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PronouncedPron.gə-LAD-ree-əl English

Meaning & History

Means "maiden crowned with a radiant garland" in Sindarin. Galadriel was a Noldorin elf princess renowned for her beauty and wisdom in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels. The elements are galad "radiant" and riel "garlanded maiden". Alatáriel is the Quenya form of her name.


Depiction of Galadriel by the Brothers Hildebrandt (1978)Depiction of Galadriel by the Brothers Hildebrandt (1978)


beauty, crown, fictional characters, light, literature, princesses, queens, queens regnant, Tolkien characters, wisdom
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute