Descriptions of Lúthien
- "Of Beren And Lúthien" ( The Silmarillion )
- But wandering in the summer in the woods of Neldoreth he came upon Lúthien, daughter of
Thingol and Melian, at a time of evening under moonrise, as she danced upon the unfading
grass in the glades beside Esgalduin. Then all memory of his pain departed from him, and he
fell into an enchantment; for Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the Children of Ilúvatar. Blue
was her raiment as the unclouded heaven, but her eyes were grey as the starlit evening; her
mantle was sewn with golden flowers, but her hair was dark as the shadows of twilight. As the
light upon the leaves of trees, as the voice of clear waters, as the stars above the mists of the
world, such was her glory and her loveliness; and in her face was a shining light
- "Tale Of Tinúviel" ( The History of Middle-earth )
- There came a time near dawn on the eve of spring, and Lúthien danced upon a green hill; and
suddenly she began to sing. Keen, heart-piercing was her song as the song of the lark that
rises from the gates of night and pours its voice among the dying stars, seeing the sun behind
the walls of the world; and the song of Lúthien released the behind the walls of the world; and
the song of Luthien released the bonds of winter, and the frozen waters spoke, and flowers
sprang from the cold earth where her feet had passed.
From "Of Beren and Lúthien".
"For little price."
"Now is the Quest achieved, and my doom full-wrought."
"That is a small price for so great a treachery. So shall it surely be."
This doom she chose, forsaking the Blessed Realm, and putting aside all claim
to kinship with those that dwell there; that thus whatever grief might lie in
wait, the fates of Beren and Lúthien might be joined, and their paths lead
together beyond the confines of the world. So it was that alone of the Eldalie
she has died indeed, and left the world long ago. Yet in her choice the Two
Kindreds have been joined; and she is the forerunner of many in whom the
Eldar see yet, though all the world is changed, the likeness of Lúthien the
beloved, whom they have lost.
Quotes from "Tale Of Tinúviel"
"Let me be gone to seek him whom all others have forgot"