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Elven Appearances


Feb 18 2013, 4:23am

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Elven Appearances [In reply to] Can't Post

Galadriel is indeed older than Elrond but I always interpreted his older appearance to his human inheritance. Many of the half elves in the Silmarillion like Dior and Earendil are only around thirty years of age and have already matured enough to be considered independent adult elves. Full blooded elves it is implied take at least fifty years to mature physically and mentally. However Elladan and Elrohir along with Arwen are 3/4 elven mostly with some minuscule Maiar blood so they appear just as youthful and elven as the others portrayed.

We do see some movie elves like Gil-galad and Elrond looking less perfect and embodying the elven ideal. Perhaps this could be attributed to Noldor being less beautiful than other kindreds? Or stress has indeed aged Elrond and Gil-galad for having contended with Sauron and watching Eregion burn to ruin.

Cirdan we must remember is far older than Galadriel and Tolkien said the eldest of Elves can even grow a beard just as Cirdan is described. I believe it was mentioned that Cirdan belongs to the same generation as Elwe Thingol and Finwe. He is portrayed in the movies as beardless but definitely older than the majority of the elves.

Subject User Time
The Elves' Ages CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Feb 17 2013, 1:56pm
    My version of book-verse Elves Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 17 2013, 3:38pm
        I imagine them the same way! Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 17 2013, 9:03pm
    Book-elves vs. movie-elves... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 17 2013, 3:49pm
    I always wanted to see elf children. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 17 2013, 6:36pm
        I like to think of it as outside elements playing a role in how old Elves look. Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Feb 17 2013, 8:27pm
            grief Nerven Send a private message to Nerven Feb 17 2013, 9:07pm
                pain Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 18 2013, 3:24am
                    Elven Appearances Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Feb 18 2013, 4:23am
                        Lets not forget Cirdan was probabaly born at Cuivineien malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Feb 19 2013, 2:38pm
                            Wow that was one impressive blog post! imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 3:06pm
                            Maybe this? Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Feb 19 2013, 4:45pm
                            Cirdan vs Treebeard CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 19 2013, 5:30pm
                                Ents dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Feb 20 2013, 9:19pm
                                    That does make good sense. Thanks.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 20 2013, 10:04pm
        I thought Arwen was the last elf born in Middle Earth PattyJB Send a private message to PattyJB Feb 23 2013, 5:03am
            That would certainly explain it. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 23 2013, 4:25pm
                Arwen born last High Elf Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Feb 24 2013, 12:37am
    Elf-child to adult Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Feb 18 2013, 5:48pm


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