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Well, this is awkward...

If you're a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan you probably already knew this, but for some people this is new information. Arwen and Aragorn are actually related, and in a way they are first cousins. Sort of.

So here's how it works: Arwen and her family are actually half-elves, which means they can choose if they want to be mortal or immortal. Pretty neat.

Graphc via The Encyclopaedia of Arda
Graphc via The Encyclopaedia of Arda

Arwen's father, Elrond, once had a brother who decided to become mortal. His name was Elros, and he is an ancestor of Aragorn. Which means Arwen and Aragorn are actually first-cousins, just 62 times removed. This information certainly gives a new meaning to this clip where they affectionately kiss each other.

If you'd like to read more LOTR fun-facts, head on over to this article.



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