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The Fellowship of the Ring
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Book II - Chapter 7
The Mirror of Galadriel

The Company arrives at Caras Galadhon deep into the night. The city rises above them as a great green towering hill with many lights sparkling among the branches of the mighty mallorn trees. They are led to the foot of the mightiest tree of all where dwell Celeborn and Galadriel, Lord and Lady of the Galadhrim of Lothlórien.

The Company climbs up to the highest talan upon which is built a house like a large hall. Here they are greeted by Celeborn and Galadriel. They tell the Elves their tale up to their arrival in Lórien. All are grieved at the news of the fall of Gandalf, known better among the Elves as Mithrandir. The Lady then holds all members of the Company with her eyes as she tests their hearts about the journey before them. When they are released from her spell, they are allowed to sleep in peace in a pavilion set up for them upon the ground.

The Company remains many days in fair Lothlórien. Their weariness and wounds are healed even as their grief at the loss of their friend becomes more keen. Legolas spends much time away from the Company with his own kinsfolk and often takes Gimli with him as he wanders about. The rest of the Company wonder at this change in the Elf and the Dwarf.

One evening as Frodo and Sam are walking among the trees, Galadriel approaches and beckons them to follow. She leads them south of the city to a garden where stands a silver basin, the Mirror of Galadriel. She bids each hobbit to have a look, if they will. To Sam's astonishment, he sees his home back in the Shire dug up and many other things he knows ruined. Frodo takes his turn at the Mirror and first sees the figure of a wizard clothed in white. Is it Gandalf, or Saruman? The scene changes and he sees ships and cities and signs of battle. He is about to turn away when the figure of an Eye appears. Frodo is unable to draw his gaze away from the Eye. The Ring about his neck grows heavy and begins to drag him toward the water. A word from Galadriel releases him from the spell.

Galadriel then reveals to Frodo Nenya, the ring of Adamant, one of the three Elven Rings. Out of respect and awe for her, Frodo offers to give Galadriel the One Ring. She declines.


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