THE PAIRING: Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and Galadriel (Cate Elves and dwarves have an uneasy relationship at best, but Thorin. Of the relationship between Gandalf and Galadriel, If Gandalf was Olorin then he spent countless ye. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fire Armies might not have been the start of the romantic relationship between Galadriel and Gandalf, but it.
While I'd originally agreed with the answer by Ernst W. Adams another Tolkienite I regard very highly and his sentiment that Elvish marriages were unshakeable something I still stand by and that Gandalf and Galadriel were merely friends and comrades in arms. However, upon reading Thomas' answer I had a bit of a change of heart, which I'll try to lay out here. And while this may be an unpopular opinion I'll try to provide sources where Thomas hadn't.
I believe there was some form of intimate relationship between the two. It was certainly platonic due to Tolkien's religious beliefs and the fact that adultery was a sin and would not happen, but whether that would've been different had Tolkien had different views is anyone's guess. The two Galadriel and Gandalf certainly shared a close bond. As Darth Satan User says they likely spent a large amount of time together as Olorin frequently visited the Gardens of Lorien and there spent time with the Elves who'd returned from the Halls of Mandos, and Galadriel had spent time there before the March of the Noldor.
It's possible that Olorin had encountered Galadriel, especially given her fame as one of the most beautiful elf-maids, given: Unfinished tales Given that Olorin "loved the Elves, he walked among them unseen, or in form as one of them, and they did not know whence came the fair visions or the promptings of wisdom that he put into their hearts.
Even without interactions in Valinor, the two clearly have a close connection in Middle-earth. The two "shared the joys and burdens of bearing two of the Elvenrings".
They would most certainly have been aware of the other bearer, whether this had an affect on their relationship isn't certain. She strongly supported Gandalf's case to be the head of the White Council, putting him against Saruman, the eventual leader. Galadriel indeed had wished that Mithrandir should be the head of the Council, and Saruman begrudged them that, for his pride and desire of mastery was grown great; but Mithrandir refused the office, since he would have no ties and no allegiance, save to those who sent him, and he would abide in no place nor be subject to any summons.
Question: Did Mithrandir (Gandalf) and Galadriel have a relationship at one point?
Liberties of such are taken in the Hobbit films, but even in the books we see Galadriel seemingly reading people's mind, and she was able to "sense" Gandalf's death against the Balrog and sent Gwaihir to his aid, and clothed him in white with a new staff.
Healing I found, and I was clothed in white. The Two Towers The loss of Gandalf seems to take a significant toll on the Lady Galadriel, saying she could no longer see him nor the paths upon which he walks.
The Mirror of Galadriel While reading through The Mirror of Galadriel for this answer I'd noticed something else, Galadriel is quick to defend Mithrandir when her husband, Celeborn, calls him foolish. She met Celeborna kinsman of Thingol, in Doriath. Her three other brothers were killed during various battles in the First Age. She dwelt in Nargothrond with her brother Finrod, and asked him if he would take no wife. But Finrod had taken an oath only for himself, and his beloved had been left in Valinor.
But being prideful, she chose to remain in Middle-earth. Eregion, to the west of the Misty Mountains near Moriawas a prosperous kingdom during this time, and had open trade with the Dwarves. Galadriel took an immediate distrust to Annatar, and it later turned out that this mistrust was justified, as he was finally revealed to be Sauron. It was she who counseled Celebrimbor in the hiding of the rings, and when Eregion was attacked, Galadriel was entrusted with one of the Three Rings of the Elves.
Her ring was Nenyathe Ring of Water. Conscious of Sauron's power, and wishing to thwart it, she did not openly use the powers of her ring as long as the One Ring was in Sauron's hands.
However, during the Third Agewhen the One Ring was lost, she put it to good use protecting the borders of her realm, for the powers of her ring were protection, preservation, and concealment from evil. The tales tell little of Galadriel or of Celeborn during many centuries in the Third Age, but after the formation of the White Council in TA she put forth her might in opposition of Sauron.
She played a pivotal role in the formation of the Council, though her counsel to put Gandalf at its head was not followed.
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War of the Ring Galadriel pours water into her Mirror. Once in Caras GaladhonGaladriel allowed Frodo and Sam to peer into the Mirror of Galadrielenabling them to glimpse possible events of the future.
She, in turn, was tested when Frodo Baggins later offered to place the One Ring in her keeping. To illustrate what would happen if she accepted, she presented an image of herself corrupted by the ring, declaring, "In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen.
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And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair! Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea!
Stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me, and despair!
As the Fellowship departed, she gave each member a gift and an Elven cloak, and outfitted the party with boats and supplies. Gimli, in particular, was touched by Galadriel's lordliness and beauty, and asks for one strand of her golden hair as an heirloom of his house; she generously gave him three, which he later set in an impregnable crystal.