Celebrian: The Silver Crown-Gift

– You asked for it, you got it …

At the mere mention of the word “Celebrian”, the majority of Tolkien readers would stir in their seats; they would frown; and their minds switch to SEARCHING MODE.Arwen and Galadriel

All this in a vain attempt to try and piece together a background for this character and place the name within the stories of Middle-earth.

And I wouldn’t blame them …

Celebrian is an extremely obscure figure, whose references in any of Tolkien’s works (by which I mean not just The Lord of the Rings), amounts to only a handful of words.

So who is Celebrian?

“Celeb” meaning “silver” and “(-rian)” signifying “crown-gift” was an elf of Lórien; and more importantly, she was the daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn.

Furthermore, she was the wife of Elrond and the mother of Elladan, Elrohir and Arwen.

Other than that, we have no date of birth, nor any indication of her presence before the beginning of the Third Age.

In Unfinished Tales, in the chapter concerning ‘The History of Galadriel and Celeborn’, we get a few references to Celebrian.

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Your Feedback … My Response

Stick Figure typing(It’s the return of the Stick Figures! – and yes, that’s me hard at work typing these responses – see the tongue sticking out? Intense!)

Many thanks to all of you who – in some way or other – commented to this post: Who am I?

There were some very interesting questions, as well as intriguing Middle-earth topics I shall be dealing with in the near future.

In the meantime, I’ve gathered people’s query’s from WordPress and Twitter and gave my best (and honest) response to each 😉

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Reading a Tolkien Passage: Help!

Middle-earth map help

I may have written some tips on how to tackle Tolkien’s works, but that doesn’t mean I’m an expert – in any way. On the contrary, I’m still in the learning stages and there comes a time where even I find myself in difficulty reading his texts.

Case in point is the section ‘Farewell to Lorien’, from The Fellowship of the Ring. Halfway through the chapter, Celeborn advises a possible route for the Company to take .

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That one sentence in ‘The Battle of the Five Armes’ I want to hear/see …

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies logo

**Minor The Hobbit spoilers ahead … so if you haven’t read the book yet (gasp!), proceed with caution. Nothing major, but just a gentle warning 🙂 **

There’s one particular line during a specific moment in the book, that I’ve been hoping makes its way into the final cut of the movie; for over four years now.

Ever since The Hobbit films were announced, I’ve been wishing – with quite a deep desire – for this to make an appearance.

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