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    The Rings Of Power: Who Is Galadriel And Why Is She Called ‘The White Light’?

    The Rings of Power also known as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is one of the most anticipated shows of this year. Based on the novel The Lord of the Rings and its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien, the story takes place thousands of years before Tolkien’s previous Middle-Earth works.

    The show is set to introduce several new characters in Tolkien’s universe. This includes elves, orcs, dwarves, etc. One of the characters is Galadriel who is also known as the white light. Welsh actress Morfydd Clark will be portraying the character in the upcoming Amazon Prime show.

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    Who Is Galadriel In ‘The Rings Of Power’?

    New and the old Galadriel
    New and the old Galadriel

    ‘The Rings of Power’ will premiere on Prime Video on September one. So it is the perfect time to dig deep into of its prominent characters, Galadriel.

    Galadriel was a royal elf of both the Noldor and the Teleri, being the grandchild of both King Finwë and King Olwë. The Elven warrior always believes that evil is returning to Middle-earth. She was known for her beauty and fighting skills.

    Once close kin of King Ingwë of the Vanyar, Galadriel is a strong warrior of “Amazon disposition”. She was the leader during the rebellion of the Noldor.

    The elven fighter was also present in their flight from Valinor during the First Age. In the second age, she traveled to Lindon with her husband Celeborn to rule over a group of Elves, as a fiefdom. When the Rings of Power were forged, Galadriel distrusted Annatar, the loremaster who taught the craft of the Rings to Celebrimbor. She left for Lórien through the gates of Moria. In the third age, her renunciation of power resulted in the lifting of a personal ban from Valinor.

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    Why Is She Called ‘The White Light’?

    Morfydd Clark: Galadriel
    Morfydd Clark as Galadriel

    Galadriel was known by several monikers like the Lady of Lórien, the Lady of the Galadhrim, and the Lady of the Golden Wood. One of the names was the white light.

    It was because she possessed the phial of Galadriel, which was a crystal phial filled with water from her fountain. It held the light of Eärendil’s star and the Two Trees.

    The light was given to Frodo by Galadriel to use as a light in dark spaces. He uses it as a torch as they enter Mordor to defend himself from the spider Shelob.

    The Phial of Galadriel also inspired its bearers to call out to Elbereth. Towards the end of the Third Age, the Light went to the Uttermost West with Frodo.

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