Glorfindel and Lindir

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Peredhil
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I think they are one and the same.
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uruk_slayer
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Ah yes, the discussion of Glorfindel comes up again. I'm still not sure what my position is on this: is he a genuine first edition born in the First Age or is he a reincarnation of the Glorfindel of Gondolin? I can't decide, my feeble mind can't take it...

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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Linder was the very polite Elf who asked Bilbo to repeat the poem about Eärendil that Bilbo wrote and then had the cheek to recite in the home Eärendil's son, Elrond. :elfshocked:

After all these thousands of years. Bilbo the hobbit brought a refreshing new breath of air into the Elves dusty lives. This was why they excused his faux pas, that his interest in their tales of old was for real, also endeared him in their hearts.

When he took up residence in Rivendell, Bilbo had already developed his reputation as an elf-friend, due to his fair handling of the Arkenstone between the Dwarfs led by Thorin Oakenshield and Bard, who was backed by the Mirkwood Elves. And of course, being a friend of Gandalf didn't hurt either. :elfcool:

:happyelf: But this thread is about two others of Elrond's household, one who got little print in Tolkien's story and the other whose part in that story was usurped by a mere maiden in PJ's film.
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Allyssa
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Any Lindir fans out there, you might want to read my fan fic: "The Demons Within". :D

I liked Lindir too. I always find polite and tollerant elves very refreshing.

Glorfindel. Well, what is not to drool over? (I assume Laurëlin_Mallenuial has no objection to drooling in this thread? :D ) He finds the hobbits and Aragorn floundering about in the wild, he tries to help Frodo and even risks his own horse. There is little doubt in my mind that Aragorn and the hobbits would have been lost without the good Elf-Lord.

Glorfindel was tall and straight; his hair was of shining gold, his face was fair and young and fearless and full of joy; his eyes were bright and keen, and his voice like music; on his brow sat wisdom, and in his hand was strength.


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grondmaster
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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

And Glorfindel also had the aura of one who had seen the two trees about him, if I'm not mistaken, or was it just because he was an Elf that his countanence glowed when Frodo saw him while wearing The One Ring?
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Amarië
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Your not mistaken Grondy. He had seen the two Threes.
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Samwisegamgee
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

How had he seen the Two Trees? I thought he was one of those Elves who was born in ME...
I love Glorfindel too. Your quote, Allyssa, is one of my favorite parts in LotR, the description of this Elf is amazing. I must say that I did not like Glorfindel much when he first arrived, but liked him much better when he got to Rivendell (and when I read the book a second time) And of course I loved him when I saw that they had replaced him with Arwen in the movie! :mad: (Don't ask me about that topic or you will get a LONG reply.. ;) )
I never really got a glimpse of Lindir. I liked him being nice to Bilbo though. It is good that we are not told much about his character, I think, because then we can just imagine it up ourselves.

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grondmaster
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Glorfindel and Lindir

Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

How had he seen the Two Trees? I thought he was one of those Elves who was born in ME...
I don't know if Glorfindel was born in Middle-earth or Valinor; however, many of the Elves were born in Middle-earth and were called by the Valor to emigrate to Valinor when they found their love for the Elves so great that they wanted them "Up close and personal" so they could teach them new tricks, which they could not do from afar. After a time many Elves got bored and returned to Middle-earth. Glorfindel could have numbered among Fëanor, his sons, and their friends, which included Galadriel and her brother. This senerio presupposes that in the LotR we are talking about a reincarnated Glorfindel rather than an a separate 'Glorfindel II' being born later, otherwise he couldn't have seen the light of the two trees.
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