This article refers to the mirror itself. For other namesakes, see The Mirror of Galadriel (disambiguation).

The Mirror of Galadriel was a silver basin of water used in the Elven realm of Lothlórien by Galadriel.[1] The Mirror was used to grant the viewer things of the past, present, and possible future. It could show images that the viewer desired to see, or that of its own choice.

Its history is unknown. In the first year of the Quest of the Ring, before the breaking of the Fellowship, Frodo Baggins looked into the Mirror and saw glimpses the Scouring of the Shire far in the future, among other things.

Portrayal in adaptations

Ralph Bakshi

In Ralph Bakshi's 1978 film, both Frodo and Sam look into the Mirror, which shows many colored images running back and forth. In eagerness Frodo bends down too closely with the One Ring on its chain, which nearly touches the water before Galadriel restrains him.

Peter Jackson's film trilogy

Mirror of Galadriel

Galadriel pouring water into the mirror

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring only Frodo is invited to look into the Mirror. He is shown a vision of the Shire being destroyed, Orcs slaughtering other Hobbits, the four (Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Sam) chained and forced to walk, being whipped by Orcs, as well as a final glance from the Eye of Sauron, at which the Ring slides from Frodo's shirt and almost touches the water. Peter Jackson later explained that the vision of the Shire in bondage was meant as a way of incorporating (by showing them as a possibility) some of the events of the chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" from the novel, since those events were not included in the films.

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Die Spieël van Galadriel
Albanian Pasqyra e Stineman
Amharic ጛላድሪአል ያለው መስተዋት ?
Arabic مرآة ل عالادرييل
Armenian Հայելին Գալադրիել
Azerbaijani Galadriel Aynasıdır
Basque Galadriel Ispiluan
Belarusian Cyrillic Люстэрка Галадриэль
Bengali গ্যালাড্রিয়েল আয়না
Bosnian Ogledalo Galadriel
Bulgarian Cyrillic Огледалото на Галадриел
Burmese ငလဒ္ရိဧလ္ များ၏ကြေးမုံ ?
Catalan El Mirall de Galàdriel
Cebuano Ang Salamin sa Galadriel
Chinese 凱蘭崔爾之鏡
Corsican U Emiliana di Galadriel
Croatian Galadrielino Zrcalo
Czech Zrcadle Galadriel
Danish Spejlet af Galadriel
Dutch De Spiegel van Galadriel
Esperanto La Spegulo de Galadriel
Estonian Peegel Galadrielile
Filipino Ang Salamin ng Galadriel
Finnish Galadrielin Peili
French Le Miroir de Galadriel
Frisian De Spegel fan Galadriel
Galican O Espello de Galadriel
Georgian გალადრიელი სარკე
German Der Spiegel von Galadriel
Greek Ο καθρέφτης της Γκαλάντριελ
Gujarati ગ઼અલદ્રિએલ મિરર ઓફ ?
Haitian Creole Iwa de Galadriel
Hausa Madubi na Galadriel
Hawaiian Ka Sniani o Galadriel
Hebrew המראה של גלדריאל
Hungarian Galadriel tükre
Hindi ङलद्रिएल का आईना ?
Hmong Lub daim iav ntawm Galadriel
Icelandic Spegill Galadriel
Indonesian Cermin Galadriel
Irish Gaelic An Scáthán na Galadriel
Italian Lo Specchio di Galadriel
Japanese ガラドリエルの鏡
Kannada ಮಿರರ್ ಗಲಾಡ್ರಿಯಲ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Галадриэль айна
Korean 갈라드리엘의 거울
Kurdish Neynikê de ji Galadriyel (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Галадриэл күзгү
Laotian ບ່ອນແລກປ່ຽນຄວາມ Gະຣະດrິເຣ ?
Latvian Spogulis Galadriel
Lithuanian Galadriel Veidrodis
Luxembourgish De Spigel vun Galadriel
Macedonian Cyrillic Огледалото на Галадриел
Malay Cermin Galadriel
Maltese Il-Mera ta 'Galadriel
Maori Te Whakaata o Galadriel
Marathi घलद्रिएल प्रतिबिंब
Mongolian Cyrillic Галадриел толь
Norwegian Speilet av Galadriel
Pashto د هنداره عالادریېل ?
Persian آیینه ی گالادریل
Polish Zwierciadło Galadrieli
Portuguese O Espelho de Galadriel
Punjabi ਗ਼ਅਲਦ੍ਰਿਏਲ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ੇ
Querétaro Otomi Espejo Galadriel
Romanian Oglinda Galadriel
Serbian Огледалу Галадријела (Cyrillic) Ogledalu Galadrijela (Latin)
Sinhalese ගලද්‍රිඑල් යන මිරර්
Slovak Zrkadlo Galadriel
Slovenian Ogledalo Galadriel
Spanish El Espejo de Galadriel
Swahili Kioo cha Galadriel
Swedish Spegeln av Galadriel
Tamil கலத்ரிஎல் மிரர் ?
Telugu గాలడ్రిల్ అద్దం
Thai กระจกของกาลาเดรียล
Turkish Galadriel'in Aynası
Ukrainian Cyrillic дзеркало Галадріель
Urdu گالدریل کے آئینے
Uzbek Галадриелъи кўзгуси (Cyrillic) Galadriel'i ko'zgusi (Latin)
Vietnamese Gương Galadriel
Welsh Drych Galadriel
Yiddish דער שפּיגל פון גאַלאַדריעל
Yucatec Maya Le Néeno' u Galadriel


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book II, Chapter 7: "The Mirror of Galadriel"
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