Word of the Day: Glorfindel (of Gondolin) – one of the exiled Noldor, and rebels against the authority and will of Manwë and his ban. One of the mightiest Elves in Middle Earth, he was Lord of the House of the Golden Flower of Gondolin, and died fighting a Balrog.
Glorfindel’s Return to Middle-earth
He came back to Middle-earth in the Second Age as an emissary of the Valar after his re-embodiment.
Manwë said that they could not return in the Blessed Realm, though this ban from The Silmarillion has never been fully revoked. It was made impossible that any living creature of Middle-earth cross the Great Sea.