Tuesday, October 29, 2002

There was a lady Inzilbêth, renowned for her beauty, and her mother was Lindórië, sister of Eärendur, the Lord of Andúnië in the days of Ar-Sakalthôr father of Ar-Gimilzôr. Gimilzôr took her to wife, though this was little to her liking, for she was in heart of the Faithful, being taught by her mother; but the kings and their sons were grown proud and not to be gainsaid in their wishes. No love was there between Ar-Gimilzôr and his queen, or between their sons. Inziladûn, the elder, was like his mother in mind as in body; but Gimilkhân, the younger, went with his father, unless he were yet prouder and more willful. To him Ar-Gimilzôr would have yielded the scepter rather than to the elder son, if the laws had allowed.

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion (331-332)

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