Talk:Glorfindel

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Location

He's now (also?) at the Falls of Imladris. Can someone verify whether he's still in Angmar, too? David 18:08, 6 October 2010 (EDT)

I can't recall that I have ever seen him in Angmar (at the camp to the rift). He has always been close to the house of Elrond in Rvendell at [30.1S, 3.1W]. -Tiberivs 03:56, 7 October 2010 (EDT)
OK; that justifies my current edit eliminating Angmar and adding Rivendell. David 08:40, 8 October 2010 (EDT)

House of Finrod

I am removing that part where it says he is from Finrod's house: while it is likely he is of Finarfin's line (the only Noldo house to sport golden hair), there are no sources whatsoever that states his lineage. Speculations are not facts. Celebant (talk) 20:30, 20 June 2011 (EDT)

Could be that someone confused him with Gildor Inglorion, who (according to the Encyclopedia of Arda - here and here), claimed to be from the House of Finrod/Finarfin. Good catch, either way. Sethladan 23:10, 20 June 2011 (EDT)
What about "mightiest among the high elves"? He certainly (at least one of him; there are possibly two Glorfindels?) dueled with a Balrog, but how about Galadriel? Not to quibble; I'm just reading articles here and trying to educate myself. :) Sethladan 23:30, 20 June 2011 (EDT)
Yes, Gildor is tricky, but I always assumed him to be a "normal" Elf, whatever that means. Mightiest among the high elves... yeah, it is poorly worded of me. He has been stated to hold his own against the Nine and "...for us an elf-lord, such as Glorfindel, he could not storm the Dark Tower, nor open the road to the Fire by the power that is in him.", suggesting some immense strength - and then there's the Balrog in Gondolin: he was the winner of that fight though his hair got in the way. But since Glorfindel is such a... pain... I'll fix that poorly worded sentence of mine. Celebant (talk) 09:19, 26 June 2011 (EDT)
Heh, thanks for revisiting. :) It's been a while since I read Silmarillion, so I don't remember anything about hair playing a part in that fight. To Glorfindel's credit, he's the only one besides Gandalf to defeat a Balrog in single combat and earn the chance to get sent back to Middle-earth (if you buy that view on him dying and then reappearing in Rivendell in time for the War of the Ring) and Gandalf was a Maia. Immense strength indeed. Even in the game, Elrond defers to him at times (when dealing with Narmaleth, for example) for his experience and wisdom. Basically, I agree with you that this guy kicks butt, hahah, definitely worth the "mighty among the high elves," as you rephrased it. Sethladan 21:33, 26 June 2011 (EDT)