Why Numenorians Hate Elves In The Rings Of Power

It might not be clear why the Men of Númenor hate Elves in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, but as always, Tolkien’s lore can fill in the contextual gaps. In season 1, episode 3, Galadriel and Halbrand are brought to the magnificent island kingdom of Númenor more or less as captives. They are greeted by Númenórians with open hostility, and they learn that Elendil, the captain who rescued them at sea, took a great risk by helping them, for Númenor had barred Elves from their shores. This wasn’t always the case though, as later in the …
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