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Strom is coming | by pawel-krzan | http://ift.tt/1CH0ajU

But when Ar-Pharazôn set foot upon the shores of Aman the Blessed, the Valar laid down their Guardianship and called upon the One, and the world was changed. Númenor was thrown down and swallowed in the Sea, and the Undying Lands were removed for ever from the circles of the world. So ended the glory of Númenor.
– The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

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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…

Fragments on Elvish Reincarnation

lintamande:

erunyauve:

I’ve compiled some of the bits I found interesting from ‘Fragments on ElvishReincarnation’, published in L’Effigie
des Elfes
, edited by Michaël Devaux, Bragelonne 2014.

The
text begins with a recap of the ‘Converse of Manwë with Eru’ that appears as an
appendix to ‘Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth’ in Morgoth’s Ring.  Some of the
text that follows appears in Christopher Tolkien’s notes to this text and
others, but this is the first time it has been published as a whole.

The
‘Converse’ was written in 1959, and begins with Manwë’s presentation of the
problem to Eru:  Elves, who were supposed
to be immortal, were dying.  This comes
to a crisis point when Míriel dies.  In
Tolkien’s ‘Comments’, he writes:

The Valar were troubled,
not only because of the case of Finwë and Míriel but because of the Avari and
Sindar;  for Middle-earth was perilous to
bodies, and many had died, even before the Eldar came to Aman.
(p 102)

So,
the Valar actually did remember, and care about the Elves who were left behind?

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That is the most terrifying and disturbing interpretation of the reshaping of the world ever, I’m really annoyed with Tolkien now. Eru takes Valinor out of the world by just…killing all the Elves? Everyone who takes the Straight Road is (unknowingly) leaving the physical world behind to half-exist as spirits until the end of Arda? And the mortals who go with them just die? I knew Tolkien and I had different senses of what constituted a happy ending, but I feel weirdly betrayed now. 

(mentally files this away with ‘Teleporno’ to totally ignore)

Deep stuff. Ima trying to wrap my head around it still. But yeah, this oughta be under “Read and forget”.

Fragments on Elvish Reincarnation

The Valar are not gods, Fëanor is not a hero and the Doom was not a curse

The Valar are not gods, Fëanor is not a hero and the Doom was not a curse:

beguilingblackness:

Let me start this by saying that my opinion is the final say on the matter and that any who disagree will be drawn and quartered… Of course not, you’re all allowed to disagree with the Lord of Darkness, Master of the World and King of Men. Nothing bad will come of it 🙂

Very interesting read, both the source and esbonline‘s addendum. I just like to say: History is written by the victor. =)

The Valar are not gods, Fëanor is not a hero and the Doom was not a curse

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

beleggs:

leepacejustawesome3:

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…

sitoutside:

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
(click the link for more Awesome!Ulmo tagged images)

sitoutside:Whirlpool

by \o/Helene\o/

Ulmo is the Lord of…

morethanphotography:Teal by WarrenKeelan Ulmo is the Lord of…

morethanphotography:

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

Awesome Ulmo: Image 5a of 5
(click the link for more Awesome!Ulmo tagged images)

morethanphotography:Teal by WarrenKeelan
Ulmo is the Lord of…

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

delaneyallen:

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

Awesome Ulmo: Image 4b of 5
(click the link for more Awesome!Ulmo tagged images)

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