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Last week's post ended with the words: "And so Aragorn the King Elessar wedded Arwen Undómiel in the City of the Kings upon the day of. The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen takes place in the Third Age of Middle-earth. It tells the story of the love of the mortal man, Aragorn and the immortal Elf maiden, . OF ARAGORN AND ARWEN. Arador was Gilraen bore him a son, and he was called Aragorn. of the meeting of Lúthien and Beren in the forest of Neldoreth.
At age 20, "after great deeds in the company of the sons of Elrond" as the story tells it, Elrond is sufficiently pleased with Aragorn to tell him his true name and lineage.
- The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
She laughs and they get into a conversation including the above excerpt in which Aragorn realizes that she's actually a few thousand years or so older than he is. A few days later, he admits his love to his mother, Gilraen, who is with him in Rivendell and who doesn't entirely approve.
Elrond discusses the matter with him some time later, and more or less agrees with Gilraen. Realizing that he may never get to date Arwen, Aragorn says goodbye to her, Elrond, and his mom, and leaves to go off and do manly things for twenty-nine years. Unknown to him, Arwen is there.
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She doesn't know he's there either. Galadriel cleans him up, and dresses him up, and he goes walking in the woods and encounters Arwen. She falls in love with him at first sight.
They discuss the fact that Aragorn is human, and that if betrothed, Arwen will have to renounce her elven status and die like him. After what appears to be some intense agonizing over the question, she decides to do so. Not quite a "love at first sight" story, but something rather similar.
Am I wrong in thinking that, for most of his childhood and adolescence, Aragorn believed Elrond to be his real father? There's no direct statement bearing on that question; however, the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen states the following: He saw Arwen and thought she was her, since he was humming the song in the Lay of Luthien.
He was immediately smitten. Like Luthien and Beren, Arwen and Aragorn fell in love despite their differences.
They are also repeating history by doing exactly what their forefathers, Luthien and Beren, did before them. At only 20 years old, Aragorn decided that this woman was the woman he wanted to be with for the rest of his days. He was forty-nine years old when he returned. Then, after spending more time with him, she knew that he was the one for her. This was thirty years later than he did, but better late than never.
The First Meeting of Aragorn and Arwen. Or is it Beren and Lúthien?
Not only had his father been the one to fail many people, but also he was a very young boy whose destiny was to be king.
He was in grave danger from birth. Because of this, Arwen and Aragorn are far less different than one might expect.
They both were raised under the tutelage of Elrond and explored the halls of Rivendell as children. This fact is explained better in the books. Aragorn is apart of a special clan whose royal bloodline lives much longer than the average human.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended Edition)
Since they descend from Elros, a half-elf, they are a bit more than human themselves.