why is this??

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  1. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    They always referr to Legolas as Legolas of the Woodland Realm
     
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    Shinagani New Member

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    Well maybe Legolas son of Thranduil is to long to say. Or the fact that the Mirkwood elves are kind of secretive....BTW.......

    What was that all about? are you talking about the Scouring of the Shire? I'm not gonna let out spoilers but that's not what happened....
     
  3. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    Yeah, the Scouring of the Shire. And my post on it was just an overview. *SPOILER* I realize that it was truely Saurmon who takes over Hobbiton and not the orkies whatever you wanna call them. Now I also realize that it was the Sackville-Bagginses who brought them in.

    On a different note, how is it too long to say Legolas son of Thranduil but it's not too long to say Aragorn son of Arathorn heir of Gondor?
     
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    Each race did things differently, Elves often actually having surnames didnt use the 'Son of' naming, while Dwarves, and most men use the 'Son of' for 'surnames', Hobbits are similar to the elves, they sometimes used thier surnames out of courtousy I think but no more than that.
     
  5. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    ok but why dont they have any names for Legolas? He is a great archer and good with knives and snow and tounges but he doesn't deserve a proper nickname? Elves may not use 'son of' as a surname, but they DO have surnames, because in both the book and movie, they refer to Galadriel as the Lady of Light, and that is not her name, it's a surname. So if she gets one, Legolas should have one as well. *whinny voice*
     
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    Galadriel is of a little more importance than Legolas...
     
  7. gwindor

    gwindor ok i'm a n00b still

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    galadriel was not her real name
    her father named her artanis,her mother named her nerwen
    celeborn also gave her the name altariel
    galadriel is the sindarian translation of altariel

    also celeborn's original name was teleporno (i can see why he changed it though :) )
     
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    For one, yes the stuff about the Scouring could be considered spoilers, except that Jackson has already said that the Scouring of the Shire scene will not appear in the RotK movie. It is too much of an anti-climax to the destruction of the Ring.

    As for Legolas, he is the son of Thranduil, as stated above. Thranduil is King of the "Dark Elves" of Mirkwood. Therefore, Legolas is an Elven Prince, which the book states. However, PJ probably declined putting this in the movie. The fact that Legolas is Mirkwood nobility has nothing to do with the story. Also, mentioning Thranduil would require back-story to explain who he is. Had "The Hobbit" been done before the LotR movies, perhaps Legolas would have been introduced as Thranduil's son. However, most people seeing the movie wouldn't understand who Thranduil is, so why mention it?

    Also, Tolkien didn't give a surname to Legolas. PJ would get ragged on even more if he made up a name for Legolas that Tolkien didn't create. If you want to call him something cool, call him Legolas Greenleaf, his name. That's how most elves prefer to be called.
     
  9. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    LOL Glandros, you crack me up. His name is Legolas Greenleaf, yet the whole purpose of this thingy is why doesnt he have a NICKNAME like Galadriel has Lady of Light. Galadriel was royal, just like Legolas, so he deserves one. so there
     
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    Galadriel is more than just royal. Galadriel has been around since the beginning of Middle Earth. She is the last Noldor to remain of those that led the Noldor to exile in Middle Earth. She is also the bearer of one of the 3 elven rings. Galadriel has a huge history and great power. Legolas can claim he is the son on Thranduil... If he had been around in the same times Galadriel had been through than he would probably have a nickname just like her.
     
  11. gwindor

    gwindor ok i'm a n00b still

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    thats true she put in the time to earn those titles

    how about nicknames for legolas fans

    two i have stolen
    nazgirls
    leggyboppers