Today I want to present to you the portrait – the work of the formidable Anna Francesca – of one of the most beautiful elven ladies, Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn, wife of Elrond and mother of the twins Elrohir and Elladan, as well as of Arwen lady of the Vespers. During the Second Era she formed a strong friendship with Erfea which lasted until the death of the Numenorean prince.
I like to remember her with this passage, which portrays her beauty and grace well.
«Velvety was the step of the lady and she wore soft white leather boots; when, frightened by such beauty, the high guards, heirs of the majesty of the sons of men, dared to look up, they uttered no word, even though the noble bearing of the Lady advised their use; but what sound could arise from the mouth of the Second-born in the face of such beauty, so that it did not seem shameless and unpleasant to hear? Men who had had the daring to admire her clear eyes, would have seen the majesty of Ulmo stirring in them and amazement would have invaded the soul, for there was no mortal lady whose semblance was so vivid and shining. A Lady among the Noldor she had come to this district to discuss the great events that had happened in those years, so far from our days: great was her foresight and the peoples needed the advice of the daughter of Celeborn of Doriath and of Galadriel del Lorien; Celebrian was her sweet name and she looked similar to Varda, Manwe’s bride»
Versione italiana: Ritratti – Celebrian