Galadriel/Nerwen Artanis: Ring-bearer and the Lady of the Golden Wood :

Raised in Valinor as Galadriel, one of the Noldor’s highest, wisest and most powerful children, she leaves the Blessed Realm to seek a kingdom of her own.

Noble and proud, the motivations behind her actions are complicated and mysterious — Tolkien himself never settled on a single, definitive version of her story.

Why did she leave Valinor? What was her role in the kinslaying? What was her true role and purpose in Middle Earth? How important was her relationship to Celebrimbor?

How important was she in the unfolding of Middle Earth’s history and significant events?

And why was she so sympathetic to Gimli?

Join us this weekend in #thehalloffire as we discuss one of Tolkien’s most bewitching characters.

Suggested reading:

Unfinished Tales: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn.
The Silmarillion: various sections.
The Fellowship of the Ring: Lothlorien, The Mirror of Galadriel, Farewell to Lorien.

Upcoming topics:

June 19 and 20: Themes in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” movies.

Now, if you have a topic you’d love to see in Hall of Fire, drop us a line! Or maybe you’d like to see one of the topics we’ve done in the past revisited.

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Past topics update:

If you haven’t visited the Hall of Fire page for a while, you might be surprised to see that we recently updated the logs for the last six months. Wander over and check out what everyone had to say for topics such as ‘Little Engimas of LoTR’, ‘Villains in RoTK’ or our fiery ‘Denethor’ chat of late last year.

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