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Union between Elves and Mortals

Eowyn3
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Feb 16 2013, 4:02am


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Technically there were only 3 unions of Elves and Mortals in Tolkien's world : Luthien and Beren, Idril and Tuor, and Aragorn with Arwen. My question is: Why in each of these unions it was always the husband mortal and the wife Elven? Why no union where the husband is Elven and the wife mortal? Even with Thingol and Melian, we see that the the wife is the higher order. Was there a reason why Tolkien never did choose the other way around?

" He has just as much reason to go to war as you do. Why can he not fight for those he loves?"

(This post was edited by Eowyn3 on Feb 16 2013, 4:04am)

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Union between Elves and Mortals Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 16 2013, 4:02am
    There are two other instances I can think of. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 16 2013, 5:08am
        And another CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 16 2013, 6:28am
            Cinderella? Rapunzel? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 17 2013, 6:20am
                I was thinking of the magic part CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 17 2013, 2:44pm
        Imrazor the Numenorean geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 16 2013, 11:46am
        the Dol Amroth connection and other thoughts Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Feb 16 2013, 12:03pm
            Now I vaguely remember that. Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 16 2013, 2:43pm
            blood glorious blood PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Feb 17 2013, 5:57pm
        Good memory... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 16 2013, 10:27pm
        There is also the story of one of the Tooks who had a fairy wife... sador Send a private message to sador Feb 17 2013, 6:23pm
            I never read that one. Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 17 2013, 9:06pm
                Actually, it is in 'The Hobbit' Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 17 2013, 10:43pm
                    I never took that very serious, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 17 2013, 11:18pm
                        Neither did I. // sador Send a private message to sador Feb 18 2013, 4:22am
                Well, not so much a story really. geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 17 2013, 11:20pm
                    Interesting Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 17 2013, 11:36pm
                        Tolkien revised the passage in 1966. squire Send a private message to squire Feb 17 2013, 11:47pm
                            Thank you for the link Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 18 2013, 12:31am
        That's interesting, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 17 2013, 9:14pm
    Tolkien's View of Women IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 16 2013, 5:36pm
        Very interesting! Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 16 2013, 7:45pm
    legends Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Feb 17 2013, 3:37am
    Simple answer really ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Feb 21 2013, 8:21am

 
 
 

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