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dr4gonland:sea of clouds by Turan ReisStill therefore, after the…

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Still therefore, after the Long Night, the light of Valinor was greater and fairer than upon Middle-earth; for the Sun rested there, and the lights of heaven drew nearer to Earth in that region. But neither the Sun nor the Moon can recall the light that was of old, that came from the Trees before they were touched by the poison of Ungoliant. That light lives now in the Silmarils alone.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

dr4gonland:sea of clouds by Turan ReisStill therefore, after the…

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

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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

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The Red Barrier by Max Rive

Therefore at that time…

dr4gonland:Wolf by Wonderful Dream Picture Isil the Sheen the…

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Wolf by 


Isil the Sheen the Vanyar of old named the Moon, flower of Telperion in Valinor; and Anar the Fire-golden, fruit of Laurelin, they named the Sun. But the Noldor named them also Rána, the Wayward, and Vása, the Heart of Fire, that awakens and consumes; for the Sun was set as a sign for the awakening of Men and the waning of the Elves, but the Moon cherishes their memory.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

dr4gonland:Wolf by Wonderful Dream Picture
Isil the Sheen the…

morethanphotography: Blue by barenstaden Tilion had traversed…

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Blue by barenstaden

Tilion had traversed the heaven seven times, and thus was in the furthest east, when the vessel of Arien was made ready. Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls. Then indeed Morgoth was dismayed, and he descended into the uttermost depths of Angband, and withdrew his servants, sending forth great reek and dark cloud to hide his land from the light of the Daystar.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

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Blue by barenstaden

Tilion had traversed…

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

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Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in concert with the eruption of a solar flare — seen as a bright flash of light — in this imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured Jan. 12-13, 2015.

Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being
from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 2/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit Arien the…

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The Sun in extreme ultraviolet

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Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 1/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit
Arien the…

obscvred:Source | PhotographerThese Yavanna took; and then the…

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These Yavanna took; and then the Trees died, and their lifeless stems stand yet in Valinor, a memorial of vanished joy. But the flower and the fruit Yavanna gave to Aulë, and Manwë hallowed them, and Aulë and his people made vessels to hold them and preserve their radiance: as is said in the Narsilion, the Song of the Sun and Moon. These vessels the Valar gave to Varda, that they might become lamps of heaven, outshining the ancient stars, being nearer to Arda; and she gave them power to traverse the lower regions of Ilmen, and set them to voyage upon appointed courses above the girdle of the Earth from the West unto the East and to return.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

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scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher Too bright were the…

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by Peter Mohrbacher


Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

The transformation process as Arien assumed her new role would be quite the spectacle. (Image 2/2)

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher
Too bright were the…