Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien The story of Beren and Lúthien was, or got to be, an fundamental component within the advancement of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the first Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. Returning from France and the fight of the Somme at the end of 1916, he composed the story within the taking after year. Essential to the story, and never changed, is the destiny that shadowed the adore of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an godlike mythical person. Her father, a extraordinary elvish ruler, in profound resistance to Beren, forced on him an impossible errand that he must perform some time recently he might marry Lúthien. Usually the bit of the legend; and it leads to the especially courageous endeavor of Beren and Lúthien together to ransack the most prominent of all fiendish creatures, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Dark Adversary, of a Silmaril.