35 Facts About Galadriel


Galadriel appears in The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales.


Galadriel was a royal Elf of both the Noldor and the Teleri, being a grandchild of both King Finwe and King Olwe.


Galadriel was close kin of King Ingwe of the Vanyar through her grandmother Indis.


Galadriel was a leader during the rebellion of the Noldor, and present in their flight from Valinor during the First Age.


The Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey has written that Galadriel represented Tolkien's attempt to re-create the kind of elf hinted at by surviving references in Old English.


Galadriel has compared his elves to those in a Christian Middle English source, The Early South English Legendary, where the elves were angels.


Galadriel has appeared in both animated and live-action films and television.

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Galadriel was the only daughter and youngest child of Finarfin, prince of the Noldor, and of Earwen, daughter of Olwe and cousin to Luthien.


Galadriel had the ability to peer into the minds of others to judge them fairly.


Galadriel was a member of the royal House of Finwe.


Galadriel was often called the fairest of all Elves, whether in Aman or Middle-earth.


Galadriel had long since parted ways with Feanor and his sons.


Galadriel carried some dark secrets from those times; she told Melian part of the violent story of the Silmarils and Morgoth's killing of Finwe, but did not mention the kinslaying of elves by elves.


Galadriel and Celeborn travelled first to Lindon, where they ruled over a group of Elves, and were themselves ruled by Gil-galad.


At some point, Celeborn and Galadriel left Eregion and settled in Lothlorien.


Celeborn and Galadriel had a daughter, Celebrian, who married Elrond Half-elven of Rivendell.


Galadriel's distrust was justified, for Annatar turned out to be the Dark Lord, Sauron.


Galadriel was in turn tested when Frodo Baggins offered to place the Ring in her keeping.


Galadriel accepted that her own ring's power would fail, that her people would diminish and fade with the One Ring's destruction, and that her only escape from the fading of the Elves and the dominion of Men would be to return at last to Valinor.


Galadriel healed his wounds and re-clothed him in white, signalling his new status as head of the Istari, the order of wizards.


Galadriel came forth and "threw down its walls and laid bare its pits".


Galadriel travelled to Minas Tirith for the wedding of her granddaughter Arwen to King Aragorn Elessar after the end of the war.


Galadriel passed over the Great Sea with Elrond, Gandalf, and the Ring-bearers Bilbo and Frodo, marking the end of the Third Age.


However, Galadriel's most striking feature was her beautiful long silver-golden hair.


Galadriel's character was a blend of characteristics of the Eldar from whom she was descended.

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Galadriel had the pride and ambition of the Noldor, but in her they were tempered by the gentleness and insight of the Vanyar.


Galadriel shared the latter virtues of character with her father Finarfin and her brother Finrod.


Galadriel was proud, strong, and self-willed, as were all the descendants of Finwe save Finarfin; and like her brother Finrod, of all her kin the nearest to her heart, she had dreams of far lands and dominions that might be her own to order as she would without tutelage.


Galadriel's sympathy for Gimli the Dwarf, when she rebuked her husband Celeborn for being tempted to regret his decision to admit a Dwarf to Lothlorien, completely won him over.


The critic Tom Shippey notes that in creating Galadriel, Tolkien was attempting to reconstruct the kind of elf hinted at by elf references in Old English words.


An Australian band named Galadriel released a self-titled album in 1971 which "became a highly sought-after collectors' item among European progressive rock circles".


Galadriel was voiced by Annette Crosbie in Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated film of The Lord of the Rings, and by Marian Diamond in BBC Radio's 1981 serialisation.


In Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Galadriel is played by Cate Blanchett.


On stage, Galadriel was portrayed by Rebecca Jackson Mendoza in the 2006 Toronto musical production of The Lord of the Rings; Mendoza's dress was hand-embroidered with some 1800 beads.


Galadriel appears in video games such as The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, where she is voiced by Lani Minella.