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'''Galadhrim''' were the "Ttree-people"; the [[Silvan Elves]] of the land of [[Lórien in Middle-earth|Lórien]], ruled in the later [[Third Age]] by [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]].
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The '''Galadhrim''' were the [[Elves]], mostly [[Silvan Elves|Silvan]] in origin, who inhabited the woods of [[Lothlórien]].  
  
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==History==
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Some of the [[Nandor]], the [[Teleri|Telerin Elves]] who abandoned the [[Great March]] of the [[Eldar]] on the  eastern side of the [[Misty Mountains]], settled down in the [[Vales of Anduin]] and later on established the realms of [[Mirkwood]] in the north and [[Lothlórien|Lórien]] in the south of [[Mirkwood|Greenwood the Great]].
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In the beginning the [[Elves]] of Lórien were a small and scattered people, but after the [[War of Wrath]] at the beginning of the [[Second Age]] many of the [[Sindar]] of [[Beleriand]] migrated eastward. The Silvan Elves of Lórien welcomed them. The coming of the Sindar was a great boost to the power and culture of the Silvan Elves. The Silvan language was replaced by Sindarin.
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The arrival of one in particular affected the Nandor of [[Laurelindórenan]]: the coming of a Sinda named [[Amdír]]. He took over Laurelindórenan. Under his leadership the people of Lórien prospered and their numbers grew. But Amdir was slain in the [[Battle of Dagorlad]] along with most of the army of Lórien. And [[Amroth]] his son grew weary of [[Middle-earth]] and wished to go to [[Valinor]]. But he drowned in the [[Bay of Belfalas]].
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In her wisdom [[Galadriel]] saw that Lórien would be a stronghold and a point of power to prevent the shadow from crossing the Anduin, for the Galadhrim were hardy and valiant. But they needed a ruler of greater strength and wisdom than they possessed. That is why Galadriel and [[Celeborn]] took up their permanent abode in Lórien and its government. Under the leadership of Galadriel and Celeborn the Galadhrim prospered and their skill grew. They became proficient in making [[Lembas]], [[Elven rope]], Elven-cloaks and many other crafts.
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The Galadhrim defended their home against [[orcs]], who attacked around the end of the [[Third Age]], just before [[Sauron]] was destroyed. The Galadhrim weathered all of the attacks. For a more complete history of these battles, see [[Lothlórien]].
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==Etymology==
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''Galadhrim'' is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning "Tree-people". The name consists of ''[[galadh]]'' ("tree") + ''[[rim|rim(b)]]'' ("great number").<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 50</ref> See also LotR (50th) p. 341.
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In the first edition of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''Galadhrim'' was spelt ''Galadrim''. In later editions, this was emended to the former, which [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] had decided was the correct Sindarin form.<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 305</ref>
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Galadhrim
People
DominionsLothlórien
LanguagesSilvan Elvish, Sindarin

The Galadhrim were the Elves, mostly Silvan in origin, who inhabited the woods of Lothlórien.

History

Some of the Nandor, the Telerin Elves who abandoned the Great March of the Eldar on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains, settled down in the Vales of Anduin and later on established the realms of Mirkwood in the north and Lórien in the south of Greenwood the Great.

In the beginning the Elves of Lórien were a small and scattered people, but after the War of Wrath at the beginning of the Second Age many of the Sindar of Beleriand migrated eastward. The Silvan Elves of Lórien welcomed them. The coming of the Sindar was a great boost to the power and culture of the Silvan Elves. The Silvan language was replaced by Sindarin.

The arrival of one in particular affected the Nandor of Laurelindórenan: the coming of a Sinda named Amdír. He took over Laurelindórenan. Under his leadership the people of Lórien prospered and their numbers grew. But Amdir was slain in the Battle of Dagorlad along with most of the army of Lórien. And Amroth his son grew weary of Middle-earth and wished to go to Valinor. But he drowned in the Bay of Belfalas.

In her wisdom Galadriel saw that Lórien would be a stronghold and a point of power to prevent the shadow from crossing the Anduin, for the Galadhrim were hardy and valiant. But they needed a ruler of greater strength and wisdom than they possessed. That is why Galadriel and Celeborn took up their permanent abode in Lórien and its government. Under the leadership of Galadriel and Celeborn the Galadhrim prospered and their skill grew. They became proficient in making Lembas, Elven rope, Elven-cloaks and many other crafts.

The Galadhrim defended their home against orcs, who attacked around the end of the Third Age, just before Sauron was destroyed. The Galadhrim weathered all of the attacks. For a more complete history of these battles, see Lothlórien.

Etymology

Galadhrim is a Sindarin name meaning "Tree-people". The name consists of galadh ("tree") + rim(b) ("great number").[1] See also LotR (50th) p. 341.

In the first edition of The Lord of the Rings, Galadhrim was spelt Galadrim. In later editions, this was emended to the former, which Tolkien had decided was the correct Sindarin form.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 50
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 305