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*Spoilers* Question about Tauriel, Silvan elves, Thranduil

Dragonrnbw
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Nov 11 2013, 2:09am


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I was thinking about Thranduil’s line stating he would not allow Legolas to pledge himself to a lowly Silvan elf. I was a bit surprised by this for I personally thought Legolas’ mother might be Silvan. I also wonder why the Sindar would adopt the language and customs but not marry. ??Unsure
Then I came across this today as I was rereading Tolkien’s Letters.
He states “the promise made to the Eldar (High Elves – not to other varieties, they had long made their irrevocable choice, preferring Middle-earth to paradise) they would always be able to leave Middle-earth and pass on the Straight Road.”

Does this mean the Silvan elves could not go to Valinor?Shocked For they did choose not to continue West and stay in Middle-earth. Or is this only referring to the Avari?
Also, if a Silvan elf died was he/she summoned to the Halls of Mandos? (if passage on the straight road was denied to them?)

If yes could this be the reason Thranduil is against Legoals pledging himself to a Silvan elf? For if he did he is doomed? Somewhat like Arwen’s story?

Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!

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*Spoilers* Question about Tauriel, Silvan elves, Thranduil Dragonrnbw Send a private message to Dragonrnbw Nov 11 2013, 2:09am
    Interesting question Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Nov 11 2013, 8:54am
        It seems to be generally assumed that Legolas's mother was Sindar Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 11 2013, 8:47pm
    Thranduil could go to Valinor, or at least to the Lonely Isle. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2013, 9:15am
        If that's the case... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Nov 11 2013, 4:32pm
            I've always understood it as ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 11 2013, 5:13pm
                Galadriel, I assume. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Nov 11 2013, 5:30pm
    Persumably Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Nov 11 2013, 11:57am
    That's a good question! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 11 2013, 1:23pm

 
 
 

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