Dwarf Women

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This article is about the scene in The Lord of the Rings (film series). For the concept of the legendarium, see Dwarf-women.
Dwarf Women
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Scene number23 (theatrical)
31 (extended)
Duration 00:56 (theatrical)
00:42 (extended)
Event Gimli and Éowyn speak of Dwarf-women on the journey to Helm's Deep
Characters Éowyn, Gimli, Aragorn, Théoden
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Dwarf Women is the twenty-third scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the thirty-first scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition).

Synopsis

As the people of Edoras journey towards Helm's Deep, Gimli talks to Éowyn about Dwarf-women, and how they are often mistaken for male dwarves due to their similar appearances. Apparently this has propagated the belief that dwarves are exclusively male and spontaneously pop out of the earth, which makes Éowyn laugh and which Gimli dismisses as nonsense. When he accidentally causes his horse to gallop forwards, throwing him off the animal's back, Éowyn rushes to his aid with a smile on her face. Observing the scene, Théoden comments to Aragorn that it's been a long time since he has seen his niece smile. He tells Aragorn that Éowyn was only a girl when her father was killed by Orcs and she was handed over to Théoden's keeping. He also laments that he wasn't the most affectionate guardian to her at the time and regrets not showing her more love.