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Old 07-29-2002, 04:22 AM   #1
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Sting Amroth

I'm very confused. I'm reading Unfinished Tales and I'm confused about exactly who Amroth's parents are.

Amroth was King of Lorien, after his father Amdir was slain in the Battle of Dagorlad
Celeborn and Galadriel came to be regarded as Lord and Lady of the Eldar in Eriador.......During their sojourn near Nenuial was born, at some time between the years 350 and 400, their son Amroth.
So who were Amroth's real parents? And why did Tolkien consider making Galadriel and Celeborn his parents and then seemingly disregarding this?
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Old 07-29-2002, 05:36 AM   #2
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I think JRRT considered Amroth to be the child of Galadriel and Celeborn after he had written LotR. He then thought about it and decided that it didn't fit in with what he had written in LotR. (This being after he had written that bit in The History of Galadriel and Celeborn)

So he thought up some other history for the guy.
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Old 07-29-2002, 10:15 AM   #3
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Indeed, the first quote is considered correct. Amroth wed Nimrodel, and when she was lost, he went searching and became lost in the ocean. After his loss, Celeborn and Galadriel ruled Lorien.
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