'Last of all Húrin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Húrin cried: 'Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!’ Seventy times he uttered that cry, but they took him at last alive…’ - Of the Fifth Battle, The Silmarillion.

Húrin, by Fragoulis



Music video by Jeremy Rotsztain for Russian IDM musician COH features colourful yet minimal geometry composed by sound-responsive algorithms - video embedded below:

BECHA-KPACHA is an algorithmic music video for the electronic musician COH. The song’s tittle (pronounced Vesna Krasna) was taken from an old Russian poem and roughly translates “Spring the beautiful”, though it can also mean “Spring the red.”

The animation reference’s traditional Russian folk patterns, commonly known as Hohloma. In these patterns, colorful plant leaves expand and twist around one another while fruit grows along side. These patterns were a starting point for this sound-responsive animation.

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Tuor & Túrin relationships and Children of Húrin sketches

EDIT: I added marks/keys for the relationships

- Tuor and Túrin relationships: Brothers Húrin and Huor, cousins Rían and Morwen, Tuor son of Huor and Rían, Túrin son of Húrin and Morwen, Idril wife of Tuor, and Niënor sister-wife of Túrin.

- “Farewell, O twice beloved!” Niënor saying goodbye to an unconscious Túrin before committing suicide after discovering their relation and mistaking him for dead. 

- Suicides of Niënor and Túrin, Túrin also commits suicide after discovering his relation to Niënor and news of her death. 

'Now Beleg was sorely wounded, but he was mighty among the Elves of Middle-earth, and he was moreover a master of healing. Therefore he did not die, and slowly his strength returned; and he sought in vain among the dead for Túrin, to bury him. But he found him not; and then he knew that Húrin's son was yet alive, and taken to Angband.' - Of Túrin Turambar, The Silmarillion.

Túrin Captured, by Catherine Chmiel