7. There's A Young Elrond
Just as the Silmarillion would give us greater insight into Galadriels past, so too would it for Elrond. In The Hobbit
and The Lord of the Rings
, Elrond is the lord of Rivendell, a powerful elf. He is a key figure in the fight against Sauron, a close ally of Gandalf, and the father of Arwen. He also helps our heroes at key points in their journeys. But Elronds life stretches back into the days of The Silmarillion
. Elrond was the son of Earendil and Elwing, two important characters from The Silmarillion
. Earendil was a great mariner who would eventually sail to the Undying Lands and convince the high elves and gods to return to Middle Earth and defeat Morgoth. He also wielded the last Silmaril in his ship, which sailed around the Earth and was still visible in The Lord of the Rings
-time as the holy star, Earendil. Elwing, in turn, was the daughter of Beren and Luthienan early human-elf pairingand was essential to Earendils quest. Elronds brother, meanwhile, was Elros who became the first king of Numenor (from whom Aragorn is descended). Silmarillion films would give us a chance to see Elrond as a child, and even depict the interesting choice he and Elros were given; whether they wanted to be elf or human.