Category: silm

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | crossover | The E…

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | crossover | The Elves +
The Belle Époque

The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French for “Beautiful Era”) was a period of Western history characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In the climate of the period, the arts flourished. Many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a “Golden Age” in contrast to the horrors of World Wars. A public’s nostalgia for the Belle Époque period was based on the peace and prosperity connected with it in retrospect.

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Fingolfin & …

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Fingolfin &
Anairë

Fingolfin’s wife Anairë refused to leave Aman,

but all her children went with their father..

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Ingwë Ingweron |…

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
Ingwë Ingweron | The High King of all the Elves



Ingwë is the King of the Vanyar and the High King of all the Elves. He was the leader of the first Kindred of Elves of the Vanyar tribe and his name means “first one, Chief” in Quenya.


Ingwë was reckoned as High King of all the Eldalië, the Elves of the Great Journey, and because of this he is called Ingwë Ingweron, the “Chief of the Chieftains”. He lived in Taniquetil, ruling from beneath Manwë High King of Arda.



amazing art (detail) by Choistar

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Finrod and Amar…

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
Finrod
and
Amarië

According to the Quenta Silmarillion, Amarië did not follow Finrod into exile. The Grey Annals add to this that she wasn’t permitted to follow
him. In the Shibboleth of Fëanor we read that ‘Finrod left his wife in Valinor and had no children
in exile’. No name is given here, but it seems likely that this refers
to to Amarië. 
After his death
Finrod went to the Halls of Mandos, ‘but it is said that released soon
from Mandos, he went to Valinor and there dwells with Amarië (Grey
Annals).

The Silmarillion aesthetic | N u m e n o r | …

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
N u m e n o r | Tar-Míriel

&
Ar-Pharazôn


But Pharazon came to her, and she was glad, and forsook the
allegiance of her father for the time, being enamoured of Pharazon.
And in this they broke the laws of Numenor that forbade marriage
even in the royal house between those more nearly akin than cousins
in the second degree. But they were too powerful for any to gainsay
them.

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Of Thingol and M…

The Silmarillion aesthetic |
Of Thingol and Melian 

Melian sat long in silence beside Thingol the King, and her thought
passed back into the starlit years and to their first meeting among the
nightingales of Nan Elmoth in ages past.

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Oromë, The Hunte…

The Silmarillion aesthetic | Oromë,
The Hunter, Lord of Forests

‘and Orome blew great blasts upon his horn as though he would awake the grey
rocks to life and lustihead. Behold, at these blasts the great forest reared and
moaned about the hills, and all the trees of dark leaf came to being, and the
world was shaggywith a growth of pines and odorous with resinous trees, and
firs and cedars hung their blue and olive draperies about the slopes, and yews
began the centuries of their growth.’

olympiians: modern feanorians  → feanoryou ca…

olympiians:

modern feanorians  → feanor

you can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.

siriuxs: T h e  H o u s e  o f  F i n a r f i …

siriuxs:

T h e  H o u s e  o f  F i n a r f i n

Like all of Finwë’s sons, Finarfin founded his own house after his marriage to Eärwen daughter of Olwë in YT 1280. The couple had four children: Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. Finarfin was said to be the fairest and wisest of Finwë’s sons. Uniquely among the Noldor he and his descendants all had golden hair inherited from his mother, so his house was sometimes called “The Golden House of Finarfin”.

The Silmarillion aesthetic | The First House …

The Silmarillion aesthetic | The First House of The Noldor |

Maglor

Between the arms of Gelion was the ward of Maglor, and here in one place
the hills failed altogether: there it was that the Orcs came into East
Beleriand before the Third Battle. Therefore the Noldor held strength of
cavalry In the plains at that place; and the people of Caranthir fortified the
mountains to the east of Maglor’s Gap.