Silmarillion Character Profile: Galadriel

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles.

  • Name: Galadriel
  • Immediate Family:
    • Father & Mother: Finarfin and Eärwen
    • Siblings: Finrod, Orodreth, Angrod, and Aegnor.
    • Husband: Celeborn
    • Daughter: Celebrían
  • Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
  • Claim to fame: She was the only woman to participate in the debate of the Noldorin princes regarding their flight from Valinor.
  • Why I think she’s interesting: Galadriel was ambitious, but she was also patient. She spent a lot of time with Melian and certainly learned a lot from her–knowledge that must have aided her millennia later when she ruled Lothlórien.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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