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

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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…

ikwt:The motion of the ocean (William Patino) | ikwt Ossë is a…

ikwt:

The motion of the ocean () | ikwt

Ossë is a vassal of Ulmo, and he is master of the seas that wash the shores of Middle-earth. He does not go in the deeps, but loves the coasts and the isles, and rejoices in the winds of Manwë;for in storm he delights, and laughs amid the roaring of the waves.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

ikwt:The motion of the ocean (William Patino) | ikwt

Ossë is a…

shinmakoss: Black Queen by ARTVORTEX For of the Maiar many were…

shinmakoss:

Black Queen by ARTVORTEX

For of the Maiar many were drawn to his splendour in the days of his greatness, and remained in that allegiance down into his darkness; and others he corrupted afterwards to his service with lies and treacherous gifts.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

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Black Queen by ARTVORTEX

For of the Maiar many were…

morethanphotography: ~Divine~ by wigH Some there are who have…

morethanphotography:

~Divine~ by wigH

Some there are who have seen her standing like a tree under heaven, crowned with the Sun; and from all its branches there spilled a golden dew upon the barren earth, and it grew green with corn; but the roots of the tree were in the waters of Ulmo, and the winds of Manwë spoke in its leaves. Kementári, Queen of the Earth, she is surnamed in the Eldarin tongue.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

morethanphotography:

~Divine~ by wigH

Some there are who have…

ponderation:Wave of Sunrise by medcat  …for the arising of the…

ponderation:

Wave of Sunrise by medcat 


…for the arising of the King of the Sea was terrible, as a mounting wavethat strides to the land, with dark helm foam-crested and raiment of mail shimmering from silverdown into shadows of green.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

ponderation:Wave of Sunrise by medcat 
…for the arising of the…

sitoutside:by Joe Curtin But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who…

sitoutside:

by  Joe Curtin 

But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who dwell in Middle-earth with voices that are heard only as the music of water. For all seas, lakes, rivers, fountains and springs are in his government; so that the Elves say that the spirit of Ulmo runs in all the veins of the world. Thus news comes to Ulmo, even in the deeps, of all the needs and griefs of Arda, which otherwise would be hidden from Manwë.
– The Silmarllion, Ainulindalë

Ulmo is the Lord of Waters. He is alone. He dwells nowhere long, but moves as he will in all the deep waters about the Earth or under the Earth.
– The Silmarllion, Valaquenta

 

Awesome Ulmo: Image 1 of 5
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sitoutside:by Joe Curtin But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who…

thelovelyseas:Stingray-Cayman-Sandbar 502 by Ocean Frontiers…

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Stingray-Cayman-Sandbar 502 by Ocean Frontiers Diving Adventures on Flickr.

 

But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who dwell in Middle-earth with voices that are heard only as the music of water. For all seas, lakes, rivers, fountains and springs are in his government; so that the Elves say that the spirit of Ulmo runs in all the veins of the world. Thus news comes to Ulmo, even in the deeps, of all the needs and griefs of Arda, which otherwise would be hidden from Manwë.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

 

Awesome Ulmo‘s creatures: Image 3a of 5
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thelovelyseas:Stingray-Cayman-Sandbar 502 by Ocean Frontiers…

sitoutside:Humpback whale and sky by Gaby Barathieu But mostly…

sitoutside:

Humpback whale and sky by Gaby Barathieu

 

 

But mostly Ulmo speaks to those who dwell in Middle-earth with voices that are heard only as the music of water. For all seas, lakes,
rivers, fountains and springs are in his government; so that the Elves
say that the spirit of Ulmo runs in all the veins of the world. Thus
news comes to Ulmo, even in the deeps, of all the needs and griefs of
Arda, which otherwise would be hidden from Manwë.

– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

Awesome Ulmo‘s creatures: Image 2b of 5
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sitoutside:Humpback whale and sky by Gaby Barathieu

But mostly…