In The Lord of the Rings, the dwarves are a noble race, although they are also stubborn and with incredible fury, but there is also incredible greatness in them.
In The Lord of the rings there are 4 intelligent races, elves, dwarves, humans and hobbits, each one has its particularities, but without a doubt, if one should be highlighted above the others, it would be the elven race. They were not only the first children of Are the Ilúvatars to be born, but they are possibly the race that is most common with the Valarthe spiritual beings who created Arda, the world of Middle Earth. Elves are immortal beings and, of all the races, they are considered the most beautiful, the bravest, wisest and most powerful.
One of the races that most contrasts with the greatness of the elves could be that of the dwarves. the race of Durin was not the direct creation of Eru Iluvatar, were originated by the Valar Aule, the great blacksmith of the Valar and the third in scale of power. Wishing to imitate his father, he created the race of dwarves in the mountains in complete secrecy, furthermore, he gave them incredible strength and resistance to resist the tortures of Morgoth. al final, Eru Iluvatar he adopted them as his children. They are considered as the Third Children o Adopted childrenalthough these were the second race to be awakened, after the elves began their Great March.
In The Lord of the rings, Dwarves are a noble race, but to most people they are stubborn, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, and with a good memory for the insults done to them. All this, which may be true in part, is also due to the clashes that this race has had with the elves, and the dwarves accuse the first born of always looking down on them, and the elves considered them somewhat savage. Relations between dwarves and elves, although they went through good times, were generally full of conflicts. Of course, there are big exceptions, such as the relationship between Legolas y Gimli, they became very good friends.
But although in most of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien the elves were the protagonists of the great events that occurred in Middle-earth, the dwarves also had their moments. There is even a story where the greatness of a dwarf was demonstrated above one of the most powerful elves in history. In this anecdote two of the most famous characters of Lord of the Rings, Gimli and Galadriel, and one of the most powerful characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Who is Feanor?
It is possible that about the dwarf of the fellowship of the ring the about Galadriel not much explaining is required, since anyone who has read the trilogy of The Lord of the rings, or seen the film trilogy of Peter Jackson knows who they are.
Fëanor was the eldest of fine, one of the three representatives of the elves on their great journey to Valinor, moreover, he was the first High King of the Noldor, which made their children part of royalty. This was considered the most powerful of the sons of Iluvataralthough it would be necessary to include his half brother, Fingolfinin that category, because in combat he had no rival.
The elf is the greatest craftsman and goldsmith in history, no one in history has reached his level. He is the creator of Palantiri and the Tengwarbut without a doubt his greatest achievement was the creation of the Silmarilsthree jewels that contained in their interior the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. These gems, their creation, theft and search are of paramount importance in the history of the Middle Earth and it is counted in the book of The Silmarillion. This master goldsmith died in the Tree Ageso he died long before the events narrated in The Lord of the rings.
Galadriel is related to him, since the stepbrother of Fëanor it’s his father. With all this information you may be wondering what the dwarf has to do with it. GimliNow we will explain it to you.
Galadriel was one of the most important elves in the entire universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. She is described as a strong and very beautiful woman, but it was said that what was really beautiful in her was her hair, since it was said that the light of the Trees of Valinor It was reflected in her hair. According to the stories, Fëanor he was inspired by the hair of his beautiful relative to create the Silmarils, but before this he came to ask her up to 3 times for a lock of her hair and, in all three cases, the elf rejected him.
It is not known the reason that the lady of Lórien he did not want to give him one of his hair, but it may be due to the arrogance he displayed Fëanor or that she did not fully trust him, since the Harassment Blanca He had the ability to read the minds of others. All this happened before the elves Noldor of Valinor come back to the Middle Earth and start their war against Morgoth. Thousands of years later we would witness a similar situation again, at the time when The Lord of the rings.
When the fellowship of the ring came to Lothlórien after crossing the Mines of Moria, where they lost Gandalf in his confrontation with Balrog. In the presence of the White lady, the dwarf was spellbound by her beauty, though he distrusted her for all the history of their two races. When the Community He was going to continue on his odyssey and Galadriel He was giving gifts to each member, LothlórienTo the astonishment of the elves, he asked for one of her hairs to treasure, for to him it was more beautiful than the gold and gems that are on earth. The leader of the elves Lothlórien without hesitation, he cut off three hairs to give to the dwarf.
Gimlialthough he is a descendant of Durin I the Immortal, the first dwarf created, he is still a simple mountain dwarf, but even so Galadriel (one of the noblest and most important characters of the Middle Earth) gave him three of his hairs. Let’s remember that Feanor, the greatest elves of all, made the same request and she rejected him. It is not known if it was because the dwarf asked him with all the humility in the world, or because the Lady of Lórien saw the good heart of the dwarf, but it was shown that for Galadriela mere dwarf was far worthier than his powerful kinsman Feanor.
This simple act of generosity completely changed Gimlisince, from that moment on, he had a much more affectionate relationship with Galadriel and she would defend her honor if anyone dared to insult her. The mutual appreciation and respect was equal both ways.
Galadriel’s last gift
The history of the Lady of Lórien y Gimli does not end here, because when Aragorn died in the fourth age, this and Legolas they embarked in a boat bound for Valinor, a land where only the immortal elves were allowed to dwell. But it is said that the dwarf had special permission from the very Galadriel, being the dwarf the only one of his kind to have such an incredible privilege. proving once that Gimlithe dwarf from The Fellowship of the Ring, was not a descendant of Durin I normal and ordinary, and that in the race of the dwarves there could be much more nobility than in certain elves.
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