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Platforms built by the [[Elves]] of [[Lórien]] in the trees of that land, used mainly as guard-posts or for ceremonial purposes, but common in the city of [[Caras Galadhon]]. In [[Westron]] they are known as '''flets'''.
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[[File:Soni Alcorn-Hender - Lórien Flets.jpg|thumb|''Lórien Flets'' by [[Soni Alcorn-Hender]]]]'''Telain''' ([[Sindarin]], plural of ''Talan''<ref name="UT">{{UT|Galadriel}}</ref>), known in [[Westron]] as '''flets''', were platforms built in the trees by the [[Galadhrim]] [[Elves]] of [[Lothlórien]].
  
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==History==
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''Telain'' were built high up [[Mallorn]] trees, created in the space where the trunk of the tree divided into many branches; they lacked walls, or even rails, and were only accessible via a lowered ''[[hithlain]]'' rope-ladder. They were mainly used as guard-posts and watch-towers around the edges of [[Lothlórien]].<ref name="Loth">{{FR|Lorien}}</ref>
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In [[Caras Galadhon]], however, ''telain'' were more common and served more of a ceremonial function: it was on a house built on a ''talan'' that the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] met with [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]].<ref name="Mirror">{{FR|Mirror}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:''Telain'' were retained in the film, although there were no moveable plaited screens or rope-ladders visible. In ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' the meeting with [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]] took place inside a large hall built on a ''talan'',<ref name="Mirror">{{FR|Mirror}}</ref> whereas in the film it took place on an open ''talan''.
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==Etymology==
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The [[Sindarin]] word ''talan'' ("flat space, platform"; pl. ''telain'') is a descendant form of [[Common Eldarin]] ''talam-''.<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 52</ref>
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Revision as of 22:42, 3 July 2012

Lórien Flets by Soni Alcorn-Hender
Telain (Sindarin, plural of Talan[1]), known in Westron as flets, were platforms built in the trees by the Galadhrim Elves of Lothlórien.

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History

Telain were built high up Mallorn trees, created in the space where the trunk of the tree divided into many branches; they lacked walls, or even rails, and were only accessible via a lowered hithlain rope-ladder. They were mainly used as guard-posts and watch-towers around the edges of Lothlórien.[2]

In Caras Galadhon, however, telain were more common and served more of a ceremonial function: it was on a house built on a talan that the Fellowship met with Galadriel and Celeborn.[3]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Telain were retained in the film, although there were no moveable plaited screens or rope-ladders visible. In The Lord of the Rings the meeting with Galadriel and Celeborn took place inside a large hall built on a talan,[3] whereas in the film it took place on an open talan.

Etymology

The Sindarin word talan ("flat space, platform"; pl. telain) is a descendant form of Common Eldarin talam-.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Mirror of Galadriel"
  4. 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. 52