LOTR: The Rings Of Power- 5 Things you should know about Galadriel
LOTR: The Rings of Power premiered on Amazon Prime, and with its beautiful visuals and amazing characters, it has successfully accumulated a lot of appreciation from fans worldwide. It’s pretty difficult to say who is the hero in the TV show, but one character who seems to play a pivotal role in the series is Galadriel. Well, as the events of The Rings of Power takes place before 3000 years of Lord of the Rings, fans want to know How old Galadriel is in the Second Age of the Middle Earth.
Fans of Lord of the Rings are already familiar with Galadriel as they have seen an older version of her, portrayed by Cate Blanchett in LOTR and The Hobbit.
1. Galadriel is more than 5000 years old
Galadriel, whom we have seen in Lord of the Rings and the other movies, is approximately 8000 years old. Hence, we can say that as The Rings of Power shows a younger version of the powerful Elf, she’s likely around 5000 years old.
As The Rings of Power‘s Galadriel is much younger than we have seen before, she has a long journey before becoming what she is in LOTR. In fact, the young girl in The Rings of Power is not yet worthy of a ring as she has several things to learn before becoming a hero.
2. Galadriel was born in the first age of Valinor
Born to Finarfen and Earwen, Galadriel is one of the most powerful Elves in the Middle-Earth. She was born before the first age in Valinor in the year of the trees. She had three brothers named Aegnor, Angrod, Orodreth, and Finrod. Initially, Galadriel did not participate in any Middle-Earth battles, while all her brothers fought and died eventually. However, during this time, she crossed paths with Celeborn, her future husband.
The origin story of Galadriel can confuse you as a book titled Unfinished Tales, published in 1980, shares different origin stories about the character.
3. Galadriel was equally powerful as Sauron
Sauron, who is said to be the most powerful Maiar of Middle Earth, knew that Galadriel was somewhere equally powerful and could give him a challenging ride. Tolkien’s writings also reveal that Galadriel and the Dark Lord both have been involved with Celebrimbor during the forging of the rings.
The book also revealed that Galadriel was one of the last remaining elves on middle earth, and Sauron feared her intentions and powers.
4. Galadriel was good at reading minds
In Middle Earth, the elves had telepathic and mind-reading abilities. Galadriel was one of the Elves with these abilities to a greater extent. Tolkien revealed that despite having mental abilities, she was kind towards others. At times, after reading one’s mind, if she learned that something was not right, she believed in giving second chances.
However, Tolkien never expressed her mind-reading abilities in detail. He just hinted that there are possibilities that Galadriel inherited these powers from her parents.
5. She was related to Arwen
Few people know that Arwen from Tolkien’s fictional world is directly connected to Galadriel. For the unacquainted, Galadriel was married to the Lord of Lothlorien, Celeborn and the couple had a girl named Celebrian, who married Elrond. The duo shared three children, out of which one was Arwen.