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Nimrodel

Location(s): Lothlorien, Falls of Nimrodel, Ered Nimrais

Race/Species: Elf

Type/Kind: Nandor/Silvan

Title(s): Lady of the White Grotto

Description:
Elf of Lorien who dwelt beside the falls of Nimrodel in Lorien until she went south and was lost in Ered Nimrais. She was loved by Amroth and many legends were told about them.


"An Elven-maid there was of old,
A shining star by day:
Her mantle white was hemmed with gold,
Her shoes of silver-grey.

A star was bound upon her brows,
A loght was on her hair
As sun upon the golden boughs
In Lórien the fair.

Her hair was long, her limbs were white,
And fair she was and free;
And in the wind she went as light
As leaf of linden-tree.

Beside the falls of Nimrodel,
By water clear and cool,
Her voice as falling silver fell
Into the shining pool."

The Fellowship of the Ring , LotR Book 2, Ch 6, Lothlorien

"For long years he (Amroth) had loved her, and taken no wife, since she would not wed with him. She loved him indeed, for he was beautiful even for one of the Eldar, and valiant and wise; but she was of the Silvan elves, and regretted the incoming of the Elves from the West, who (as she said) brought wars and destroyed the peace of old. She would speak only the Silvan tongue, even after it had fallen into disuse among the folk of Lorien; and she dwelt alone beside the falls of the river Nimrodel to which she gave her name."

Unfinished Tales Part Two, Ch 4, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn and of Amroth King of Lorien

Contributors:
Moriel 6.30.05

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