Friday, August 2, 2013

Legolas Greenleaf Thrandulion: Prince of Mirkwood

Legolas Greenleaf Thrandulion was origanaly named Galdor of Mirkwood, if your wanting to know,(the Treason of Isengard, by Christopher Tolkien.)

Normally you would read about silly little Elves who like to play tricks on humans, such as the Leprechauns in Irish Folk Tales, or the Elves that work in Santa's toy factory.
The Elves in Tolkien's wonderful story, the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and so many more, are unlike the Elves that we make up in stories, just to be funny.
Tolkien's Elves are different then the Elves of other tales.
They have a better understanding in life then the little people, as we call them.
Also, they normally don't put magic spells on humans, but sometimes they do, just to keep themselves safe, or secrets unknown.
The Elves also look different then shoe maker Elves.
The shoe maker Elves have big pointed ears, beards, chubby little legs, long noses and smiling red mouths, though mischief in their eyes.

The Elves in Tolkien's story are different.
Tall, long haired (mostly blond or brown, but some, such as Celeborn of Lothlorien, have pure white hair) and are mostly warriors.
Their eyes are bright and keen, and can shoot birds eyes in the middle of the night.
They also sing, as pretty much any folk-tale Elf would do, though these Elves sing in their own language.
They also love nature, and live right with it, but they love the stars the most out of all.
Legolas, on the other hand, is not as quiet and peaceful as some are, (in most cases, he's not).
Legolas acts somewhat like a boy, laughing, smiling, and curious in many ways, (though I would have to warn you that in the LORD OF THE RINGS movies, he's quiet and peaceful and very stern.)
Legolas has a tend to see things clearly and farther away, and has a gift of excellent fighting skills with his bow and long knives. 
Legolas ( His name meaning 'leaf' which tells that he belongs in the kingdom, Mirkwood, or Greenwood the Great) is also the crown prince of Mirkwood, and son of Thranduil, the king of Mirkwood.

Wise and lover of sapphires and white gems, Thranduil cares for his heir to the throne.
He watches the future king of his loving kingdom, but he seldom ever cares for others, mostly locked up in his own mind, and normally loses his temper with others. A brave warrior, Thranduil fought along side with his father, Orophin, in the battle of the Second Age, when Legolas was only a young Elven boy. As the tale goes in the latest movie, (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) Thranduil is a cold-hearted elf in the movie. (not compared to him in the book.) The reason for such a cold heart is, as the story says, Thranduil created a beautiful necklace, of his own design, and begged Thror to build it. It was made of the clearest gems, the White Gems of Lasgalan, a gem commonly loved by Elves. Such a gift was for his wife, as a loving kindness. But alas, Thror became greedy, (as usual) and kept the necklace for his own. Thranduil was furious of such a thing, and before he could retrieve the gift, his wife died.(unknowingly, because Tolkien never really mention Legolas' mother.) 
Legolas looks up to his father, even with the hatred and selfishness his father owns. 

Elves also become quite close to humans as friends the most, such as Aragorn, the king of Gondor.
He and Legolas share a friendship between each other that is very old, 

though he has a hard time with the other human, Boromir, the future steward of Gondor.
(Here in the picture from left to right is, Aragorn, Gimli, Boromir, Legolas and Haldir)

Legolas also becomes friends with a bitter enemy, a Dwarf named Gimli, the son of Gloin of Moria.
Normally, Elves and Dwarves hate each other, and would do no such thing with each other, but the bondage between Legolas and Gimli grew stronger with every step that they took together.

Between Dwarf and Elf, Legolas and Gimli soon to care for each other as if they were brothers, and soon sail away when the War of the Ring ended in the Return of the King.
(For those who cannot read this clearly, it says:
Gimli: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf.

Legolas: What about side by side with a friend?)

Tolkien's loving character, Legolas Greenleaf Thandulion became legend in history of Middle-earth.

If you guys enjoyed this post, hop over to my post about Thranduil!

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