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Thranduil Oropherion
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Kinga: A tündék népét Illuvatar első gyermekeiként említik. Ajándékuk a halhatatlanság. Magas erkölcsük és lelki tisztaságuk ad védelmet Szauron mételyével szemben. Érzékeik élesek, léptük könnyed, lábuk a hóban nyomot nem hagy. Alkatuk magas, karcsú, fülük hegyes, szépségük lenyűgözi a többi fajt. Természetkedvelők, érzékenyek és tisztelik az életet.

A Tündekirály néven ismert Thranduil szindarin elf, a Nagy Zölderdő királya, Legolas apja. Életkora több mint hat és fél évezred. Több mint háromezer éve vezeti az erdei tündéket és védi birodalmát az óriáspókok, orkok, és a Boszorkányúr gonoszsága ellen.

Az elsőkor végén született Orofer egyetlen fiaként. Doriát ura, a Szürkeköpenyes Szingor király és a maja Melián leszármazottja, bölcs és nagyhatalmú tünde. Sokáig velük élt, majd Lindonban lakott Gilgaladdal. Miután apja hősi halált halt a gyűrűháborúban, elfoglalta az őt megillető trónt, és megalapította királyságát a Zölderdőben. Gollamot később itt őrizték az erdőtündék.

Mikor Tölgypajzsos Szorin és csapata áthaladt a Bakacsinerdőn, Thranduil őrei elkapták őket. A kihallgatást börtön követte, mert a törpék nem voltak hajlandóak felfedni szándékukat.

Támogatta a tóvárosi Bardot, a törpék kincsének egy részét kérte cserébe Szmaug, a sárkány elpusztításáért. Tünde harcosokat vezetett az Öt Sereg Csatájába. Visszaverte a Dol Guldurból jövő támadásokat. Összehangoltan ütközött meg törpökkel és a tóvárosiakkal a keletlakók ellen. Fia, Legolas és Gimli, a törp barátsága segített Thranduil népének kibékülni a törpökkel. Ő adta Bilbónak tettei elismeréséül a tündebarát nevet.

Szauron bukása után helyreállította birodalma határait és a Nagy Zölderdő újra felvirágzott. Jelmezét Csaba Krisztina, A gyűrűk ura egyik jelmeztervezője készítette. A korona Faramir keze munkáját dicséri.

 

Thranduil király kitalált szereplő J. R. R. Tolkien A Gyűrűk Ura című trilógiájában és főleg A hobbitban, ott Tündekirály néven. A sinda néphez tartozó tünde, Zöldlombfi Legolas apja, a Bakacsinerdő királya.

Története

A másodkor elején Lindonban élt. 1000 körül birodalmat alapított a Nagy Zölderdőben (a későbbi Bakacsin erdőben). Itt sokat háborúzott az orkokkal, törpökkel és az óriáspókokkal.

A Harmadkor 2941-ben Thorint és társait fogságba ejtette, majd részt vett az Öt Sereg csatájában.

A Gyűrűháborúban vissza verte a Dol Guldurból érkező támadásokat. A csata végén országa határait délre is kiterjeszthette.

 

Thranduil, son of Oropher, was an Elven king who ruled over the Woodland Realm in the Second and Third Ages. Though inherently cautious, he eventually committed his kingdom to fighting Sauron in the War of the Ring. He was also the father of the elven prince of Mirkwood, Legolas, who was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

First and Second Ages

Thranduil was the only son of Oropher, the King of the Woodland Realm. He was born sometime during the late First Age in Doriath before its fall. At the beginning of the Second Age, the Sindar travelled east and Oropher eventually founded Greenwood the Great.

In SA 3434, Thranduil and his father fought in the Battle of Dagorlad. Oropher was slain and Thranduil returned to Greenwood with roughly a third of the army that had marched to war.[2] He claimed his inheritance and some time before TA 1000 inherited Oropher’s title of King of the Woodland Realm, reigning over the south of Greenwood the Great.

Third Age

At the beginning of Thranduil’s reign his kingdom encompassed all of Greenwood the Great and was known as the Woodland Realm, but as the Third Age progressed, the shadow of the Necromancer advanced, the Greenwood grew dark and became known as Mirkwood, and became infested with Orcs and giant spiders. The Wood-elves of Mirkwood were reduced in number and retreated to lands in the north of Mirkwood. By the time of the events of The Lord of the Rings Thranduil’s title was King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood.[3]

In his realm, both Sindarin and Silvan Elvish were spoken,[4] though not all members of his Woodland folk spoke Sindarin.[5]

The Quest of Erebor

When Thorin Oakenshield and his party of Dwarves entered northern Mirkwood, Thranduil captured Thorin and locked him up in a secure room when he refused to divulge his true intentions.[1] The Dwarves were treated well, with plenty of food and drink. Subsequently, when the rest of the Dwarves had been captured by the elves, Thranduil had them unbound and treated them as his guests (save that they were not allowed to leave the caverns), until they angered him by being surly and impolite, insulting him for keeping them as prisoners, and not revealing why they had entered the forest, after which he gave them each their own cell. He did not tell them that Thorin was also his prisoner.[6]

Thranduil: “What were you doing in the forest?”
Thorin: “Looking for food and drink, because we were starving.”
Thranduil: “Take him away and keep him safe, until he feels inclined to tell the truth, even if he waits a hundred years.”
The Hobbit,Flies and Spiders

After the death of the dragon Smaug, Thranduil supported Bard the Bowman‘s claim of a share of the treasure the dwarves recovered from the Lonely Mountain, since Bard was a descendant of Lord Girion of Dale, and the treasure of that town had been taken by Smaug to the Lonely Mountain.[7]

Thranduil led the elven forces in the Battle of the Five Armies. His army was position on the southern side of the Mountain, and was the first to charge.[8]

After the battle and of Thorin’s death, Thranduil took Orcrist, which was previously confiscated in Mirkwood, and laid it upon Thorin’s tomb. The treasure was divided among Elves and Men, and Thranduil received the emeralds of Girion. Bilbo, Gandalf and Beorn traveled with the elf-host back to Mirkwood but would not stay in the woods, even when Thranduil asked them to.[9]

When Bilbo and Gandalf bade farewell, Bilbo gave Thranduil a necklace of silver and pearls. The king gave Bilbo the title of “elf-friend” and returned with his host in their halls.[9]

War of the Ring

During the War of the Ring, he sent his son Legolas to Rivendell, along with other Elves, to report Gollum‘s escape from Mirkwood.[3] The gradually-established friendship between the dwarf Gimli and Legolas later helped to reconcile Thranduil’s people with the Dwarves.

When the forces from Dol Guldur later attacked Mirkwood, Thranduil repulsed an attack and had the victory. His actions were in concert with the Dwarves and the Men of Dale against the Easterlings who attacked from the East. He came into an agreement with Celeborn that the southern part of Mirkwood would be counted as East Lórien. Thranduil took the northern region as far as the mountains; the wide forest between Mirkwood and East Lórien was given to the Beornings. By this time also, Thranduil renamed Mirkwood Eryn Lasgalen, the Wood of Greenleaves.[10]

Fourth Age

After the fall of Sauron, Thranduil fixed the southern boundary of his realm as the Mountains of Mirkwood, and his realm flourished well into the Fourth Age.[10] He may have stayed on as the king of the Great Forest or left Middle-earth and departed to the Undying Lands.

 

Other names
Elvenking
Titles
King of the Woodland Realm, King of the Elves of the Wood
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Presumably departed to Aman
Realms ruled
Woodland Realm, most of Northern Mirkwood
Spouse
Unnamed wife
Weapon

Physical description

Race
Culture
Sindar (Elves of Doriath)(Elves of Mirkwood)
Gender
Male
Height
Tall
Hair color
Golden[1]
Eye color
Blue (films)