The Silmarillion aesthetic | King Elu Thingol…

The Silmarillion aesthetic | King Elu Thingol


A King there was in days of old:
ere men yet walked upon the mould
his power was reared in cavern’s shade,
his hand was over glen and glade […]
Of silver grey his crown was wrought,
the starlight in his banners caught ;
and silver thrilled his trumpets long
beneath the star in challenge strong ;
enchantment did his realm enfold,
where might and glory, wealth untold,
he wielded from his ivory throne
in many pillared halls of stone.

(The Geste of Beren and Lúthien
by J.R.R.Tolkien)