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Questions tagged [galadriel]

Galadriel is a fictional character created by Tolkien, first appearing in the Lord of the Rings. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention her.

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Why didn't Galadriel take off her ring?

The One Ring could rule all the other rings. So why didn't Galadriel take off her ring? It seems so dangerous to wear that ring. Before The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the location ...
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Does Galadriel wear any specific jewelry?

Does Galadriel wear any specific jewelry that is mentioned in the books? Please include answers specifically from the books not just from the movies.
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What “world” was Frodo in when Galadriel helped him?

As Frodo was attempting to flee Shelob's lair, he sort of collapses from fatigue. Then he is suddenly shown being in a plush forest during the golden hour when Galadriel "picks him up" by the hand, ...
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What makes Galadriel so powerful?

I have seen Galadriel being more powerful than most of the others (in the movies, such as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) and I wonder why that is, and also what makes her weak after using ...
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When did Galadriel become Queen of Lothlorien?

The Lady of light as i personally like to refer to her as at the time of the events of Lord of the Rings is queen of Lorien ( Previously residing in Doriath in Beleriand) ruling alongside Celeborn for ...
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Does Galadriel have a natural tendency towards evil?

With reference to the answer in Was Morgoth still a dominant power in Middle earth during the War of the Ring? It says that all matter from outside the Blessed Realm, as a part of Arda Marred, is ...
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Why is Galadriel always barefoot?

In both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movie trilogies Galadriel is always shown walking barefoot. Does it say in the books that she walks around barefoot or did Peter Jackson just want to show off ...
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What was the benefit of the belts given by Galadriel to 3 Fellowship members?

Lady Galadriel (and her husband) gave the Fellowship members gifts. Frodo got the Phial with the light of Eärendil's star (which was the recycled light of the Two Trees - basically, Liquid Schwarts). ...
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Would Galadriel have been able to defeat the Witch King?

In the movie Lord of the Rings: Return of the King we see that the Witch King gets stabbed in the face by Éowyn after she made saslik of his Fellbeast. Glorfindel said about the Witch King that: "...
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Why does Gimli say that Galadriel is an “elf witch” who seduces men?

In Fellowship movie, Gimli warns the Hobbits about the "elf witch" who lives in Lorien.He says that men who look upon her "fall under her spell and are never seen again" It seems to me that Gimli is ...
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What does Galadriel mean by “All shall love me and despair”?

In Fellowship of the Ring, when Frodo offers Galadriel the Ring, she loses control of herself and exclaims: And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you ...
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What were the contents of the Phial of Galadriel?

I have read that the phial contained a part of Eärendil's star, but do we know how that came to be in Galadriel's possession?
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Help identifying an obscure rendition of Tolkien's Namarie

I found a recording of Tolkien's elvish poem Namarie (aka Galadriel's Lament in Lórien) set to music that I really like, but I can't identify the original artist. It's not from the LotR films and I've ...
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Which Nenya ring is correct?

Which Nenya, ring of Galadriel is the "correct" one? I want to buy one to my girlfriend as an engagement ring. I mostly find this design: However, I found it only made of silver - not suitable for an ...
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How can Galadriel go into the West?

At the end of the Lord of the Rings, Galadriel hops on a boat and sails away into the West. But wasn't she banned after the kerfuffle caused by Uncle Fëanor?