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What happens if an Elf's spouse dies?

thatlldo
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May 22 2013, 3:19pm


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Here's what I think I was able to glean from Laws and Customs of the Eldar...

* Most elves are married to begin with.
* In the natural order of things, you're supposed to be married happily forever and not die of violence.
* If you're an elf and you DO kick it due to violence, your body fades/dissolves/decomposes away and your spirit goes West.
* If your spouse kicks it due to violence, you're still married to him/her and won't remarry.

I'm leaving out the question of Elves who die of sadness or whatnot, because that's a whole other thing. :P Let's stick to the simple battle-dead!

So what I'm wondering is this... if an Elf is widowed, what happens to the living spouse? Would he or she still hang around Middle Earth, or would he/she freak out and be compelled to go west ASAP, chasing the dearly departed?

I am mostly interested in average Silvan elves on this, but I haven't found much in the way of examples and I'll take what I can get. I would appreciate your thoughts and theories!

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What happens if an Elf's spouse dies? thatlldo Send a private message to thatlldo May 22 2013, 3:19pm
    Separation Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 22 2013, 3:34pm
    mae govannen! Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 22 2013, 3:36pm
        Rebirth Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 22 2013, 3:41pm
            i'm pulling Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 22 2013, 3:46pm
                Glorfindel Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 22 2013, 3:52pm
                    have not Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 22 2013, 3:58pm
                        HoME Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 22 2013, 4:11pm
                            dabbling Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 22 2013, 4:16pm
                                More thoughts Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 22 2013, 4:29pm
                                    Elvish rebirth rejected Elthir Send a private message to Elthir May 23 2013, 2:44pm
    The Avari Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai May 22 2013, 4:28pm
    Finwe Remarried IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin May 22 2013, 8:13pm
    concerning Glorfindel Escapist Send a private message to Escapist May 23 2013, 3:51pm
        There is text in Morgoth's Ring too... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir May 23 2013, 3:59pm
            so... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 23 2013, 4:08pm
                Well, Finrod CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG May 23 2013, 5:47pm
                    we just don't hear about them Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel May 23 2013, 6:56pm
                        Finrod and other matters Elthir Send a private message to Elthir May 25 2013, 12:48pm
                timeline Elthir Send a private message to Elthir May 23 2013, 6:54pm

 
 
 

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