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8 Lesser Known Facts About Galadriel From Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power

By Rishabh Shandilya
August 24,2022

Lord of the rings: Rings of power is just around the corner and will explore the events of the Second Age of the middle Earth with The High-Elf Galadriel being the titular character. Though she didn’t enjoy much screen time in any of Jackson’s movie adaptations, she is sure to get the fame and notoriety she deserves with Amazon’s Prime Rings of Power.

So, with that out there, here are a few lesser-known facts about Galadriel, that you should know before watching Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.

1. She Wasn’t a Part of Tolkein’s Trilogy

It is common knowledge that in order to make his cinematic version of The Hobbit more financially viable, Peter Jackson lengthened the novel. To make an incredible storyline on par with his earlier installment based on a novel that is quite thin, he included new plot components that weren’t there before. Galadriel is among the new characters included in the film adaptation of the story, and she helps in the mission to expel the necromancer out of Dol Goldur.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

To be fair, Jackson gained notoriety for bloating the female characters in Tolkien’s writings. The original trilogy gave Arwen a far larger presence, and The Hobbit was much worse compared to other installments in terms of the portrayal of women. Blanchett’s inclusion in the second trilogy was a logical choice, even if it did result in the films being stretched out in ways that some viewers could find unpleasant.

2. No Undying Land for Her

Even though Galadriel acted in self-defense, she was nonetheless exiled from the Undying Lands for many years. Despite this, she disobeyed the Doomsayer of Valar and was thus expelled again from Undying Lands. For whatever faults she may have done in her past lives, she remains in Middle Earth as a sort of retribution.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

She was permitted to depart to the Undying Lands in the first movie following her confrontation with Frodo and was offered the One Ring. This is how she shows Frodo what might have occurred had she taken the ring; she transforms and begins a lengthy speech on the horror she would bring to the world as ruler. She earns her right to travel to the Undying Lands because she refuses to take the ring.

3. She Received Her Ring From Calebrimbor

The upcoming television series will likely focus on the crafting of the Rings of Power, a pivotal event in the lore. The ring maker, an elf called Celebrimbor, was saddened when he discovered that the dark lord had forged one ring to govern all the others whilst he was hiding his identity and playing a dangerous game with the creation of the Rings.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

Galadriel then gave Celebrimbor advice on how to protect the elven rings and keep them out of the hands of evil. As a result, Celebrimbor presented her with the Nenya ring, that she wielded to protect and charm the land of Lothlorien.

4. She’s a Mind Reader

Galadriel doesn’t always make lip movements when she speaks, which is something you may have picked up on if you’ve watched the previous LOTR films. This is due to the fact that she may have in-depth mental conversations with other personalities and have a greater appreciation for their motivations and characteristics. The dialogue she had with Frodo hints at her capacity to read minds and, more importantly, at her talent to show Frodo a probable tomorrow.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

Even though the reality was very bleak, it is one of the rare times we get to watch Galadriel in action. She is prepared to lend a hand since she recognizes the difficulty of the journey that lies in waiting for the group.

5. The Dark Lord Feared Her Might

The dynamic involving the Dark Lord and Galadriel is sure to be one of the miniseries’ most intriguing aspects. Since both were heavily involved with Celebrimbor throughout the crafting of the Rings, Tolkien’s records suggest they undoubtedly crossed paths.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

Tolkien’s comments and remarks, meanwhile, suggest that Sauron recognized Galadriel as a rival and feared her might, and intentions. According to the writer, she was the last of the Third Age’s Great High Elf leaders, making her a perfect candidate that the Dark Lord must have dreaded more than any of his other foes during

6. Wasn’t the First Choice 

Cate Blanchett was cast as Galadriel, and although she couldn’t have been a worse fit for the role, she was not at all Peter’s first pick. Rather, he had his sights set on Lucy Lawless, who had played the title role in Xena: Warrior Princess. At the time the part was offered to Lawless, she declined since she didn’t think she was up to the challenge.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

Lawless first underestimated the timeframe of shooting but afterward recognized that she could have made time for it. Lawless’s frightening acting ability alone would have made him a good choice for the part. It’s impossible to disagree with Blanchett’s performance, which lends Galadriel a layer of complexity and latent strength that stays with the audience even when she’s gone.

7. She’s Old

It’s true that Galadriel is among Middle earth’s oldest inhabitants. She predates the events in Tolkien’s early works, which take place in the First Age. Since Galadriel’s birth predates even these legends, she must have lived for a very long time and witnessed the growth and decline of several of the world’s strongest empires.

Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

The conflict with Morgoth, an evil force much more powerful than the Dark Lord, was one such instance.

8. She Brought the Fortress of Dol Goldur To Its Knees

Even though the Battle of the Ring was technically over once Frodo threw the one ring into the fiery pits of Mount Doom, there was nonetheless a lot of cleaning up to be done. 
The great castle of Dol Goldur, which doesn’t receive much attention in The Lord of the Rings, fell in the nights after Sauron’s defeat, thanks in large part to the efforts of Galadriel as well as the elves of Lothlórien.
Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Facts about Galadriel

It is unfortunate that Jackson did not include this sequence in his movie version, since it would have shown the enormous strength Galadriel possessed. But in the realm of movies, she continues to be shrouded in secrecy.