So I’m watching Desolation again…
All I can think during Thranduil’s little speech to the Orc is he must have told some kickass bedtime stories
- As far as I know, Tolkien doesn’t directly say that Thranduil was married - there’s also no mention of his wife ever, at all.
- There is no record of any elf ever having a child “out of wedlock” (aka without being married to the other parent), and in fact there’s a great deal of evidence to suggest that elves never had sex outside of marriage at all (this post has the most thorough explanation of the sex=marriage idea), so I think it’s highly highly unlikely that Thranduil wasn’t married to Legolas’s mother.
- Middle Earth has a decent record of “foster parents” - those who raised kids without formally/officially adopting them, but Tolkien usually made this relationship pretty clear (more on that subject in this post.) So while it is possible that Legolas wasn’t Thranduil’s biological son, I think the fact that Tolkien never mentions this makes it also pretty unlikely.
This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.
Today, I just got the keys to my first house.
Give it time.
Needed this today
when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be.
this post could literally be saving lives rn and that is why i love this website.