This is probably an easy one for most. No fair looking it up
As far as Galadriel, there is an essay in Unfinished Tales that states she was born in Valinor.Originally posted by Eonwe
is it clear when each were born?
Like Cirdan, I don't remember a quote saying he awoke at Cuv. but I wouldn't doubt it. And Legolas, I don't remember a quote there either, he could have been born in the 1st age or earlier? And I don't remember a quote concerning Galadriel, but seeing as Finwe married a Vanyar which led to Fingolfin and Finarfin, I suppose that she was born in Valinor. Does it say that Glorfindel was born in Valinor?
Originally posted by Tony
As far as Galadriel, there is an essay in Unfinished Tales that states she was born in Valinor.
Glorfindel: Gandalf states in "Many Meetings" that Glorfindel had dwelt in the Blessed Realm. I have also seen stated that since Glorfindel was golden haired, he was from the House of Finarfin (descended from). Given Finarfin's parentage, I think it follows Glorfindel was born in the Blessed Realm. Although, seems as I recall some discussion about the two Glorfindels and how he was returned after his death. In which case he could have been born in Beleriand after the Flight of the Noldor and his time spent in the Blessed Realm was after his death by Balrog.
Cirdan: I always assumed Cirdan was a peer (chronology wise) of Elwe, Ingwe, and Finwe, but I could not find him any earlier than when Ulmo returned with the Island ferry to get the Telri. Perhaps someone else can help here.
Legolas: I think all we know is his father is the Elf King from the Hobbit, Thranduil, who prior to Greenwood, dwelt in Lindon. Anyone have any more info on Legolas?
Originally posted by Harad
I think that's right. I dont know what came over me when I typed that.
Now..Who was older? Or is this "Who do we imagine was older?" given absolutely no evidence?
Cirdan was definitely older then Galadriel.. Morgoth's Ring has Cirdan frolicking around the shores of Beleriand as the lord of the Teleri there almost 1500+ years before the mention of Galadriel being born.Originally posted by Harad
Cirdan was a Telerin Elf that never went to Valinor. So we know that he was older than any Elf born in Valinor. However I can not find any evidence that Glorfindel or Galadriel, both Noldur, were not also alive at the time of Cirdan, sailed to Valinor, then returned. In the absence of evidence that Galadriel or Glorfindel were born in Valinor, how can one conclude that Cirdan is older?