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Greatness vs quantity

CuriousG
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Jan 18 2013, 10:07pm


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I didn't mean to say that Galadriel isn't great, or wasn't written about as great, just that she doesn't quite qualify as a center of many Eldar histories. And I'm not quite certain how she would. Aside from the magical quality of her hair, how much more could be said about her in Valinor? Her own reason for leaving was that she felt she couldn't do much there. When she goes to Beleriand, she has no realm of her own and spends her time as a house guest, and one that doesn't seem to do much worthy of renown. I think she comes into her own in the Second Age.

Don't get me wrong--I think she's positioned as the most powerful person in the Third Age after Sauron, and like Gimli, I can never get enough of her and I wish there WERE more histories about her. But when I think of the stories that the Eldar seemed most concerned with, either building great things or fighting great wars, she came in late with Lorien and doesn't seem like she could have had a huge volume written about her.

Or maybe it's a matter of reverence. She and Luthien would be most revered, and Feanor revered if you look at his good side. But if I think of the quantity of what's written, including what's alluded to in in LOTR, it seems the Eldar had lots to say about Luthien and not so much as the other two.


(This post was edited by CuriousG on Jan 18 2013, 10:08pm)

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Chief matter? Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 7:28pm
    I vote #2 CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 18 2013, 8:14pm
        Tolkiens mind Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 8:24pm
            Greatness vs quantity CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 18 2013, 10:07pm
                Who would? Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 18 2013, 11:16pm
                    Second Age mistory (mist plus history) Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 19 2013, 1:49am
                        Eregion Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 7:53am
                            Another example Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 8:20am
                            Galadriel of Eregion Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 19 2013, 6:18pm
                                Eregion Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 19 2013, 8:03pm
                                    external chronology Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Jan 20 2013, 5:19pm
                                        Galadriel Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 20 2013, 7:46pm

 
 
 

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