Gwaihir bears Gandalf to Lórien
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: February 17, 3019
The final event in the aftermath of the Battles of the Fellowship at Moria; see that entry for an overview:
'Naked I was sent back.... And naked I lay upon the mountain-top.... And so at the last Gwaihir the Windlord found me again, and he took me up and bore me away.
'"Ever am I fated to be your burden, friend at need," I said.
'"A burden you have been," he answered, "but not so now. Light as a swan's feather in my claw you are. The Sun shines through you. Indeed I do not think you need me any more: were I to let you fall you would float upon the wind."
'"Do not let me fall!" I gasped, for I felt life in me again. "Bear me to Lothlórien!"
'"That indeed is the command of the Lady Galadriel who sent me to look for you," he answered.
'Thus it was that I came to Caras Galadhon and found you but lately gone. I tarried there in the ageless time of that land where days bring healing not decay. Healing I found, and I was clothed in white. Counsel I gave and counsel took.'
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 5, The White Rider
Elena Tiriel 24Jul04, 31Jul06