Legolas Knives Fighting Blades

Legolas is the son of King Thranduil of the Woodland Realm of Northern Mirkwood, who appears as the Elvenking in The Hobbit; his father rules over the Silvan Elves who dwell there. Although he lived among them, was exposed to their customs, and it is inferred that he considered himself one of them, Legolas was strictly not one of the Silvan Elves, Wood-elves. His father Thranduil had originally come from Doriath; he and his son were actually Sindar, Grey Elves, singular Sinda – Sindarin is their language. A small minority of Sindar ruled the predominantly Silvan Woodland Realm, a minority which Thranduil headed. The Sindarin minority in that realm, who should have been more noble and wise than the Silvan Elves, can be seen as having gone native at the end of the First Age after Melkor was defeated and all of the grand Elf-kingdoms of Beleriand were destroyed, they can be seen as going back to a simpler time in their culture. The realm of Lothlorien is similar to the Woodland Realm in that a community of Silvan Elves is ruled by non-Silvan ones, namely Galadriel and Celeborn.

Showing all 4 results