What does the sunshine of the Valar must do with mithril, although? That is the place The Rings of Energy performs it a bit quick and free with Tolkien’s legendarium. Gil-galad tells Elrond a narrative about an Elven hero of previous who fought one in all Morgoth’s Balrogs to the demise to guard a sacred tree stated to carry the final of the Silmarils, jewels that contained the essence of the Two Bushes of Valinor, that are what initially held the sunshine of the Valar. (That is why Tolkien’s Elves are so into bushes.) Throughout this epic battle within the First Age, the tree was struck down by lightning, and the tree’s mild was misplaced deep within the earth till Durin and the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm found mithril.
Once more, these things doesn’t actually line up with the histories of Center-earth and Valinor that Tolkien himself outlined within the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings and in The Silmarillion, but it surely has sparked a brand new fan concept that the present may need simply foreshadowed the arrival of a basic character who was minimize from Jackson’s movies.
In his fictional historical past accounts that make up his posthumous books The Silmarillion and The Guide of Misplaced Tales, Tolkien writes of a mighty Elf warrior who bravely sacrificed himself to slay a Balrog throughout an occasion referred to as the Fall of Gondolin, the destruction of a secret Elven metropolis by Morgoth and his military. For his valor, this Elf was introduced again to life by the god-like Valar and allowed to reside in peace within the Timeless Lands of Valinor. However in keeping with Tolkien, this Elf was later despatched again to Center-earth by the Valar with the powers equal to these of the Wizards.
His title was, in fact, Glorfindel.
In the event you’re an enormous fan of The Lord of the Rings motion pictures, you might have most likely heard the title earlier than — however not as a result of he performs a pivotal function in Jackson’s adaptation. Moderately, it’s as a result of the director famously minimize the character nearly utterly from the trilogy regardless of Glorfindel taking part in a small however essential half in Frodo’s journey to Rivendell in The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s remained a controversial omission amongst followers of the books ever since.
Within the unique guide, Glorfindel is the Elf who Elrond sends to fulfill Frodo and his companions, and he’s additionally the the one who helps a wounded Frodo cross the Ford of Bruinen to security whereas the Nazgul give chase. However within the movie, it’s Liv Tyler’s Arwen who helps Frodo escape the Ringwraiths, and it’s simply among the best scenes in The Fellowship of the Ring. Some followers keep that Jackson did Tolkien’s unique work a disservice by reducing Glorfindel’s huge scene from the trilogy, relegating him to temporary cameos within the first and third motion pictures, showing most prominently throughout Aragon’s crowning on the finish of Return of the King. He’s the blonde dude standing subsequent to Elrond within the pic beneath: