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 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).

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. When he accidentally causes his horse to gallop forwards, throwing him off its back, Éowyn laughs aloud and Théoden - observing the scene - comments to Aragorn that it's been a long time since he's seen his niece smile. He tells Aragorn that Éowyn was only a girl when her father was killed 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.