Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Lord of the Rings' Lore About Galadriel

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Vote up the most interesting lore details about the Lady of Lorien.

When the fellowship crosses paths with Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring it's clear that she's immensely powerful, but viewers and readers don't really get a grasp on just how far that power goes without more extensive study. These fans have pointed out some of the most interesting things about the Lady of Lorien that might be missed by casual readers and viewers.

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    Galadriel Leaving Middle-Earth Was The End Of Magic For The Land

    From a former Redditor:

    Apparently, by the end of LoTR, she was forgiven and her ban was lifted, because she was allowed to sail into the west with Gandalf and Frodo.

    That departure at the end of LoTR is extraordinarily moving and powerful, especially after reading the Silmarillion and the histories. It's really the departure of "magic" from the world, and the end of the age of myth. They are sailing to a place beyond the reach of anyone who will ever live, until the final end of the world.

    Lothlorien will fade into... I don't know, regular woods or something, maybe with a little bit of an "enchanted" or "elvish" feeling. Whatever elves are left will fade and become nothing, or maybe something invisible to men, diffuse spirits out of time...

    The end of LoTR is really the end of wizards, elves, and mythic powers, with the possible exception of old Tom Bombadil. From here on out, it is the age of mortal men, the age we live in still.

    Galadriel was one of the first, and was the last, who kept the magic of the undying alive in Middle-Earth.

    509 votes
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    She Gave Gimli Three Strands Of Her Hair After Denying People For Years

    From a former Redditor:

    Feanor begged the young Galadriel three times for a strand of her hair, which she denied him, because she saw in his heart that he was greedy and insatiable.

    A little later, when Gimli the dwarf asked for a strand of her hair (a gift she had denied three times to Feanor, greatest of the elves), she gave him three.

    493 votes
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    Galadriel Is Arwen's Grandmother

    From Redditor u/EyeceEyeceBaby:

    Additionally, among the Noldor, it's tradition for the bride's mother to give a jewel to the groom, and for the groom's father to give a similar gift to the bride. This is why Galadriel gives Aragorn the Elessar when the Fellowship passes through Lothlórien. As Arwen's maternal grandmother, she was standing in place of her daughter (who had sailed West), and gave Aragorn the traditional bridal gift of a jewel.

    409 votes
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    She Was Exiled From Middle-Earth

    From a former Redditor:

    Banned from the undying lands, estranged from her kin, Galadriel was exiled to Middle-Earth, where, for thousands of years, she tried in vain to stave off the corrupting darkness and "fading". Through wars and horror and death, she tried to preserve a failing glimmer of something like land of the Valar.

    417 votes
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    She Is Over 8000 Years Old

    From Redditor u/TacitProvidence:

    Galadriel is over 8,000 years old and was born before the Sun and Moon were put in the sky.

    391 votes
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    Galadriel Is Very Tall

    From Redditor u/amarie54:

    Christopher Tolkien figured out that Galadriel is canonically 6'4". (Unfinished Tales)

    295 votes