lammoth

I wonder if, after Melkor was cast into the Void, Mairon would ever sneak away to Lammoth and wander there in loneliness, hoping to hear the echo of his Master’s voice.  Was that place still there then?

“Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains.  Therefore that region was called Lammoth; for the echoes of his voice dwelt there ever after…” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains. Therefore that region was called Lammoth, for the echoes of his voice dwelt there ever after, so that any who cried aloud in that land awoke them, all the waste between the hills and the sea was filled with a claumour as of voices in anguish. 

(2/? instrumental mixes for terrifying tolkien week)

01 Calenhad Docks - Inon Zur. 02 Lighthouse Music - Hans Zimmer. 03 The Seal People - Atli Örvarsson. 04 The Forbidden Line - James Newton Howard. 05 The Sacrifice - Mike Morasky. 06 Monk With Bell - Batman Begins. 07 The Fog Finale - John Carpender. 08 The Well - Hans Zimmer. 09 End Credits - The Babadook. 10 Maurice - Joseph Bishara. 

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Track: Lammoth.

Album: Nightfall in Middle-Earth.

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Trying my hand at some landscape sketches. Here’s Eglarest and Lammoth, from the Silmarillion.

Drawing this made me come up with all sorts of headcanons about Eglarest, since the story never goes there in any detail. In my version it’s a wooden cliffside settlement connected by a system of gangways and ladders, with fields and pastures on the clifftop. The main entrance is a long ramp through a cleft in the rock, whose upper end is guarded by a giant statue of Ulmo.

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Middle Earth History Meme:  {2/2} Locations:  The Lammoth

In a ravine Ungoliant lived, and she took the shape of a spider of monstrous form.  There she sucked up all light she could find, and spun it forth into darkness.  Morgoth sought her out to assist in the poisoning of the Two Trees of Valinor.  After his theft of the Silmarils, Ungoliant demanded all that Morgoth possessed.  In his right hand he held close the jewels, but he would not open it.

But Ungoliant had grown great, and she rose against him, and her cloud closed about him, and she enmeshed him in a clinging web to strangle him.  Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains.  Therefore that region was called Lammoth, the Great Echo.

The echoes of his voice dwelt there ever after, so that any who cried aloud in that land woke them, and all the waste between the hills and the sea was filled with a clamor of voices in anguish.  The cry of Morgoth in that hour was the greatest and most dreadful that was ever heard in the northern world;  the mountains shook, and the earth trembled, and the rocks were riven asunder.

by ~Jossand

‘Blackheart!’ she said. 'I have done thy bidding. But I hunger still.’ 'What wouldst thou have more?’ said Morgoth. 'Dost thou desire all the world for thy belly? I did not vow to give thee that. I am its Lord.’

'Not so much,’ said Ungoliant. 'But thou hast a great treasure from Formenos; I will have all that. Yea, with both hands thou shalt give it’.

Then perforce Morgoth surrendered to her the gems that he bore with him, one by one and grudgingly; and she devoured them, and their beauty perished from the world. Huger and darker yet grew Ungoliant, but her lust was unsated. 'With one hand thou givest,’ she said; 'with the left only. Open thy right hand.’

In his right hand Morgoth held close the Silmarils, and though they were locked in a crystal casket, they had begun to bum him, and his hand was clenched in pain; but he would not open it 'Nay!’ he said. 'Thou hast had thy doe. For with my power that I put into thee thy work was accomplished. I need thee no more. These things thou shalt not have, nor see. I name them unto myself for ever.’

But Ungoliant had grown great, and he less by the power that had gone out of him; and she rose against him, and her cloud closed about him, and she enmeshed him in a web of clinging thongs to strangle him. Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains. Therefore that region was called Lammoth; for the echoes of his voice dwelt there ever after, so that any who cried aloud in that land awoke them, and all the waste between the hills and the sea was filled with a clamour as of voices in anguish.


— The Silmarillion, Chapter IX: Of the Flight of the Noldor

It has been told that Fëanor and his sons came first of the Exiles to Middle-earth, and landed in the waste of Lammoth, the Great Echo, upon the outer shores of the Firth of Drengist. And even as the Noldor set foot upon the strand their cries were taken up into the hills and multiplied, so that a clamour as of countless mighty voices filled all the coasts of the North; and the noise of the burning of the ships at Losgar went down the winds of the seas as a tumult of great wrath, and far away all who heard that sound were filled with wonder.
—  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, p.106 (Of the Return of the Noldor).

I was tagged by @lauralot89

Rules: Put your music on shuffle and write the name of the first ten songs that come on, then tag ten people.

1. Defying Gravity – Kristen Chenoweth & Idina Menzel
2. Awake – Jeremy Soule
3. Deep in Grief – 梶浦由記
4. Lammoth – (not really a song exactly but an album track so engh?) Blind Guardian
5. Ave Maria – 梶浦由記
6. The Lethal Temptress – The Mendoza Line (tw: heavily implied suicide)
7. Cead Deireannach Nam Beann – Mary Jane Lamond
8. The Howling – Within Temptation
9. The Requiem – Linkin Park
10. Old Rugged Cross – Kilmaine Saints (sacrilege, probs)

I tag @thecat-queen and, um, do this if you want to?