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Unions of Elves and Men

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:[1]

According to a local legend, Imrazôr tried to marry the Elven maiden Mithrellas, but when she had borne him two children, she slipped away.[2]

References

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