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Finwe near his wife Miriel Serinde by steamey Finwe near his wife Miriel Serinde by steamey
Despite Finwë's grief, and her unhappiness to abandon her young child, Míriel departed for the gardens of Lórien, to rest and regain her strength and vigour. But during her rest, the fëa departed from her body, and entered the Halls of Mandos leaving her body laying lifeless and still. Maidens of Estë took care of her body while her spirit remained in the Halls Of Mandos, so that it would not whither. In essence, she had died of free will.
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xXxBlueStarsxXx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I still wonder to this day what inspired her to pass to the Halls of Mandos...A thought that sparks is that perhaps she envisioned Feanor and the outcomes related to his consequences...Perhaps she knew she could not stop him even if she lived and thus her soul, her fea dearly grieved and could not live much more with the thought, the vision still existing...
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Audrina-Mystique Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
According to one of the letters Tolkien wrote, she essentially committed suicide, and it was partly because of her suicide that Feanor turned out as he did.
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steamey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
This is truly an interesting assumption! Maybe you're right. Although ... The book says that if she had not died, much of his fate would have been different. Not all, but ...
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xXxBlueStarsxXx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Very different I agree, his father would not have married Indis and Feanor's siblings would not have been born then...That including his granddaughter Lady Galadriel, her daughter Celebrian, and even Arwen Undomiel, future queen of Gondor.  The future of Middle Earth would have been very very different without them.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
 A fitting illustration of a tragedy from which many others stemmed, however indirectly; the very image seems to seethe with disquiet.
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steamey Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
It should be so.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
 Very true!
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Míriel is somewhat enigmatic character... while some think that she's very much a victim, others think that all that happened, did happen for her own choice and that Fëanor in fact inherited her strength of will.
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steamey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Who knows, if Tolkien had more work on the Silmarillion maybe Miriel would return to life someday.As Glorfindel did, for example.
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Actually he did write more about it, all readable in Morgoth's Ring of History of Middle-Earth. She did return to life but decided to return in Mandos alive as the handmaiden on Vairë. There's also a lot of in depth conversation about it, a debate between Valar about her, and some dialogue between Finwë and Míriel. Though it's good to remember that Tolkien may not have kept all the ideas in the dialogue.
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