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Gorthaur the Cruel 10-01-2015 07:59 PM

Otherworldly light in Lothlorien
 
When the fellowship reached Lothlorien, Frodo felt that strange deep magic about the land, but more importantly the inexplicable (and beautiful) light that held all the small country in sway. Could it be that Galadriel had used the light of the phial in her attempt to recall the beauty of Valinor into her land? Is is this not the same light that made Tol Galen the fairest dwelling east of the Sea because of the Silmaril of Luthien?

Arvegil145 10-02-2015 04:19 AM

I think that Sam described the nature of Lothlorien better than anyone could ever do - it is simply girted and filled altogether with Elven enchantment. Something like Rivendell, but more potent. It is, in my opinion, a living memory of the Uttermost West - the blessed, peaceful, holy land that is now forgotten and removed from the world for ever.

Gorthaur the Cruel 10-17-2015 04:32 PM

But this mysterious, beautiful Light that gilds the land of Lorien... it is one of the defining features that distinguishes it from Rivendell. Now did this Light come from the Lady's star-glass itself, or did it issue forth from Nenya, her elven-ring?

Ivriniel 11-07-2015 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Gorthaur the Cruel (Post 702401)
When the fellowship reached Lothlorien, Frodo felt that strange deep magic about the land, but more importantly the inexplicable (and beautiful) light that held all the small country in sway. Could it be that Galadriel had used the light of the phial in her attempt to recall the beauty of Valinor into her land? Is is this not the same light that made Tol Galen the fairest dwelling east of the Sea because of the Silmaril of Luthien?

Nice post, for the imagery and love of Elvendom.

Galadriel also had the Elessar, as well as the Phial, both of which draw lines of effect to The Two Trees, in one way or another (former, sky borne Silmaril, latter, 'of the Sun', in one theory).

I'm not at all sure what she used the Phial for, or when it was crafted. I'm sure another poster can elucidate.


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