Is Galadriel Arwen's mother


"She was young, and yet again not. The braids of her dark hair had not yet been touched by a hoop, her white arms and clear face were flawless and smooth, and the light of stars was in her shining eyes, which were gray as a cloudless night; but she looked regal, and there was wisdom in her thoughtful gaze like someone who knows many things that will bring the years. Over her forehead, her head was covered with a cap made of silver tip, set with small, white, glittering gemstones. But her pale gray robe had no jewelry except a belt made of silver-chased leaves. "
—Frodos sees Arwen for the first time[src]



Queen of the reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor


Eldarion and several daughters, names unknown
Arwen (Sindarin: Noble maiden) was the daughter of Elrond and Celebrían.


She was thus the granddaughter of the rulers of Lothlórien, Celeborn and Galadriel, the parents of Celebrían. Because of her striking beauty, Arwen became too Undómiel (Evening star) called. Tolkien writes that Arwen and Lúthien are very similar in appearance, character and fate. [1] The LotR says: "Arwen, Elrond's daughter, with whom, it was said, Lúthien's image had come back to earth; and she was called Undómiel, for she was the evening star of her people." [2]
Aragorn, Arathorn's son, was Arwen's husband.

Arwen and Aragorn

Arwen lived for a long time in Lothlórien with her mother's clan before she later returned to Rivendell (Imladris). There she met 2951 D.Z. for the first time Aragorn. At that time he was 20 years old and thus, compared to Arwen, "like a little sapling next to a young birch tree from many summers". Aragorn immediately fell in love with the beautiful, but Elrond, who had not escaped Aragorn's love for Arwen, admonished and reminded him of his great fate: because Aragorn was Isildur's heir, but he first had to prove himself worthy of Arwen.

Aragorn then left Rivendell and went out into the world to fight Sauron and grow into a venerable man. 29 years later, Aragorn was tired of fighting and entered the hidden land of Lórien, where Arwen was staying. After the long separation, they saw each other again for the first time. Arwen now faced a far-reaching decision:

Manwë had decreed at the time that half-elves had to decide whether they want to live a life as elves and thus immortal, or as human beings and thus mortal. As the time of the Elves' lingering in Middle-earth was drawing to a close and they would leave Middle-earth on ships, she faced this difficult decision and decided in favor of Aragorn, i.e. a mortal life.

In 2980 D.Z. The two became engaged on the hill Cerin Amroth and Aragorn gave her Barahir's ring, which he had previously received from Elrond.

When Elrond found out about his daughter's decision, he was silent at first and was deeply saddened. Because this separation went "beyond the end of the world". He feared that Arwen's lot (mortality) would become too difficult and that she might later regret her decision. Therefore, none other than the king of Gondor and Arnor should be allowed to marry her. Aragorn, as Isildur's heir, had not yet claimed the throne of Gondor and the shadow of Sauron began to spread.

During the War of the Ring

During the War of the Ring, Arwen stayed in Rivendell and in the hope that Sauron would be defeated and Aragorn return, she made the well-known banner for Aragorn, which Aragorn finally rolled out at the Battle of Pelennor when he was entitled to the royal dignity of the Númenórians and to Elendils Inheritance raised. She was also at times close to death, only the victory of Aragorn and the defeat of Sauron saved her.

After the War of the Ring

After the war she married Aragorn and became queen of Gondor and Arnor. She painfully bid farewell to her beloved father Elrond, who left Middle-earth forever. The two never met again. As Queen of Gondor and Arnor, Arwen reigned happily and wisely by Aragorn's side, who was now called King Elessar. They had a son named Eldarion and several daughters whose names are unknown.

Arwen's death

When Aragorn decided to die in 120 B.C., Arwen was not yet tired of life and the lot of human finitude hit her hard. However, she never regretted her decision.

It is in the narrative of Aragorn and Arwen reports: "But Arwen went out of the house (the house of kings after Aragorn had died) and the splendor of her eyes was extinguished, and it seemed to her people that she had become cold and gray like a winter night that dawns without stars. Then she said goodbye to Eldarion and her daughters and all she had loved; and she left the city of Minas Tirith and went to Lórien and lived there alone under the fading trees until winter came. Galadriel had gone to the west, and also Celeborn had gone and the land was silent.

There at last, when the mallorn leaves were falling, but spring had not yet come, she lay down to rest on Cerin Amroth; and there is her green grave until the world changes and all the days of her life are utterly forgotten by the people who follow, and Elanor and Niphredil no longer bloom east of the sea. Here ends the story of how it came to us from the south; and after the passing of Evenstar (Arwen) nothing more is said in this book about the days of yore. "


In the film trilogy, Arwen Undómiel is played by Liv Tyler.

In contrast to the book, Arwen plays a much more important role in the film adaptation: z. B. becomes Frodo in the film adaptation of The fellows Saved from the Nazgûl by Arwen, not by Glorfindel. In addition, the story of Arwen and Aragorn in the book is only mentioned in Appendix A "Tale of Aragorn and Arwen" (page 1168 ff. Carroux).

Originally, Arwen was also supposed to fight in the Battle of Helm's Deep. Corresponding scenes were shot. Arwen and Liv Tyler's appearances were largely removed or "masked" afterwards.[3]

Individual evidence


The descendants of Olwe and Elwe and the teleric descent from Elrond and Elros:

________________________________ | | Olwe (from Alqualonde) Elwe = Melian (the Maia) | | Finarfin = EarwenLúthien = Beren Erchamion ______________ | ______________ | | | | | | | FinrodOrodrethAngrodAegnorGaladriel = CelebornDior = Nimloth | | (by Doriath) | (by Doriath) Finduilas | | | Earendil = Elwing | _____ | ____ | | | Celebrían = ElrondElros (Tar Minyatur) | : | : (Kings of Númenor |: Princes of Andúnië |: Kings of Arnor |: Heads of the |: Dúnedain, in direct |: Descent during ________ | _______: the Z.Z. and D.Z.) | | | : ElladanElrohirArwen = Aragorn II.


J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Companions (book); Translator: Wolfgang Krege

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (book); Translator: Wolfgang Krege

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (book); Translator: Wolfgang Krege

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: Appendices, Appendix A: Story of Aragorn and Arwen (Carroux)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (film)