Theoden: from the Old English peoden meaning lord or king, from the Old Norse pjodann meaning leader of the people. Have students compare and contrast Theoden and Denethor, two very different leaders. Or, compare Theoden before and after Wormtongue.
Galadriel: From the Sindarin tongue meaning glittering garland. From the Sindarin galad meaning light or radiance. From the Sindarin ri meaning crown. Alternate names include Alatariel and Lady of the Galadrim
Glorfindel: the Sindarin form of Laurefindil meaning goldenhaired, from the Quenya laure meaning golden color, from the Quenya findile meaning head of hair. The elf in middle earth you DONT want to piss off.
“I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadain, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the sword that was broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me?