Why can only elves go to the Undying Lands?

Yes, elves are immortal, but that only means they can't die of old age or sickness. They can still die from a broken heart (fragile people I say) or in battle. The elves go to the Undying Lands because that marks an ending point to their life.

Why can't mortals go to the Undying Lands?

Originally, mortals were allowed to trade with those from Valinor in the Undying Lands, but were forbidden to sail west beyond the sight of Númenor. However, in SA 3319 (Second Age), Sauron deceived Ar-Pharazôn, the King of Númenor, that the ruler of the Undying Lands would be granted immortality.

Why are ring bearers allowed to go to the Undying Lands?

It says that the Undying Lands are not reachable by a mortal. Frodo and Bilbo made it and were allowed to stay b/c they had been ring bearers and had the consent of the elves and Gandalf.

Why can't the Elves return to Middle-earth?

In fact, when most of the refugees of Beleriand sailed to Valinor, it was said that “they never came back to the lands of weeping and war.” So it sounds like they really didn't want to return to Middle Earth anymore. Also, the fading process would happen much longer in Middle Earth than it would in Valinor.

Why was Sam allowed to go to the Undying Lands?

It was a tradition handed down from Elanor that he went to the Grey Havens, and because he was also a Ring-bearer (albeit for a short time), he was allowed to pass over the Sea to be reunited with Frodo in the Undying Lands.

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Why didnt Aragorn go to the Undying Lands?

Arwen and Aragorn live happily ever after for a time. Yet no mortal can survive forever. And after their marriage, both Aragorn and Arwen are mortal. Arwen, therefore, could not set foot in the Undying Lands without special permission.

Did Merry and Pippin go to the Undying Lands?

Then, of course, when Frodo chose to go to the Undying Lands with the Elves, Merry, Pippin, and Sam accompanied him to the Grey Havens to say their goodbyes to him and Bilbo.

Why was there no Dwarf army in LOTR?

The relative absence of dwarves in The Lord of the Rings can be attributed to Tolkien's focus on men as the future of Middle-earth. When the Third Age ends and Sauron is defeated, the elves are leaving for the Undying Lands, and the dwarves are dwindling in number, but the realm of men grows under Aragorn's leadership.

Did Gimli go to the Undying Lands?

According to the Red Book of Westmarch, after Aragorn's death in the Fourth Age, Gimli (then 262 years old, past mid-life for a Dwarf) sailed with Legolas into the West, becoming the first dwarf in the Undying Lands.

Is Aragorn half elf?

Aragorn isn't a half-elf, he's a tiny fraction of an elf. Elros, who was a half-elf (actually 9/16), was his very remote ancestor. But more importantly, the heirs of Elros were not given the choice to be elven or human, although the Valar did grant them unusually long life-spans.

Can Gollum go to the Undying Lands?

So, since the Hobbits were chosen by the Creator himself, they were granted admittance to the Undying Lands. Gollum wouldn't have been afforded that same benefit.

Who was the last Elf to leave Middle-earth?

Show activity on this post. The elves left Middle-earth for the Undying Lands after Frodo destroyed the One Ring. Who was the last elf in Middle-earth? Was it Arwen, who remained behind for love of Aragorn, until she died of grief after his passing?

Do the Undying Lands grant immortality?

The "Undying Lands" do not grant immortality, the Valar do not have the power; OR the authority to bestow immortality upon mortals (though they did "bless" the Men loyal to them during the War of the Wrath, the "Numenoreans", with extended lifespans). The Undying Lands are simply named for the immortal inhabitants.

Are Elves immortal Lord of the Rings?

Unlike Men and Dwarves, Elves are immortal. They appear in The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings, but their history is described more fully in The Silmarillion.

Is Gandalf immortal?

He is associated with fire; his ring of power is Narya, the Ring of Fire. As such, he delights in fireworks to entertain the hobbits of the Shire, while in great need he uses fire as a weapon. As one of the Maiar, he is an immortal spirit from Valinor, but his physical body can be killed.

Why did the Ring bearers leave Middle-earth?

The reason the 3 Ring-bearer elves left is because the time of the elves was over, and the time of men had come, so the Ring-bearers no longer were needed for guidance.

Where did Legolas go after LOTR?

After the war

After Aragorn's death, Legolas made a ship in Ithilien and left Middle-earth to go over the sea. His strong friendship with Gimli prompted Legolas to invite him to accompany him to the Undying Lands; making him the first and only Dwarf to do so. He was never seen again in Middle-earth.

Did Galadriel go to Undying Lands?

She then traveled to Minas Tirith for the wedding of King Elessar and Lady Arwen and returned to Lórien until TA 3021 when she journeyed to the Grey Havens and, with the remaining Ring-bearers, took a ship and returned at last to the Undying Lands whence she had come so long ago.

Did Galadriel marry Gimli?

To answer your question, no neither Gimli or Legolas get married or have any children. It was suggested I did an info post about all the Fellowship and their spouses.

How did Gimli not know about Moria?

There are a few reasons why Gimli would have been unaware of Balin's fate: a messenger could have been killed by orcs on the way to spread the news, or they could have been trapped within the mines for some time before they were killed.

Why didn't the rings affect the Dwarves?

dwarves love gold so they would NOT want to destroy anything gold - let alone the ring. dwarves in their greed woud not care that the ring(s) are a threat to others so long as they - the dwarves are not affected by them!

Why is Gimli the only Dwarf?

This is how Gimli was never seen again in Middle-earth. In Aglarond, Gimli is assumed to have lived on until he was old. In the Fourth Age 120, he sailed with his friend Legolas across Belegaer to Valinor. He became the very first and only Dwarf to have done so.

Who is the real hero in Lord of the Rings?

Most people think Frodo is the true hero of The Lord of the Rings. To put it another way: It is accepted by nearly all readers that the novel is about Frodo. It's his quest, his burden, he's the focus.

What happened to Gimli after LOTR?

After the War, Gimli led a number of Durin's Folk south to establish a new Dwarf settlement in the Glittering Caves, which were located behind Helm's Deep where Gimli was trapped during the battle, and he became the first Lord of the Glittering Caves.

Is Sam in love with Frodo?

Sam and Frodo love each other fully deeply and with as much commitment that any bond described. Sam even admits it one night to Frodo while watching him sleep.