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Mirror of Galadriel

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The '''Mirror of Galadriel''' is a basin filled with water in which one may see visions of the past, present and future. [[Galadriel]], an [[Elves|Elf]] Lady in the woods of [[Lothlórien]], invites the story's hero, [[Frodo Baggins]], to look into it. Galadriel cannot predict what the mirror will show and does not guarantee that its visions will come to pass.
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The '''Mirror of Galadriel''' was a basin filled with water in which one could see visions of the past, present and future. [[Galadriel]], an [[Elves|Elf]] Lady in the woods of [[Lothlórien]], invited [[Frodo Baggins]] to look into it. Galadriel could not predict what the mirror would show and did not guarantee that its visions would come to pass.
  
 
[[Samwise Gamgee]] was also allowed a vision, which turned out to be a choice between returning to the Shire to prevent its destruction by technology or to continue on the quest with his master to prevent Sauron from destroying all of Middle-earth.<ref>{{FR|II7}}</ref>
 
[[Samwise Gamgee]] was also allowed a vision, which turned out to be a choice between returning to the Shire to prevent its destruction by technology or to continue on the quest with his master to prevent Sauron from destroying all of Middle-earth.<ref>{{FR|II7}}</ref>
 
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==Inspiration==
This recalls the ancient practice of water scrying or hydromancy: gazing into a shallow pool or bowl for purposes of divination. The Norns of Norse mythology used the Well of Urd as a scrying bowl.
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This recalls the ancient practice of water scrying or hydromancy: gazing into a shallow pool or bowl for purposes of divination. The Norns of Norse mythology used the Well of Urd as a scrying bowl.{{fact}}
 
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The Mirror of Galadriel by Peter Xavier Price

The Mirror of Galadriel was a basin filled with water in which one could see visions of the past, present and future. Galadriel, an Elf Lady in the woods of Lothlórien, invited Frodo Baggins to look into it. Galadriel could not predict what the mirror would show and did not guarantee that its visions would come to pass.

Samwise Gamgee was also allowed a vision, which turned out to be a choice between returning to the Shire to prevent its destruction by technology or to continue on the quest with his master to prevent Sauron from destroying all of Middle-earth.[1]

Inspiration

This recalls the ancient practice of water scrying or hydromancy: gazing into a shallow pool or bowl for purposes of divination. The Norns of Norse mythology used the Well of Urd as a scrying bowl.[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Mirror of Galadriel"