Galadriel has finally explained where Celeborn is in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and it only took until the penultimate episode to mention him.
The penultimate episode of the Prime Video hit show has landed on the streaming site today, October 7, and fans have finally heard the name “Celeborn” for the first time.
Who is Celeborn in Lord of the Rings?
Fans of the J. R. R. Tolkien lore will already know all about Celeborn, but for those who don’t he is the Lord of Lothlórien, ruling alongside his ring-wielding wife, Galadriel. That’s right, the same Galadriel who’s fighting battles and hunting Sauron in The Rings of Power.
In Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, Galadriel and Celeborn meet in the First Age of Middle-earth, in the elven realm of Doriath.
They get married and have kids, including their daughter Celebrían, who goes on to marry Elrond and give birth to Arwen – Aragon’s future wife at the end of the original trilogy.
Fans first saw Celeborn on screen in the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, played by Marton Csokas. He greets the fellowship as they arrive at Lothlórien after losing Gandalf in Moria and viewers don’t really truly see him again until the end of The Return of the King when the elves, Frodo, Bilbo and Gandalf set sail for the Undying Lands.
Celeborn in the Rings of Power
As The Rings of Power is set in the Second Age, and Celeborn and Galadriel married in the First Age, it would be assumed Celeborn would be travelling around with his wife, or at least chilling in Lindon with the other elves. However, he’s not only nowhere to be seen but he’s also never mentioned.
That is until, episode seven “The Eye”. As everyone is fleeing for safety and dealing with the devastating aftermath of Mount Doom erupting Galadriel is travelling with Theo.
As they rest Theo asks if she’s ever lost anyone she loves to the battle against Morgoth (the reason the elves came to Middle-Earth) and Sauron. Galadriel then explains she lost her brother and then drops the huge bomb she hasn’t seen her husband, Celeborn, since the battle.
It seems as though Galadriel thinks her husband is dead – but if it’s going to follow the story leading into the original movies, he should pop up somewhere in the future well and alive.