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Were there two elves named Glorfindel?

In the Silmarilion, an elf named Glorfindel is killed in a duel with a balrog at the battle for Gondolin. (He kills the balrog as well.) Then in The Fellowship of the Ring, an elf named Glorfindel ...
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What happens to an elf in Lord of the Rings who dies twice?

An Elf who dies (whether they are in Valinor or Middle-Earth) goes to the halls of Mandos. After a certain time (to be determined by Mandos, its different for each case) they are returned to life in ...
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Why did Arwen have to become mortal to marry Aragorn if they were both half-elven?

I am sure Elrond is half-elven, so Arwen is too. I recall something saying Argorn was half-elven as well. Shouldn't half-elves not have to become mortal to marry each other?
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What exactly happened to Celebrian when she was kidnapped by the orcs?

In the Lord of the Rings, it is stated that "In 2509, Celebrían, wife of Elrond, was journeying to Lórien when she was waylaid in the Redhorn Pass, and her escort being scattered by the sudden ...
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In LOTR is there an afterlife?

We know in the Undying Lands, Valinor: ... This latter name is somewhat misleading; the land itself, while blessed, did not cause mortals to live forever In addition Valinor appears to be an ...
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Is the Necromancer capable of true resurrection?

Will those resurrected by the Necromancer be undead demonic creatures, or can necromancers can also bring people back who might live a normal life after the resurrection as before they died? Who is ...
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Reincarnation of Durin

Quoting a text from http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Durin It was also believed that Durin would be reincarnated a total of six times, each time as a descendant of an older Durin. The page also displays ...
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Who or what was Old Man Willow?

Was Old Man Willow a fallen Ent or a different type of Ent? This assumes that the Ents have different species or races much like the elves do.
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Why did Manwë allow Finwë to remarry after the death of his wife?

After Miriel died, Manwë decreed that Finwë could choose another spouse and he did get remarried to Indis, mother of Fingolfin and Finarfin; Fëanor wasn't too happy with that. Why would Manwë allow ...
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What happened to the elves who were slain before the end of the Great Journey?

When an elf dies, his "fëa" (soul) leaves the "hröa" (body) and is summoned to Mandos, in Aman. Frome there he may return to life after some time. It's reasonable to think that before Vanyar and ...
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Did Nerdanel know her husband and children died?

She stayed behind in Valinor while her husband Fëanor, angry at Morgoth for murdering his father and stealing his Silmarils, goes and takes the Teleri's ships by force, igniting the slaying of the ...