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open a new gallary shop in InPrnt site.…

maybe more convenient  for you t0 buy.


Earendil and Elwing silk scarve by breathing2004
Earendil and Elwing silk scarve

Eärendil means 'Lover of the Sea' in Tolkien's invented language of Quenya. However, Tolkien borrowed the name from Old English literature. Tolkien states (Letters, 297) that the name comes from Anglo-Saxon éarendel. He was struck by its "great beauty" c. 1913, which he perceived as

entirely coherent with the normal style of A-S, but euphonic to a peculiar degree in that pleasing but not 'delectable' language.

There is a poem by Tolkien dated to 1914 entitled "The Voyage of Eärendel the Evening Star" (published in The Book of Lost Tales 2 267–269). Tolkien was also aware of the name's Germanic cognates (Old Norse AurvandillLombardic Auriwandalo), and the question why the Anglo-Saxon one rather than the Lombardic or Proto-Germanic form should be taken up in the mythology is alluded to in The Notion Club Papers. The Old Norse together with the Anglo-Saxon evidence point to an astronomical myth, the name referring to a star, or a group of stars, and the Anglo-Saxon in particular points to the morning staras the herald of the rising Sun (in Crist Christianized to refer to John the Baptist).

Tolkien was particularly inspired by the lines in the Crist written by Cynewulf:[1]

éala éarendel engla beorhtast / ofer middangeard monnum sended"Hail Earendel, brightest of angels, over Middle-earth to men sent"

which can be taken as the inspiration not only for the role of Eärendil in Tolkien's work, but also for the term Middle-earth (translating Middangeard) for the inhabitable lands (c.f. Midgard).

The first line is paralleled by Frodo Baggins' exclamation in The Two Towers (the line appears in The Return of the King in the Peter Jackson films), Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima! which is Quenya, and translates to "Hail Eärendil, brightest of stars!" Frodo's exclamation was in reference to the 'Star-glass' he carried, which contained the light of Eärendil's star, the Silmaril.

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Jian Guo
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
People's Republic of China
an archi tact and painter and some designer~~~

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Gates of Argonath by breathing2004

Gates of Argonath

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12x18 Inch


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SaliviaBaker Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
briliant art. They should make them into coloured glass windows
JustinSchroeder Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You should do more artwork for movies in your style. Avengers, Harry Potter, etc.
sparky434 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
You're style is awesome. It reminds me of the style in The Secret of Kells movie.
ThomasAllenSievert Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work. I'm not sure of all the legalities, but your works would make stunning editions of Tolkien's Silmarilion, Children of Húrin, The Hobbit, and LOTR. I know I would buy them. Keep up the good work!
Miamand Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Amazing work! Love it!
alexrecoba Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing works! and such a unique style!
BrandyWoods Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love your work, amazing job! :D
This-Chick-Does-Art Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is simply breathtaking. I saw some of your LOTR art on Tumblr & was linked right here to see the rest.
knightkeb Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
your art is amazing, I am fascinated. Great work.
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