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== Twins in Middle-earth ==
 
== Twins in Middle-earth ==
'''Twins in Middle-earth''' seem to be a common occurance.  It is mainly noticed among [[Elves]] and [[Half-elves]], but some have been recorded among [[Men]] and [[Dwarves]].  It is interesting to note that many of these twins are ancestors, or siblings are ancestors, of [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]], who were themselves twins.
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'''Twins in Middle-earth''' seem to be a common occurance.  It is mainly noticed among [[Elves]] and [[Half-elves]], but some have been recorded among [[Men]] and [[Dwarves]].  It is interesting to note that many of these twins are ancestors of, or siblings are ancestors of, [[Elladan]] and [[Elrohir]], who were themselves twins.
  
  

Revision as of 21:10, 10 November 2006

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Twins in Middle-earth

Twins in Middle-earth seem to be a common occurance. It is mainly noticed among Elves and Half-elves, but some have been recorded among Men and Dwarves. It is interesting to note that many of these twins are ancestors of, or siblings are ancestors of, Elladan and Elrohir, who were themselves twins.


Elven and Half-elven Twins

As has been said before, twins seem to be common among Elves unlike the human standard of one in sixty. Elven twins:


Mannish Twins

Dwarvish Twins

Genetics

Twins run through the female's genes. That means if the father had ancestors that were twins, but the female doesn't, the chances of having twins is very slim. However, if their daughter has children her father's genes affect her chance of having twins.

This means that Amras and Amrod's twin genes came from their mother, not Feanor.


--The Lord Rhys 16:08, 10 November 2006 (EST)