Um, Galadriel and Celeborn met in Doriath and bonded over the refusal to leave Middle-earth, I of course say it facetiously.
Table of Contents
- Why did Galadriel and Celeborn stay in Middle-earth?
- Meeting of Celeborn
- Entrance of Middle-earth and Travels
Why did Galadriel and Celeborn stay in Middle-earth?
Galadriel wanted to use her gifts and talents for “being brilliant in mind and swift in action she had early absorbed all of what she was capable of the teaching which the Valar thought fit to the Eldar” (Unfinished Tales, “The History of Celeborn and Galadriel”)
She felt confined in Aman. Manwë knew of this desire of hers. He didn’t forbid her to depart, nor did he give her a formal leave at the time. (Manwë is the King of the Valar.)
Meeting of Celeborn
Galadriel turned to the ships of Teleri and so she went to Alqualonde with her mother’s kindred, where she met Celeborn. They planned to build a ship together and sail when Melkor fled from Valmar. Galadriel and Celeborn were about to seek leave from the Valar and sail in the ship to return to Middle-earth. She was horrified of the cruelty of Fëanor due to his assault of the Noldor.
Entrance of Middle-earth and Travels
Galadriel came under her ban, and initially Valinor was “shut against her return” but reached Middle-earth eventually with Celeborn, sooner than Fëanor.
While Galadriel and Celeborn didn’t join in the war against Angband, deeming it hopeless without their aid, they opted to befriend and teach the Dark Elves and Men of Beleriand and eastward.
However, she didn’t go west at the downfall of Melkor, instead Galadriel and Celeborn crossed Ered Lindon to go to Eriador. There were many Noldor following them including the Grey-elves and Green-elves, and they all dwelt in Evendim, the country about Lake Nenuial – north of the Shire.
Thus, Celeborn and Galadriel became regarded as the Lord and Lady of the Eldar.
[…] finally…I thought Galadriel refused to leave Middle-earth the entire time even in the show so the trip to Valinor doesn’t really make sense? It seems right […]