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Well. . . Maybe Thranduil didn't particularly like Galadriel after all. . .

AinurOlorin
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Jan 20 2013, 5:42am


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Someone else raised this topic, and it seemed strange and unlikely to me at the time. Yet, after further review. . . perhaps. Thranduil's father, Oropher, resented the domineering ways of the Noldor who returned into Belariand. He removed to the northern Greenwood from a region nearer Lothlorien, then still Lorinand or Laurelindorinand, in part to distance his kingdom from the growing power of The Dwarves of Moria (ha, Elf Flight, with much the same end results. Ah, the sweet humour of the Moria dwarves moving to a solitary mountain. . . right next door to the newer Wood Elf realm), but also because he resented the intrusive, if then sporatic, "meddling" in Lothlorien by Galadriel and her husband. In that we may more specifically read Galadriel, as her husband was neither a returning Noldor nor as strong of will. And, among the Noldor, she was not only very mighty but also very proud. Less so than her Uncle Feanor and his sons, but very proud and hard willed all the same. It can be understood how Oropher might have held that resentment, or at least personal resistance towards her, and it is not implausible that his son might have picked up some of the same.

In deeper but unrelated consideration, the more I think on the Noldor, the more apparent it seems that, in many regards, Sauron would have undertood many of their motivations very well, as he deeply understood Saruman's even without the aid of the Palantir, being of very like mind.

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

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Well. . . Maybe Thranduil didn't particularly like Galadriel after all. . . AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 20 2013, 5:42am
    Political Neutrality Michelle Johnston Jan 20 2013, 5:57am
        I expect that latter bit also. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 20 2013, 6:04am
        Are you in the hot pools with your laptop? Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 7:10am
        Michelle, welcome to New Zealand, indeed! Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 20 2013, 9:08am
            Didn't ElendurTheFaithful Send a private message to ElendurTheFaithful Jan 20 2013, 11:24am
                Thranduil Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Jan 20 2013, 1:54pm
            Indeed Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 20 2013, 1:18pm
                Everyone gets a Palantir!!! AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 20 2013, 6:06pm
            oh palantir, oh palantir... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Jan 21 2013, 7:01pm
        Enjoy Middle-Earth NZ Michelle :) // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 20 2013, 3:18pm
        "on the way to "Edoras"" Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Jan 20 2013, 4:03pm
            Thank you Michelle Johnston Jan 21 2013, 6:20am
                Awww AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 21 2013, 6:54am
    I brought up the original thread Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 20 2013, 3:17pm
    hehe, well, Elves as we know well were certainly not as harmonious as the films have painted them. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 20 2013, 3:20pm
    This probably belongs Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 21 2013, 8:12pm

 
 
 

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