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|Horse Lady of Rohan by Mimi Lind||1 Review(s)|
|sue||Reviewed Chapter: 51 on 3/7/2021|
|re: mortal children...ELDARION is not half elf, he's 1/8 elf. Arwen is 1/4 elf and she gave up her immortality. Elrond is half-elf.|
Author Reply: The 'species' are called half-elven, and Arwen and her brothers are mentiond as half-elven too. (though they are more than 50% elf, so I agree it makes no sense)
Counting exactly how much elf Arewn is is tricky, because her mother was an elf, and her father half-elven - but there is Dior in Elrond's past who was the son of a half-elf-half-Maia and a human (Lúthien and Beren). It should be something like 75% elf for Arwen, but with some Maia genes in that mix. :D
And to complicate matters, Aragorn too has elvish and Maiar genes because he's a distant relative of Elrond's brother Elros. So Eldarion would be a little more than 37,5% elf lol.
Anyway, this is all beside the point. :D The issue is that Eldarion has not inherited his mothers immortality (which Legolas didn't know she had given up). All he knew was that Elrond was immortal, and his children seemed to be immortal too because they lived for thousands of years. So he probably just assumed this would be the case in all elf-human relationships. (wishful thinking!)
Sorry for my nerd TED talk hehe. Love Tolkien family trees!