Monthly Archives: April 2015

morethanphotography:Space Ice by HathenbruckSkylight cavern in…


Space Ice by Hathenbruck

Skylight cavern in the Glittering Caves of Aglarond

morethanphotography:Space Ice by HathenbruckSkylight cavern in…

knightandknights:蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊 Melkor hated the Sea, for he…


蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊

Melkor hated the Sea, for he could not subdue it. It is said that in the making of Arda he endeavoured to draw Ossë to his allegiance, promising to him all the realm and power of Ulmo, if he would serve him. So it was that long ago there arose great tumults in the sea that wrought ruin to the lands. But Uinen, at the prayer of Aulë, restrained Ossë and brought him before Ulmo; and he was pardoned and returned to his allegiance, to which he has remained faithful. For the most part; for the delight in violence has never wholly departed from him, and at times he will rage in his wilfulness without any command from Ulmo his lord. Therefore those who dwell by the sea or go up in ships may love him, but they do not trust him.
-The Silmarillion, Valaquenta 

Imagine that. Uinen subdued Ossë at Aulë’s behest before they became spouses. I suspect she could curb Ossë’s violent tendencies and bring him to heel because her own greater capacity for violence (which she utilised to great effect subduing him) gave him pause. It’s just that she keeps it under control that much better than him. But he knows if ever she rose in wrath, there is nowhere to hide, because even Ulmo knew to give her due respect. Best not to give her any reason to get riled up in the first place!

knightandknights:蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊
Melkor hated the Sea, for he…

sundxwn: The Red Barrier by Max Rive Therefore at that time…


The Red Barrier by Max Rive

Therefore at that time they fortified their land anew, and they raised up the mountain-walls of the Pelóri to sheer and dreadful heights, east, north, and south. Their outer sides were dark and smooth, without foothold or ledge, and they fell in great precipices with faces hard as glass, and rose up to towers with crowns of white ice.
– The Silmarllion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

The Red Barrier by Max Rive

Therefore at that time…

(Source: cheetahswolf, via wooden-folks)The awakened Quendi’s…

(Source: cheetahswolf, via wooden-folks)

The awakened Quendi’s view of the skies over the Cuiviénen as they experience the first waxing of light in the Two Trees’ cycle.

(Source: cheetahswolf, via wooden-folks)The awakened Quendi’s…

morethanphotography:Triangle by ekarbig ‘From the lowest dungeon…


Triangle by ekarbig

‘From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak it climbed, ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin’s Tower carved in the living rock of Zirakzigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.

‘There upon Celebdil was a lonely window in the snow, and before it lay a narrow space, a dizzy eyrie above the mists of the world. The sun shone fiercely there, but all below was wrapped in cloud. Out he sprang, and even as I came behind, he burst into new flame. There was none to see, or perhaps in after ages songs would still be sung of the Battle of the Peak.’
– Gandalf. The Lord of the Rings, Volume II: The Two Towers, Book 3: The Treason of Isengard: Chapter 5: The White Rider.

morethanphotography:Triangle by ekarbig
‘From the lowest dungeon…

ponderation: Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1  A glimpse of the…


Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1 

A glimpse of the Lonely Mountain, from the vantage of denizens on the opposite shore, perhaps Raft-elves going about their business after delivering barrels to Lake-town

Majesty Reflected by JohnRogers1 

A glimpse of the…

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…


Pure Power II by Zeenah

Their horses were strong and of proud bearing, but rough-haired; and one stood there without a rider, Aragorn’s own horse that they had brought from the North; Roheryn was his name.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 2 The Passing of the Grey Company

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…