anonymous asked:

1) which trash birb is Maglor then; 2) but consider birb photos equivalent to Finrod singing to Men; 3) is Fingon a trash peacock; 4) is Fingolfin one of those male penguins who balances his precious eggs and/or chicks on the tops of his feet and covers them with a layer of his warm tummy flub in order to shuffle them safely across the ice

1) Maglor is a very confused cuckoo committing brood parasitism in reverse. Put those chicks back where you found them, Mags! 

2) Finrod would be some sort of parrot, presumably?

3) Having just googled images of peacocks fighting, can confirm they are the precisely the correct blend of majestic and slightly ridiculous. Pictured below is Fingon moments before beating the shit out of Glaurung. (’Fingon no’ says Turgon, the slightly shittier looking peacock. Fingon does not listen.)

4) That is exactly what he is and I feel like anything I could add would be utterly superfluous. Guys. Pengolfin

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Anonymous asked: “hi! i am rereading the silmarillion after many years and i’m having some trouble with the noldorin royal family’s relationships. do you know a chart that shows who was on especially good terms with who and who disliked who? or if it interests you can you talk a bit about it? i love your blog!

Oh boy, Anon, you said the magic words: Noldor and chart. So have four! First a family tree to help keep the relations straight. Then a chart showing members of the family described by Tolkien as being on especially friendly or unfriendly terms. Then a chart showing everyone’s reaction to the Oath of Feanor, and finally one showing the lineup for the departure of the Noldor from Valinor.

If you’d like to read more about the Noldorin royal family and their complicated relationships, I’ve got plenty more posts for you:

Nerdanel is out for ladies’ night with the other moms and aunties so that means Elf Papas have to babysit. Warm-up piece (kind of??) for Nolofinwean week. Also because I love this family a lot.

from left to right: Fingon & Maedhros, little Angrod & Aegnor, Fëanor & little Curufin, little Caranthir & Argon, Fingolfin with little Turgon and Aredhel, Amrod & Amras, Finarfin & little Galadriel, Celegorm, Finrod and Maglor.

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watch the Queen conquer ♛ Aredhel Ar-Feiniel

The White Lady of the Ñoldor, daughter of Fingolfin, dwelt in Nevrast with Turgon her brother, and she went with him to the Hidden Kingdom. But she wearied of the guarded city of Gondolin, desiring ever the longer the more to ride again in the wide lands and to walk in the forests, as had been her wont in Valinor.

Their sister was Aredhel the White. She was younger in years of the Eldar than her brothers; and when she was grown to full stature and beauty she was tall and strong, and loved much to ride and hunt in the forests. There she was often in the company of the sons of Fëanor, her kin; but to none was her heart’s love given.

requested by anon

Their sister was Aredhel the White. She was younger in years of the Eldar than her brothers; and when she was grown to full stature and beauty she was tall and strong, and loved much to ride and hunt in the forests. There she was often in the company of the sons of Fëanor, her kin; but to none was her heart’s love given. Ar-Feiniel she was called, the White Lady of the Noldor, for she was pale, though her hair was dark, and she was never arrayed but in silver and white.

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‘Then Aredhel was glad, and looked with pride upon her son; and telling the servants of Eöl that they went to seek the sons of Fëanor they departed and rode away to the north eaves of Nan Elmoth. There they crossed the slender stream of Celon into the land of Himlad and rode on to the Fords of Aros, and so westward along the fences of Doriath.’ - Of Maeglin, The Silmarillion.

Leaving Nan Elmoth, by Catherine Chmiel