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Who buried Arwen?

malickfan
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Oct 17 2012, 12:53pm


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(Morbid question I know)

‘the hour is indeed hard, yet it was made even in that day when we met under the white birches in the garden of Elrond where none now walk’

‘and She went out from the city of Minas Tirith and passed away to the land of Lórien and dwelt there alone…’

‘..she laid herself to rest upon Cerin Amroth; and there is her green grave…’

In the appendices it confirms that Arwen went to dwell alone in Lothlorien following Aragorn's death, both it and rivendell were suposedly deserted, the closest elves being in northern Greenwood, yet it states her 'grave' is upon Cerin Amroth. To me 'grave' suggests she was buried, digging a grave would probabaly be a several person job, and as Arwen was not mortal and close to death it seems Unlikely she would be able to dig it by herself. On the other hand almost all the elves were now gone and no mention is made of any of her kin being around (both Celeborn and her brothers were around for at least some of the fourth age).

A friend of mine suggested that 'laying herself to rest' was a way of saying the ground swallowed her up forming a grave of its own accord, even if this is true, and she did bury herself, how would the 'author' of the appendices know where her grave was? If they did know where she was going to die why didn't they go with her?

I may have just misread the text, but this has always left me a bit confused.Unsure

‘As they came to the gates Cirdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and we was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars; and he looked at them and bowed, and said ‘All is now ready.’

Perhaps the most fascinating Individual in Middle Earth


Subject User Time
Who buried Arwen? malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Oct 17 2012, 12:53pm
    Good question! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 17 2012, 1:00pm
        Perhaps Radagast turned up on his Bunny sled? malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Oct 17 2012, 1:07pm
            Arwen would've been Celeborn's grand-daughter. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 17 2012, 1:19pm
    Great question Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 17 2012, 5:20pm
    It's been discussed here from time to time. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 17 2012, 7:29pm
    well as to practical matters Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 17 2012, 10:09pm
    I have never pictured her buried; Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 17 2012, 11:28pm
        That's sort of what I always pictured Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 18 2012, 4:50am
        This DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 18 2012, 7:05am
            I hope that Lothlorien Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 18 2012, 1:54pm
                She'd buried somewhere in Germany DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 18 2012, 2:22pm
    Wasn't it John Lennon? Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 18 2012, 4:23am
    worth imagining PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Oct 18 2012, 2:01pm
        Arwen's death has always striked me as surpassingly sad HiddenSpring Send a private message to HiddenSpring Oct 19 2012, 12:19pm
            and that is Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Oct 19 2012, 8:08pm
    "When the mallorn leaves were falling..." Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 18 2012, 5:22pm
        Oh interesting Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 18 2012, 6:11pm
            Perhaps not so lovely... Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 18 2012, 6:41pm
                Great post. Thanks! // Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 18 2012, 9:37pm
                    That's unfair! Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Oct 19 2012, 1:06am
                        Oh my! Thank you Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 19 2012, 2:06am
                It's still beautiful Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 19 2012, 1:05am
    I always wondered this myself. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 18 2012, 9:40pm
    Maybe a tree fell on her Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Oct 20 2012, 12:34pm
        Treebeard mistook her for an Ent?! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 20 2012, 1:28pm
            Or for an orc. Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Oct 20 2012, 2:20pm
                That's what I meant ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 20 2012, 3:52pm
                    I did suspect you meant that when I sent the reply... Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Oct 20 2012, 4:52pm
                        If an Elf and Dwarf can get it on DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 20 2012, 5:07pm

 
 
 

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