Legolas is an Elf prince from the forest kingdom of Mirkwood. His name means "Green Leaves", hence his alias, Greenleaf. He is a Sindarin Elf and he traveled to Rivendell to represent his father, Thranduil, The King of Mirkwood, at the Council of Elrond. Legolas became a member of the Fellowship of the Ring after vowing to protect Frodo in his quest, through the power of his bow. In
Lorien, Legolas and Gimli become close friends, a friendship that lasted the rest of their lives. After the breaking of the Fellowship, Legolas went with Gimli and Aragorn in search of Merry and Pippin, and fought in the battle of Hornburg. He eventually went to Gondor, and fought in the Battle of Pelennor Fields; while in Gondor, he had his first glimpse of the sea, and was overcome by a deep desire to sail away from that moment on. After the War of the Ring, he journeyed with Gimli to visit the Glimmering Caves and Fangorn Forest. In the year 120 FO, after the death of Aragorn, Legolas sailed over the sea, taking Gimli the dwarf the with him, they were the last of the Fellowship.
Being an Elf, Legolas is immortal. He cannot die from disease or old age, but he can be killed in battle or die of a broken heart. His age is estimated at 2,931! Which is actually said to be quite young for an Elf. Other Elf qualities that Legolas possesses are quick reflexes and heightened senses, such as excellent hearing and keen eye sight. He also moves with agility and grace and is light-footed, walking on top of the snow, instead of stepping down into it, as seen in The Fellowship of the Ring. Legolas is a symbol of the friendship between Elves and Men-he joins Aragorn in the fight to save humanity while the other Elves have left Middle Earth. Legolas feels betrayed by his people and refuses to leave his friends alone in the battle of Middle Earth. Legolas is strong-willed and brave and would give up his own life to save a friend.
|A Few Side-Facts About Elves:|
-Elves are immortal and do not physically age
-Elves do not grow weak as they age, only wiser and more beautiful
Elves are immortal and do not physically age
-Elves have more beauty then any other creatures on earth, but also possess the most extreme happiness and sorrow