Elf Ears

by Varda-(Valar)
Dec. 8, 2001

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     Did Tolkien's Elves have pointed ears? In Tolkien's own words when describing Hobbits, he compares their ears with those of Elves:

"...ears only slighted pointed and 'elvish'...". 

    More of this quote is in the Hobbit section of this Encyclopedia under "Appearance of Hobbits".

Reference: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien: Letter 27, p. 35 in a description sent to Houghton Mifflin to aid artists.