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Following up this question about love between Dwarfs and Elves (What inspired Tauriel's story arc?), I wondered whether there is any incidence of a romance between a dwarf and a man/woman? The question of possible reproduction is not at the center of my question; it is more about falling in love. My own hypotheses are twofold:

  • just as for the case Elves/dwarfs: While man was created by Ilúvatar, dwarfs were created by Aulë. That would speak against them having a romantic relationship.
  • Men and dwarfs are both bound to die eventually, making them different from elves.

Please note that this question is not about whether the relationship should be male man -- female dwarf // male-man -- male dwarf // female human -- male dwarf // female human -- female dwarf. However, if there actually IS any difference between those, I'm glad to hear!

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  • The first line of the first answer explicitly answers this question.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 11:20
  • @Richard: I only see that answer addressing relationships between dwarves and elves, not between dwarves and men. Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 18:22
  • @NateEldredge - Actually you're right. I've edited the top-voted answer to include a line relating to Dwarf/Human (ahem) relations
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 19:10
  • awesome! Thanks for the edit! So in that case, Richard, the argumentation about their different orginis is stronger than the fact that both species are bound to die, correct!?
    – PikkuKatja
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 11:17

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