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Old 08-16-2019, 11:00 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Ivriniel View Post
Is that Mithrellas with a union of elf and man an indication that somehow he was exceptional? Or does the converse apply? I've often wondered about what was at work when it was a union of the two races, and why it was always, in the first generation of them, that always a female of Elven race was with a male of the Second Born.……
Perhaps because Elves were nobler in origin and powers than Men, so that such marriages “enhanced” the non-Elvish spouse ?

The female spouse in a trans-Racial union seems to help that union produce exceptional offspring:

Maia + Elf = Luthien
Elf + Man in Gondolin = Earendil
Elf + Man of Numenorean descent in Gondor = ? Likewise, presumably.
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