Celebrían

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Celebrían is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. She is an Elven noblewoman, the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, wife of Elrond, and mother of Elrohir, Elladan and Arwen. She was referred to as Lady of Rivendell. Her name means "silver queen" in Sindarin, and she likely resembled her grandmother Eärwen.

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Celebrían's birth date is unspecified, and she first appears (in the Unfinished Tales) as having gone with her mother from Eregion to Lórinand around S.A. 1350. She was born in Ost-in-Edhil sometime before 1091 Second Age.[1] However, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn[2] mentions her as early as 1350 S.A., but Tolkien amended this manuscript considerably, so this date may have been subject to change as Tolkien's mythos evolved. She married Elrond in T.A. 109.

After Sauron's invasion of Eregion in 1697 S.A., Galadriel, Celebrían and their kin, fled from Ost-in-Edhil through the mines of Moria, and they eventually reached Lothlórien (then called Q. Laurelindórenan). It is uncertain as to whether or not Celebrían was present at the Founding of Rivendell, about 1700 S.A., but as her parents were, it can be surmised that she was.

Sojourning with the Silvan Elves in Lórien for many a year, Celebrían and her parents eventually travelled to Rivendell (Imladris). Half-Noldor, half-Sindar, it was in Rivendell that she wed Elrond, himself half-Elven (peredhel), in 109 Third Age. Together they had three children; the twins Elladan and Elrohir in 130 T.A., and Arwen Undómiel (Evenstar) in 241 T.A.

Meanwhile, though this spans 2,000 years, Galadriel and Celeborn had returned to Lórien and set about rejuvenating the Wood Realm after the death of their king Amroth, and ruled the silvan Nandor-folk there.

In T.A. 2509, on a trip from Rivendell to Lórien, Celebrían was waylaid by Orcs in the Redhorn Pass of the Misty Mountains (Caradhras), captured and tormented, and she received a poisoned wound. Her sons rescued her and she was healed by Elrond, but "after fear and torment"[3] she could no longer find joy in Middle-earth, so she passed to the Grey Havens and over the Sea in the following year.

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