Elrond & Celebrían


Elrond

Elrond Half-elven is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien‘s Middle-earth legendarium. He is introduced in The Hobbit, and plays a supporting role in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

Character overview

Elrond was Lord of Rivendell, one of the mighty rulers of old that remained in Middle-earth in its Third Age. His name means „Vault of Stars”, „Star-dome”, or „Elf of the Cave” (the exact meaning is uncertain, as Tolkien gave different derivations in different places).

He was the son of Eärendil and Elwing, and a great-grandson of Lúthien, born in Beleriand in the First Age, making him well over 6,000 years old by the time of the events described inThe Lord of the Rings. Elrond’s twin brother[1] was Elros Tar-Minyatur, the first High King of Númenor.

Although Elrond was considered half-elven, that was not meant to be an exact percentage value; he and his brother Elros were also descended from the Maiarangelic beings who had come to Middle-earth thousands of years before. Elrond, along with his parents, his brother, and his children, were granted a choice between Elven or human fates by the godlike Valar. Elrond chose to travel into the West and live as an immortal Elf, while his twin Elros chose mortality.

Biography

As documented in The Silmarillion, Elrond was born at the refuge of the Mouths of Sirion not long before its destruction by the sons of Fëanor. He and his brother, Elros, were captured alive. Their parents feared that they would be killed, but instead they were taken up by the brothers Maedhros and Maglor.

Elrond went to Lindon with the household of Gil-galad, the last High King of the Noldor, when Beleriand was destroyed at the end of the First Age. He chose (like his parents but unlike his brother) to be counted among the Elves when the choice of kindreds was given to him.

According to the appendices of The Return of the King, Elrond was Gil-galad’s herald in the Second Age. During the War of the Elves and Sauron, Elrond was sent to Eregion when it was attacked by Sauron. He united his army with one from Eregion, led by Celeborn. Eregion was destroyed, however, and Elrond was driven back and surrounded by Sauron. Fortunately, an army led by Durin and Amroth assailed Sauron’s host in the rear, causing the Dark Lord to turn and drive them back to Moria. Elrond was able to retreat to a valley where he made a settlement at Imladris (Rivendell). In 1700 an army from Númenor arrived in Lindon and Gwathló, and Sauron was trapped between the Númenóreans and Elrond.

The White Council decided that Eregion would be abandoned in favour of Imladris. Upon this occasion, Gil-galad entrusted Elrond with Vilya, the mightiest of the Three Rings of the Elves.

Near the end of the Second Age, the Last Alliance of Elves and Men was formed, and the army departed from Imladris, led by Elendil and Gil-galad, who were both killed in the Siege of Barad-dûr. Elrond and Círdan were the only ones to stand by Gil-galad’s side when he fell.

In the early years of the Third Age, Elrond married Celebrían, daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel and his second cousin twice removed. The union produced twin brothers Elladan andElrohir, and a daughter, Arwen Undómiel.

During the Third Age Elrond was the main ally of Arnor. Following its fall, Elrond harboured the Chieftains of the Dúnedain and sheltered the Sceptre of Annúminas, Arnor’s symbol of royal authority. After being captured and tortured by Orcs in the Redhorn Gate, Celebrían left Elrond and went over the sea to seek healing. After Aragorn‘s father Arathorn was killed a few years after Aragorn’s birth, Elrond raised Aragorn in his own household and became something of a surrogate father to him. Aragorn was also Elrond’s far-distant nephew (removed by sixty-four generations), being the descendant of Elrond’s twin brother Elros.

In The Hobbit, Elrond gave shelter to Bilbo Baggins‘s party, after which, presumably, the two became friends. He received Bilbo as a permanent guest when the latter left the Shire some 60 years later.

In The Fellowship of the Ring, he headed the Council of Elrond, at which it was decided that the One Ring must be destroyed.

Elrond remained in Rivendell until the destruction of both the Ring and Sauron in The Return of the King. He then travelled to Minas Tirith to see Arwen marry Aragorn, now King of theReunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor. Three years later, at the approximate age of 6,520, Elrond left Middle-earth to go over the Sea with the Ring-bearers, never to return.

Celebrian

Celebrían is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. She is an Elven noblewoman, the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, wife ofElrond, and mother of ElrohirElladan and Arwen. She was called the Lady of Rivendell. Her name means „silver queen” in Sindarin.

Biography

The place and date of Celebrían’s birth are not specified. In the version of their history that describes Galadriel and Celeborn as rulers of Eregion in the Second Age, Galadriel and Celebrían left Eregion for Lórinand as Sauron‘s influence over Eregion grew, sometime between S.A. 1350 and S.A. 1400  According to one account, Celebrían and her parents later dwelt for many years in Rivendell (Imladris), where she wed Elrond in T.A. 109. They had three children: the twins Elladan and Elrohir in T.A. 130, and Arwen Undómiel (Evenstar) inT.A. 241.

In T.A. 2509, on a trip from Rivendell to Lórien, Celebrían was waylaid by Orcs in the Redhorn Pass on Caradhras in the Misty Mountains. She was captured and tormented and received a poisoned wound. She was rescued by her sons and healed by Elrond, but „after fear and torment” she could no longer find joy in Middle-earth, so she passed to the Grey Havens and over the Sea in the following year.

Tolkien said that „after the destruction of the Ruling Ring the Three Rings of the Eldar lost their virtue. Then Elrond prepared at last to depart from Middle-earth and follow Celebrían.” Thus Elrond and Celebrían were finally reunited, but they were sundered forever from their daughter Arwen

Elrond and Celebrian

Elrond

Elrond

Elrond on the War of the Last Alliance

Celebrian of Lorien

Celebrian of Rivendell

Elrond and Celebrian

 

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