The Lord of the Rings Meme | ten scenes (2/10)
Farewell to Lórien.
This is my favorite fucking scene.
If you’ve read the Silmarillion, you know who Fëanor was. If you don’t, Fëanor was the dickhead who created the Silmarils: three indescribably beautiful and magical jewels that contained the light and essence of the world before it became flawed. They were the catatlyst for basically every important thing that happened in the First Age of Middle Earth.
It is thought that the inspiration for the Silmarils came to Fëanor from the sight of Galadriel’s shining, silver-gold hair.
He begged her three times for single strand of her beautiful hair. And every time, Galadriel refused him. Even when she was young, Galadriel’s ability to see into other’s hearts was very strong, and she knew that Fëanor was filled with nothing but fire and greed.
Fast forward to the end of the Third Age.
Gimli, visiting Lorien, is also struck by Galadriel’s beauty. During the scene where she’s passing out her parting gifts to the Fellowship, Galadriel stops empty-handed in front of Gimli, because she doesn’t know what to offer a Dwarf. Gimli tells her: no gold, no treasure… just a single strand of hair to remember her beauty by.
She gives him three. Three.
And this is why Gimli gets to be an Elf Friend, people. Because Galadriel looks at him and thinks he deserves what she refused the greatest Elf who ever lived—- and then twice that. And because he has no idea of the significance of what she’s just given him, but he’s going to treasure it the rest of his life anyway.
Just look at that smile on Legolas’s face in the last panel. He gets it. He knows the backstory. And I’m pretty sure this is the moment he reconsiders whether Elves and Dwarves can’t be friends after all.
Everyone says that Legolas states the obvious and that in the movies, aside from being attractive and killing a ton of orcs, he has no point. But Legolas and Gimli became great friends, and I feel that Legolas’ unwavering support of Aragorn gave him strength throughout their journey. Perhaps his lines aren’t the most creative, but he is a sure friend to have at their side when all seems lost.
YES!!! This is what I’ve always thought
I agree, except that the very picture that’s being used is when he’s apologizing for doubting Aragorn’s decision to stay and fight at Helm’s Deep, so he did waver in the movie, but only that once. Anyway, love Leggy! Love all!
Legolas Greenleaf, long under tree,
in joy thou hast lived - but beware of the sea!
If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore,
thy heart shall then rest in the forest no more.
~Galadriel’s message to Legolas.
How do I begin to explain Legolas?
Because they’re worth it.
I don’t care that I’m spamming you guys with Legolas.
look at this.
30 days of Lord of the Rings meme - day two - the Fellowship of the Ring
Lord Elrond: Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring