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And as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots; and silence was over all the world in that hour, nor was there any other sound save the chanting of Yavanna. Under her song the saplings grew and became fair and tail, and came to flower; and thus there awoke in the world the Two Trees of Valinor. Of all things which Yavanna made they have most renown, and about their fate all the tales of the Elder Days are woven.
 
The one had leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining silver, and from each of his countless flowers a dew of silver light was ever falling, and the earth beneath was dappled with the shadow of his fluttering leaves. The other bore leaves of a young green like the new-opened beech; their edges were of glittering gold. Flowers swung upon her branches in clusters of yellow flame, formed each to a glowing horn that spilled a golden rain upon the ground; and from the blossom of that tree there came forth warmth and a great light. Telperion the one was called in Valinor, and Silpion, and Ninquelote, and many other names; but Laurelin the other was, and Malinalda, and Culurien, and many names in song beside.
 
In seven hours the glory of each tree waxed to full and waned again to naught; and each awoke once more to life an hour before the other ceased to shine. Thus in Valinor twice every day there came a gentle hour of softer light when both trees were faint and their gold and silver beams were mingled. Telperion was the elder of the trees and came first to full stature and to bloom; and that first hour in which he shone, the white glimmer of a silver dawn, the Valar reckoned not into the tale of hours, but named it the Opening Hour, and counted from it the ages of their reign in Valinor.
This is my addition to Team Edain’s journey through Week 2 of the Silmarillion Read-Along! I tried to add in lots of details, like incoporating the heraldic devices for the Silmarils. More pics here.

Hopefully I’ll have time to do another piece based on this week’s chapters…
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teamainur:

teamainur:

Meet the Ainur Giveaway #2
The giveaway rules are simple enough:
you should be participating in the Silmarillion read-a-long (if you’re not, join us here)
you should reblog this to make sure Ainur - awesomeness is spread to all corners of Arda - check out the Meet the Ainur Party
and you should go take a look at this fantastic artist
The winner will receive a custom made picture of their favorite Ainur and will be announced on August 1st!

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teamainur:

teamainur:

Meet the Ainur Giveaway #2

The giveaway rules are simple enough:

  1. you should be participating in the Silmarillion read-a-long (if you’re not, join us here)
  2. you should reblog this to make sure Ainur - awesomeness is spread to all corners of Arda - check out the Meet the Ainur Party
  3. and you should go take a look at this fantastic artist

The winner will receive a custom made picture of their favorite Ainur and will be announced on August 1st!

Reblogging because of time zones

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teamainur:

Meet the Ainur Giveaway #3
The giveaway rules are simple enough:
you should be participating in the Silmarillion read-a-long (if you’re not, join us here)
you should reblog this to make sure Ainur - awesomeness is spread to all corners of Arda - check out the Meet the Ainur Party
and you should visit this amazing artist’s blog
The winner will receive a personalized Silmarillion centric painting and will be announced on August 1st!

teamainur:

Meet the Ainur Giveaway #3

The giveaway rules are simple enough:

  1. you should be participating in the Silmarillion read-a-long (if you’re not, join us here)
  2. you should reblog this to make sure Ainur - awesomeness is spread to all corners of Arda - check out the Meet the Ainur Party
  3. and you should visit this amazing artist’s blog

The winner will receive a personalized Silmarillion centric painting and will be announced on August 1st!

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What makes you think we came alone?

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With Manwë dwells Varda, Lady of the Stars, who knows all the regions of Eä. Too great is her beauty to be declared in the words of Men or of Elves; for the light of Ilúvatar lives still in her face. In light is her power and her joy. Out of the deeps of Eä she came to the aid of Manwë. Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars.

With Manwë dwells Varda, Lady of the Stars, who knows all the regions of Eä. Too great is her beauty to be declared in the words of Men or of Elves; for the light of Ilúvatar lives still in her face. In light is her power and her joy. Out of the deeps of Eä she came to the aid of Manwë. Of all the Great Ones who dwell in this world the Elves hold Varda most in reverence and love. Elbereth they name her, and they call upon her name out of the shadows of Middle-earth, and uplift it in song at the rising of the stars.

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Thank you darlings! I’m really happy to have you all. Love you

3 days ago
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1930k:

a major moment in history

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San Diego Comic Con 2014 - Once Upon A Time (26 July) [х]

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The air was rich with the smells of earth and leaf. Lady would have liked this place, she though. There was something wild about a godswood; even here, in the heart of the castle at the heart of the city, you could feel the old gods watching with a thousand unseen eyes… help me, she prayed, send me a friend, a true knight to champion me.

The air was rich with the smells of earth and leaf. Lady would have liked this place, she though. There was something wild about a godswood; even here, in the heart of the castle at the heart of the city, you could feel the old gods watching with a thousand unseen eyes… help me, she prayed, send me a friend, a true knight to champion me.

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A year ago we stayed up till 3 am talking
And today I don’t know how to even say hey
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creepsvillecentral666:

Reasons why October is the best month:

  • Cold but dry weather 
  • Everything is pretty colours
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pumpkin coffee
  • Everything being made to look spooky
  • Horror movies on TV all the time
  • Halloween
  • Jumper weather
  • Dressing up as scary things
  • Hot drinks
  • Lots of sweets

The smell of dying leaves

If u don’t like October get the FUCK outta my house

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lovesolitudes:

i actually feed on intelligence

i love it when people know a lot about a lot of things

about music, films, religion, beliefs, history

i love listening to peoples opinions 

i love big words

i want to suck in all these smart things like a sponge

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GOD HAVE MERCY  [2/2] Places - Morgana’s Castle in season 5

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Ungoliant was an evil spirit in a form that greatly resembled a massive Spider who dwelt in Avathar prior to the First Age. 

Ungoliant’s origins are shrouded in mystery. It is thought that she may have been one of the Maiar, or a lesser spirit, whom Melkor corrupted long ago, but she is not listed among the Ainur. It is also said that she came from the darkness above the skies of Arda, leading some to believe that she may be an incarnation of darkness or emptiness itself. What is known is that during the Age of the Trees she had disowned Melkor and lived independently in Avathar.

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