Bloodlines and Lifestyles: 5. Conclusion

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5. Conclusion

Like most Elves, Legolas Greenleaf's bloodlines are tied up tightly in the cocoon of Elvish history. He is descended from the Teleri, which were the largest group of the Eldarin Elves; his father and grandfather are both from the Sindarin part of the Telerin Elves. Nothing is known of his mother or grandmother, though, who may very well be from the Silvan part of the Telerin Elves. He lives as a Silvan Elf due to his granfather's choices and experiences, and his father's as well; he is even named in the Silvan language. Therefore, Legolas is brought up to consider himself not Sindarin as his paternal origins dictate, but rather Silvan, as the lifestyle he adopted dictates.

Never given the need to unravel Legolas' origins, the master creator of Middle-Earth failed to do so, and now much of the Elf's past is shrouded in mystery, the knowledge lost upon the esteemed Tolkien's death. Tolkien left not a key, but lock picks, small bits and pieces of knowledge from which some small part can be gleaned. Using these lock picks, a glimpse at the bloodlines of Legolas Greenleaf can be obtained - and it can be demonstrated that, as is often the case, bloodlines do not matter quite as much as it might seem.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Victoria

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Critical Essay

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/14/03

Original Post: 01/13/03

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