m 31 ed80 FLICK 2by luis miguel33
A glimpse of proto-Arda nestled in Eä. (Of course, it’s the imagery that matters more than fact here. This is a galaxy – though I know not which, not the star dust disc of planetary formation; alt reference.)
Now the Children of Ilúvatar are Elves and Men, the Firstborn and the Followers. And amid all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces, and its wheeling fires, Ilúvatar chose a place for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the innumerable stars.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë
(And we’re done with my mini Silm astro-ramble set)