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Cirashala
Valinor


Nov 16 2021, 8:37pm


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Not unrequited, according to Finrod, who was Aegnor's brother

The reason Andreth and Aegnor didn't marry was because the elves were at war with Morgoth, and elves didn't marry in a time of war (Finrod explains this to Andreth in Athrabeth). They didn't want to risk leaving one spouse widowed/widower, especially with a child involved. Aegnor loved her deeply, and would take no other wife in his long life, out of respect of his love for Andreth, and her memory. In fact, he actually PRECEDED Andreth in death, having fallen during her lifetime in the battle of Dagor Bragollach. Finrod himself had enough foresight to conclude that an elf/Man union would be part of "some high doom". Little did he realize that he would end up facilitating the first elf/Man union himself, when he fulfilled the oath of Barahir and aided Beren to win the Silmaril! However, he was killed during that quest, so never got to witness the union of Eldar/Edain that he had been hesitant about in his conversation with Andreth. But he reassures Andreth SEVERAL times during their conversation that Aegnor loved her deeply, had loved her ever since he first saw her drawing water, and the reflection of the stars made it look like one was caught in her hair (how romantic is that??? Sorry, I digress. Beautiful imagery, though!). So the reason why they didn't marry was not unrequited love- they loved each other deeply- it was that the elves were at war, and they don't marry during times of war, so that they don't widow/widower their spouses, and leave their children without a father (or mother. Most women didn't fight, BUT could still be counted amongst civilian casualties, depending on how the war goes). Thus, Aegnor left her to go to war, but his heart was still hers. SHE, however, didn't understand that aspect of elvish nature, and falsely thought he'd abandoned her. Finrod assured her that was most definitely not the case.
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My writing and novels:

My Hobbit Fanfiction

My historical novel print and kindle version

My historical novels ebook version compatible with all ereaders

You can also find my novel at most major book retailers online (and for those outside the US who prefer a print book, you can find the print version at Book Depository). Search "Amazing Grace Amanda Longpre'" to find it.

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