sense.

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Sauron lived through the events of the Silmarillion. He saw the elves fail over and over, to the point of Beleriand being destroyed. He looked at them and said…I need to jeopardize my own power by putting it in a destoryable ring, just so I can control a few of those crazy elf bastards. They’re great.