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Unions of Elves and Men

"Tuor and Idril in Gondolin" by Jenny Dolfen
"Nai elen atta siluvat aurenna veryanwesto."
Quenya wedding wish by Tolkien[1]

Only a few times in the history of Arda have there been unions of Elves and Men. The offspring of such marriages were known as Half-elven. The were only three unions of the Eldar and the Edain:[2]

[edit] Similar cases

It is known the love between Aegnor and Andreth, but that couldn't be fulfilled due to war.

According to a local legend, Imrazôr, the Prince of Belfalas, married the Elven maiden Mithrellas, but when she had borne him two children, she slipped away.[3]

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel", p. 248