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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…

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…

beleggs:leepacejustawesome3:Ulmo (found it on pinterest)This art…

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Ulmo (found it on pinterest)

This art is by Daniel Govar.

His website is here: danielgovar.com

and he has an entire Tolkien gallery with lots of awesome art

 

Fantastic Ulmo portrait. With this, I submit my response to verati404‘s experiment to crown everyone’s favourite Vala via the teamainur blog. (Click Awesome Ulmo for more Awesome!Ulmo tagged images I’ve put up over the past 24 hours for my supporting evidence of Awesome!Ulmo’s awesome)

 

Quote (for relevance to my Middle-earth imagery images and art posts project):

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. He is next in might to Manwë, and before Valinor was made he was closest to him in friendship; but thereafter he went seldom to the councils of the Valar, unless great matters were in debate. For he kept all Arda in thought, and he has no need of any resting-place. Moreover he does not love to walk upon land, and will seldom clothe himself in a body after the manner of his peers. If the Children of Eru beheld him they were filled with a great dread; for the arising of the King of the Sea was terrible, as a mounting wave that strides to the land, with dark helm foam-crested and raiment of mail shimmering from silver down into shadows of green. The trumpets of Manwë are loud, but Ulmo’s voice is deep as the deeps of the ocean which he only has seen.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

(Also related: The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XXIII: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin)

beleggs:leepacejustawesome3:Ulmo (found it on pinterest)This art…

sitoutside:Whirlpool by \o/Helene\o/ Ulmo is the Lord of…

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Whirlpool
by  \o/Helene\o/ 

 

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. He is next in might to Manwë, and before Valinor was made he was closest to him in friendship; but thereafter he went seldom to the councils of the Valar, unless great matters were in debate. For he kept all Arda in thought, and he has no need of any resting-place. Moreover he does not love to walk upon land, and will seldom clothe himself in a body after the manner of his peers.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

Awesome Ulmo: Image 5b of 5
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sitoutside:Whirlpool

by \o/Helene\o/

Ulmo is the Lord of…

morethanphotography:Teal by WarrenKeelan Ulmo is the Lord of…

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Teal by WarrenKeelan

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. He is next in might to Manwë, and before Valinor was made he was closest to him in friendship; but thereafter he went seldom to the councils of the Valar, unless great matters were in debate. For he kept all Arda in thought, and he has no need of any resting-place. Moreover he does not love to walk upon land, and will seldom clothe himself in a body after the manner of his peers.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

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morethanphotography:Teal by WarrenKeelan
Ulmo is the Lord of…

delaneyallen:Pacific Ocean Wave CrashAnd it is said by the Eldar…

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Pacific Ocean Wave Crash

 

And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

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

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delaneyallen:Pacific Ocean Wave CrashAnd it is said by the Eldar…

sublim-ature:McLean Falls, New ZealandZac RobinsonAnd it is said…

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McLean Falls, New Zealand
Zac Robinson

 

And it is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance else that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë

 

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

 

Nonetheless Ulmo loves both Elves and Men, and never abandoned them, not even when they lay under the wrath of the Valar. At times he will come unseen to the shores of Middle-earth, or pass far inland up firths of the sea, and there make music upon his great horns, the Ulumúri, that are wrought of white shell; and those to whom that music comes hear it ever after in their hearts, and longing for the sea never leaves them again. 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.
– The Silmarllion, Valaquenta

 

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sublim-ature:McLean Falls, New ZealandZac RobinsonAnd it is said…

morethanphotography:Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari Then Ulmo…

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Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari

 

Then Ulmo answered: ‘Truly, Water is become now fairer than my heart imagined, neither had my secret thought conceived the snowflake, nor in
all my music was contained the falling of the rain….
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindale

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morethanphotography:Lyricism Rain by ShihyaKowatari