What happened to Legolas

Discussion in 'Guild of Eruhíni' started by ms Greenleaf, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. ms Greenleaf

    ms Greenleaf Fairstar Calaquendi

    Before you read this thread please keep in mind that i want NO LEGOLAS LOVER SPAM if i see any I will ask you to delete it. thank-you.

    With that out of the way I would like to ask what happened to Legolas after the Lord of the Rings. Where did he go and what did he do. Later once I find out what happened to him;) we may look at its importance )if any(
     
  2. Anamatar IV

    Anamatar IV Anabadger

    From Appendix A Return of the King.
     
  3. ms Greenleaf

    ms Greenleaf Fairstar Calaquendi

    Well that was fast... I will have to re-read that...I knew that he eventually went to the sea but I do not know the inbetween parts...if there are any important parts...you ccan just tell me what section it is in.
     
  4. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen Just another Grey Elf

    He took Gimli with him when he sailed.

    -Lasgalen
     
  5. Maeglin

    Maeglin Registered User

    Well as for the importance, the main significance of it was that the prejuidice was broken between elves and dwarves, even in Valinor! And I think Legolas was the first Silvan Elf to go to Valinor, and Gimli was the first Dwarf.
     
  6. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen Just another Grey Elf

    Legolas was Sindarin. Or at least half Sindarin (don't know about his mother). Thranduil, father of Legolas, was a Sindarin Elf.

    -Lasgalen
     
  7. Maeglin

    Maeglin Registered User

    Silvan, Sindarin, they all sound the same. And it would make more sense if he was called Silvan because he lived in the woods and Silvan means woods-like, and in Latin the word Silva actually means woods or forest. But whatever, okay he was Sindarin, got it.;)
     
  8. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen Just another Grey Elf

    Actually, most of the Mirkwood Elves were Silvan.

    -Lasgalen
     
  9. Emowyn

    Emowyn Blessed Dawn of the East

    Legolas WAS a Silvan Elf as her was the son of Thranduil, the King of Mirkwood who was Silvan. The atual quote for what happened to Legolas is thus:

    1541 In this year, on March 1st came at last the pasing of King Elessar. it is said that the beds of Meriadoc and peregrin were set beside the bed of the great king. Then Legolas built a grey ship in Ithilien, and sailed down Anduin and so over the Sea; and with him, it is said, went Gimli the Dwarf. And when that ship passed an end was come in Middle-Earth of the Fellowship of the Ring.

    (I have to say, I atually cried when I read this at the end of the book. Sorry I'm a wimp)
     
  10. Lasgalen

    Lasgalen Just another Grey Elf

    Most of the Mirkwood Elves were Silvan just like most of the Lorien Elves were Silvan. That does not make Galadriel Silvan just because she is their leader (she is Noldo). The same with Thranduil. He leads the Silvan Elves of Mirkwood but is himself Sindarin. Therefore, Legolas is also Sindarin. In Unfinished Tales it tells about Thranduil being Sindarin.

    -Lasgalen
     
  11. Emowyn

    Emowyn Blessed Dawn of the East

    Ah yes, but Legolas refures to him being of Silvan kin. Thranduil was Half Silvan half Sindar (Grey- Elf) Legolas is mostly Silvan although yes he does have some Sindar. ok why am I arguing? lol pretty silly really. I mean does it matter which of the two he really was? cause it's not really part of this thread is it? This was what HAPPENED to him lol, I'm afraid we've spun alittle off course!
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Maeglin

    Maeglin Registered User

    Well to say the final word on that, having a half-sindarin father and a fully silvan mother, he was 1 quarter or 25% silvan.;)
     
  13. Emowyn

    Emowyn Blessed Dawn of the East

    Well that answred that :D
     
  14. Carantalath

    Carantalath Elf Princess

    Between the end of the War of the Ring and the time when Legolas left Middle Earth, he established a realm in Ithilien, where he ruled for a while. (That wasn't mentioned so I thought I would add it).
     
  15. gilgalad

    gilgalad Master of the Universe

    Here's what it says in David Day's Tolkien illustrated encyclopedia:

    "Legolas- Elven price of the Woodland Realm. Legolas (whose name meant "green leaf") was son of Thranduil, the Sindar Elf king of the Woodland Realm of Northern Mirkwood. In 3019 of the 3rd age of the sun, Legolas became a member of The Fellowship of the Ring. His keen elf eyes,his woodland skills and his deadly bow all proved of great value to the fellowship in their many adventures. After the death of Boromir and the breaking of the fellowship, legolas went on with Gimli the dwarf and Aragorn to fight at the battle of Hornburg. The three rode on through the passes of the dead to take the Corsair shipsat Pelargir, then sail on into the battle of Pelennor Fields. In the aftermath of the war, Legolas started a colony of Woodland Elves in Ithilien. After the death of Aragorn in the year 120 of the fourth age, Legolas, along with his friend, Gimli the dwarf, sailed to the Undying Lands."
     
  16. Valawen

    Valawen Registered User

    So Legolas Greenleaf could be translated into "Greenleaf Greenleaf?" :D
     
  17. Scatha

    Scatha The dragon of wrath

    I do believe that the addition 'greenleaf' to Legolas' name, was more intended as a translation, rather then a last name.
     
  18. Ataralas

    Ataralas Registered User

    this is completly off the topic but what's the name of that book and the title(I want to own it now)
     
  19. Valawen

    Valawen Registered User

    Thanks. I thought it rather odd.
     
  20. Scatha

    Scatha The dragon of wrath


    Well, as gilgalad pointed out:
    I hope that suffices?
     

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