Category: elves

For the Elves the world moves, and it moves both very swift and very slow. Swift, because they themselves change little, and all else fleets by: it is a grief to them. Slow, because they do not count the running years, not for themselves. The passing seasons are but ripples ever repeated in the long long stream. Yet beneath the Sun all things must wear to an end at last.’
`But the wearing is slow in Lórien,’ said Frodo. `The power of the Lady is on it. Rich are the hours, though short they seem, in Caras Galadhon, where Galadriel wields the Elven-ring.‘

tolkienmatters:

Valacirca, Quenya for “Sickle Of The Valar”, was a constellation of stars. Known as the Wain or Plough to the hobbits, and the Great Bear to Men. The stars came from Varda, Queen of the Valar. She created the stars from the dew of Telperion the White Tree, Elder of the Two Trees of Valinor. The world was lit so that Middle Earth could share the light of Valinor. This was before the coming of the First-Born (Elves), and Melkor had just escaped and created his armies of evil in Middle Earth; building Angbad, his great armory. In an effort to combat his growing influence over Middle-Earth and support the coming Elves the stars were wrought. Symbols among the stars included Menelmacar, “The Swordsmen Of The Sky” in Quenya, who prophesied the Last Battle, Though it is considered to be Túrin Turamabar. The Valacirca was created as a sign of doom to Melkor, seven stars set to swing and end Melkor. In the modern world Menelmacar is Orion and Valacirca is the Big Dipper.

“And in answer he sang a song of challenge that he had made in praise of the Seven Stars, the Sickle of the Valar that Varda hung above the North as a sign for the fall of Morgoth. Then all the strength left him and he fell down into darkness. – Beren answering the song of Lúthien Tinúviel during the battle at the Isle of Sauron. Part of the epic Lay of Lethian. The Silmarillion, Of Beren and Lúthien.  

tolkienmatters:

“Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
more fair than mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this,
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea,
that Lúthien for a time should be.”

— Beren’s Song of Parting to Luthien, Quenta Silmarillion, Of Beren and Lúthien.

tolkienmatters:

“Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
more fair than mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this,
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea,
that Lúthien for a time should be.”

— Beren’s Song of Parting to Luthien, Quenta Silmarillion, Of Beren and Lúthien.

tolkienmatters:

“Sing all ye joyful, now sing all together?
The wind’s in the free-top, the wind’s in the heather;
The stars are in blossom, the moon is in flower,
And bright are the windows of Night in her tower. Dance all ye joyful, now dance all together!
Soft is the grass, and let foot be like feather!
The river is silver, the shadows are fleeting;
Merry is May-time, and merry our meeting. Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him!
Wind him in slumber and there let us leave him!
The wanderer sleepeth. Now soft be his pillow!
Lullaby! Lullaby! Alder and Willow! Sigh no more Pine, till the wind of the morn!
Fall Moon! Dark be the land!
Hush! Hush! Oak, Ash, and Thorn!
Hushed be all water, till dawn is at hand!”

— Sung by the Elves of Rivendell following the return of Bilbo Baggins of his quest, Untitled, The Hobbit, The Last Stage.

tolkienmatters:

“Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
more fair than mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this,
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea,
that Lúthien for a time should be.”

— Beren’s Song of Parting to Luthien, Quenta Silmarillion, Of Beren and Lúthien.

tolkienmatters:

Valacirca, Quenya for “Sickle Of The Valar”, was a constellation of stars. Known as the Wain or Plough to the hobbits, and the Great Bear to Men. The stars came from Varda, Queen of the Valar. She created the stars from the dew of Telperion the White Tree, Elder of the Two Trees of Valinor. The world was lit so that Middle Earth could share the light of Valinor. This was before the coming of the First-Born (Elves), and Melkor had just escaped and created his armies of evil in Middle Earth; building Angbad, his great armory. In an effort to combat his growing influence over Middle-Earth and support the coming Elves the stars were wrought. Symbols among the stars included Menelmacar, “The Swordsmen Of The Sky” in Quenya, who prophesied the Last Battle, Though it is considered to be Túrin Turamabar. The Valacirca was created as a sign of doom to Melkor, seven stars set to swing and end Melkor. In the modern world Menelmacar is Orion and Valacirca is the Big Dipper.

“And in answer he sang a song of challenge that he had made in praise of the Seven Stars, the Sickle of the Valar that Varda hung above the North as a sign for the fall of Morgoth. Then all the strength left him and he fell down into darkness. – Beren answering the song of Lúthien Tinúviel during the battle at the Isle of Sauron. Part of the epic Lay of Lethian. The Silmarillion, Of Beren and Lúthien.  

rhivendell:

His arrows cannot pierce its hide.
I fear nothing will.”

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snowhites:

“But the Queen Arwen said: ‘A gift I will give you. For I am the daughter
of Elrond. I shall not go with him now when he departs to the Havens;
for mine is the choice of Luthien, and as she so I have chosen, both the
sweet and the bitter. But in my stead you shall go, Ring-bearer, when
the time comes, and if you then desire it. If your hurts grieve you
still and the memory or your burden is heavy, then you may pass into the
West, until all your wounds and weariness are healed. But wear this now
in memory of Elfstone and Evenstar with whom your life has been woven!’ And
she took a white gem like a star that lay upon her breast hanging upon a
silver chain, and she set the chain around Frodo’s neck. ‘When the
memory of the fear and the darkness troubles you,’ she said, ‘this will
bring you aid.”

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