Galadriel Should Be Married by This Point In “The Rings of Power”

Galadriel, played by Morfydd Clark, first appeared in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” episodes 1 and 2 as an elf on a mission and, noticeably, without a husband. There isn’t much information provided about Galadriel’s personal relationships outside of those with her brother Finrod (Will Fletcher), who is essential to the plot because it is because of him that she begins her hunt, and Elrond (Robert Aramayo). The absence of a specific character can be noted, though, as “The Rings of Power” is set in the Second Age before the invention of the “Rings of Power.”

The first episode of “The Rings of Power” introduced the other major characters gradually, but the opening scene made it clear that Galadriel was the key character most focused on locating and eliminating Sauron. Galadriel actually assumes the mantle of his quest to discover and slay “Morgoth’s most dedicated servant” because of how deeply entwined her ambition to put an end to Sauron’s danger is with the trauma of losing her older brother Finrod to him. Despite the period of apparent peace in Middle-earth, Galadriel is adamant that Sauron still poses a threat, and “The Rings of Power” episode 2 confirms her conviction. Galadriel is depicted as being bold yet ultimately alone because of how separated she feels from her fellow elves because of how certain she is of her views.

The Silmarillion, which served as a portion of the inspiration for “The Rings of Power,” describes Galadriel meeting her future spouse Celeborn during the First Age, so even if “The Rings of Power’s” Galadriel is alone, she shouldn’t be. So not only should they have been married by the beginning of the Second Age, but they also ought to have given birth to their daughter, Celebran, around the year 300 of the Second Age. It’s unclear why Galadriel is depicted as single in “The Rings of Power” during the Second Age, but it’s possible that Amazon’s TV series is simply playing with the timeline since it’s determined to portray Galadriel’s family in the future but is prepared to let her quest take place first.

Children & Husband of Galadriel in “The Lord of the Rings”

Not simply Galadriel’s age alters in the two stories as millennia pass between them in “The Rings of Power” and Lord of the Rings. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring introduces Galadriel’s husband, Celeborn (Marton Csokas), as he meets the fellowship shortly after Gandalf the Grey is presumed dead by the Balrog, even though the books go further than Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies in explaining Galadriel’s backstory. Celeborn and Galadriel also have a daughter, Celebran, who is not depicted in the movies. Later, Galadriel’s daughter weds Elrond, a lifelong companion of Galadriel, and has three offspring with him: twins Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen.

It is unknown if and when “The Rings of Power” will meet Galadriel’s husband and child. But they will probably be, just as they were in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. Hopefully it will be in “The Rings of Power” season 2, which will start production in the UK soon.

How Elrond Facing His Family’s Legacy Conflicts in “LOTR: Rings of Power”