by-orontes

orontes replied to your post: It’s so weird seeing so many Supernatural alums on…

In the meantime, Jensen auditioned for movies recently - apparently auditoned twice for Guardians of the Galaxy because they liked his audition at first. Didn’t get the part, but you don’t hear him bitching like this

**nods** I think him not getting the part was more about Jensen’s commitment to SPN, then about his lack of talent. 

Which is HIS main problem. :p

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Valaron

I taurar imíca ëalar sinë Eldar estainë Valar, ar Fírimar vórimavë estainentë meneldië. I heruvi Valaron nar otso; ar Valier, i tárir Valaron nar otso yando. Sinë ner essentar Eldarinessë vë nes quétina Valinoressë, ananta haryantë exë essi i lambassen Quendion Endoressë, ar essentar imíca Fírimar nar úvëa. I essi heruvion márë tárientainen nar: Manwë, Ulmo, Aulë, Oromë, Mandos, Lórien, ar Tulkas; ar i essi táriron nar: Varda, Yavanna, Nienna, Estë, Vairë, Vána, ar Nessa. Melkor ua onótina imíca Valar, ar esserya ua quétina Ardassë.

Manwë ar Melkor ner hánor i sanwessë Ilúvataro. I turalda Ainulion i túle Ardassë ner yestaryassë Melkor; mal Manwë ná meldalda Ilúvataren ar hanya maraldavë esteleryar. Nes yalda ná, quanta lúmessë, minya illi aranion: heru i araniëo Ardo ar cáno illion i marë tanomë. Ardassë alasserya ná i þúrissen ar i fanyassen, ar i ilyë nórissen i visto, i táriellon i núrannar, i vahaialdë rénar I Fano Ardo i hwestannar yar þúyar. Þúlimo nas epesserya. Ilyë lintë aiwi, poldë rámo, meliryë, ar tulintë ar lennantë canwaryanen.

As Manwë hyarë Varda, heri elenion, yë hanya ilya nórë Eö. Alta vanesserya ná úquétima quettassen Eldaron hya Fírimaron; pan cálë Ilúvataro larta er cendeleryassë. Calassë ná túrerya ar alasserya. Tumbollon Eö tuliryë manya Manwë, pan Melkor sinteryë nó i carië Lindalëo ar váquenteryës, ar Melkor tévë ar runcë Vardallo lá ilyë exi i Eru carnë. Manwë ar Varda nar lanyar úvórëavë, ar marintë Valinoressë. Mardentar nar or i lossë vorima, Oiolossessë, i vahaialda mindo Taniquetilo, antara orontion Ardassë. Írë Manwë amalenna mahalmaryanna ar etyéta, qui Varda ná arsë, ceniryë lá ilyë exë hendi, terë híþë, ar ter mornië ar or i lári ëaro. Ar qui Manwë ná arsë, Varda hlarë lá ilyë exë lári i láma ómaron ya ramar Rómello Númenna, ambollon ar nandillon, ar mornë nómellon ya Melkor ná carnë Ardassë. Valalion i marir Ardassë Eldar haryar olya laitalë ar melmë Vardan. Elentári estainantes, ar aistantë esserya et mordollo Endoro, ar ortantës lindenen ortiessë eleni.

Tigranes II of Armenia (King of Armenia c.95-56 BC, ruler in Syria 83-69 BC), AR Tetradrachm, 15.90g, Antioch. Diademed, draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara ornamented with star between two eagles / BASILEWS TIGRANOU, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rocks, holding palm-branch, before her swims the river-god Orontes, monogram on rocks, all within wreath. Bedoukian 36. 

This extraordinarily high quality coin comes from one of the many eastern kings to vex the Roman Empire in their long history. Tigranes the Great, for a time, held a vast amount of territory, stretching from Syria and the coast of the Mediterranean to the foot hills of the Caucasus Mountains and the coast of the Caspian Sea.

Tigranes fought against the expanding Romans to protect his boarders and though he lost to the Roman general Lucullus at the battle of Tigranocerta, he continued to resist both the Romans and the Persians in defense of his kingdom. He ultimately made an uneasy and embarrassing peace with Pompey Magnus which allowed him to keep his kingdom, now much reduced, until this death in 55 BC.

It has been suggested that the star on his crown may be an early representation of Halley’s Comet, which appeared in 87 BC.