Category: tolkien aesthetic

I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Reeds by the shady pool, lilies on the water:

Old Tom Bombadil and the River-daughter!

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

July—another month gone by, and with that comes a new Elvish Lesson. So in the High-elven tongue, the seventh month of the year was named Cermië (Cerveth being its Sindarin equivalent). As to the meaning of that name, there are actually surprisingly few references. However, in my research I did discover that one of the meanings of the Quenya root ‘cerm’ is ‘to give’. By this, I’m assuming that Cermië was the month of harvest or plenty (though don’t take my word for it).

As for the above picture, July always reminds me of Lothlórien somehow.

Thus May comes to an end …

Speaking of May, did you know that the fifth month of the year was named Lótessë in the High-elven tongue? Lothron was its Sindarin equivalent. Both were derived from the Elvish root loth, meaning ‘flower’, in reference to the blossoming typically associated with this time of year.

As Samwise Gamgee once put it:

In western lands beneath the Sun

the flowers may rise in Spring

The Elven-realms of Middle-earth 🍂🐚🌄🌌

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Tolkien aesthetic | February 2019

Tolkien aesthetic | Oct 2018

“The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away” — Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring

• Today marks one year of tolkienenthusiast on tumblr! It’s been a good one. To celebrate, here’s a collage of some of the work I’ve done this year.

Tolkien aesthetic | Sep 2018

Autumn is in the air and it’s time to start my yearly reading of ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Tolkien Aesthetic | Aug 2018

Mirror of Galadriel | “For it shows things that were, and things that are, and things that yet may be”