How is Elrond related to Galadriel?

  1. Galadriel is Elrond’s mother-in-law. (Elrond is married to Galadriel and Celeborn’s daughter Celebrían)
  2. Galadriel is Elrond’s first cousin three times removed. (Elrond’s great-grandfather Turgon is Galadriel’s first cousin)
  3. Galadriel is Elrond’s first cousin three times removed but through a different line. (Elrond’s great-grandfather Fingolfin and Galadriel’s father Finarfin are brothers
  4. Galadriel is Elrond’s second cousin twice removed. (Galadriel’s grandfather Olwë and Elrond’s great-great-grandfather Elwë were brothers)
  5. Not blood or law, but they were also both bearers of one of the three Elven Rings of Power (Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, gifted directly by Celebrimbor to Galadriel and Vilya, the Ring of Sapphire, gifted by Celebrimbor to Gil-galad and then given to Elrond). 

Fun facts: Galadriel and Celeborn were second cousins.  Elrond’s wife, Celebrían, is his first cousin, twice removed through Celeborn’s side. 

Elves, man.

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