Thread: Elven Procreation (don't read this if you are under 18)
But back to elves, I thought they were supposed to be stronger than humans... so why would it take them 200 years to recover from a delivery? I can see how it might be so if the child was also draining her "magic" or "life force"... something like that. Would that make elven women mortal during recovery? Or semi mortal? This is getting too deep for even me.......
Hey swampfaye, we could always start a Dune thread in one of the taverns. I think theres a couple of Dune fans lurking around here somewhere. I love Dune...was kinda disappointed when I arrived here. First thing I did was go to the desert...didn't see any sandworms...bummer.
i reckon sauron figured out a way to mass produce them orcs. a big laboratory with mad scientists runnin' around
Well,“The union of love is indeed to them great delight and joy.” -Tolkien
“they are seldom swayed by the desires of the body only, but are by nature continent and steadfast.” -Tolkien
So, sex equals marriage, and begetting is considered important. Some more elvish facts of life. Regarding elvish pregnancy, "A year passed between the begetting and the birth of an elf-child, so that the days of both are the same, or nearly so." Elvish childhood and adolescence lasted until the age of approximately 50 years. Elves tended to marry soon after coming of age, with a one-year engagement being standard. Elves did not say they "had a baby," they said "a baby is given to us." The most kids an elf couple ever had were seven, the sons of Fëanor and Nerdanel.
I hope that was what ya'all where wondering about,if I got off track or misunderstood this topic,then let me know so I can delete this post.
Their existance seems to have been very different from ours and is difficult to imagine. Can you imagine being able to gradually change your apprearance just by wishing to? No wonder elves are so beautiful! - but does this make them vain? or is thier appearance more of a direct reflection of thier souls? It would explain characters like Maeglin and Eol who were said to be "ill-favoured", but what about Gil-Galad? I can't seem to find a physical description of him anywhere, but he is often described by other writers as more or less plain. Does anyone know what Gil-Galad looks like (from Tolkien's writing)?
[Edited on 19/9/2003 by Grondmaster]