Húrin wedded Morwen, the daughter of Baragund son of Bregolas of the House of Bëor; and she was thus of close kin to Beren One-hand. Morwen was dark-haired and tall, and for the light of her glance and the beauty of her face men called her Eledhwen, the elven-fair; but she was somewhat stern of mood and proud. The sorrows of the House of Bëor saddened her heart; for she came as an exile to Dor-lómin from Dorthonion after the ruin of the Bragollach. Túrin was the name of the eldest child of Húrin and Morwen, and he was born in that year in which Beren came to Doriath and found Lúthien Tinúviel, Thingol’s daughter. Morwen bore a daughter also to Húrin, and she was named Urwen; but she was called Lalaith, which is Laughter, by all that knew her in her short life.

“The Childhood of Túrin” - The Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien

it’s that time again, folks! it’s time to thank ALL of you for your love and support so far with Finduilas! you 301 followers,  have no idea what it means to me that you all have stuck around! we’ve been around for another year, now, and I couldn’t do this without any of you! So, now for the best of friends I have made, the ones who I’m still intimidated by, and the honorable mentions! 

{ Friends! }

@turambar-masterofdoom : my darling, I could not be where I am without you! I love our little ship and could not imagine them being any other way. we’ve come so far from them just having awkward conversations, to hiding in conference rooms or cuddling on couches. You have made Finduilas the kind and caring woman she is, and our character developments together give me life! thank ou for sticking around <3

@thegreatstrongbow : Oh my goodness my precious one <3 I love how our bbies went from bickering in the woods, to now being engaged! So exciting! Finduilas loves him so much and I have come to enjoy our times fangirling over them and planning everything that happens to them! You’ve been around since the beginning, and I cannot thank ou enough!

@thefatedfinwe : HEY YOU, YOU LITTLE SHIT! I can’t tag all of your blogs, so I’m tagging the main one. I FREAKING LOVE YOU. You’re so good to me and I don’t know what I’d do without you and your jokes and our angst between ALL of our ships! I also love the bantering and sarcastic remarks we have while I watch you stream final fantasy. You have given findu the love and attention she has always sought out, and you do it in so many ways! You’re the bomb dot com and I hope you never go away!!!

@hasty-riser : Can I just say, holy. shit. We have come SO far from the beginning! I always felt like I was bothering you when I would send you asks, but Tyelko and Findu, I have to say, have had the most development so far with ANY of my relationships! There’s so much between these two, that it makes me squeal when they interact. They’re just such smart asses with each other, and Findu can’t really do all the things she does with Tyelko with other people. Thank you for bringing out the wild child that has been hidden within her! 

@halfblessedhalfcursed : Oh sweet child! I love both the relationships that Fin has with her brother, and one of the first woman-loves of her life! Gil is such a kind and understanding brother, I don’t know what we have done to deserve him! Oh, and little tea Kettle! Findu is so madly in love with her, it’s ridiculous. She never thought she could fall so hard for another woman, but shiiit. Has she swooned hard! I love planning with you and putting all our angsty shit out there and ugh. You’re just a wonderful all around person!

@artaresto : So, you, my dearest, have been around LONGER than any of the honorables above. I love that fin and ory get along at times, but can be just shit heads to each other in the next few seconds! I love plotting with you and letting our wild children have their ways or argue at the top of their lungs. Ory has definitely made findu such a rebel (along with the help of tyelko), but let’s be honest. Daddy didn’t raise no fool! Thank you SO much for sticking with us and through all of our bullshit! You’re the best!!

@alyathefair : Oh my Jo, you rock my socks off! You have been there for me when I needed someone to cry to! And I’ve done my best to be there for you in return! I could not have asked for a better friend! I love our muses, and how they all act together and misbehave. Ugh. And our OOC chats, I die laughing! Hours and hours we can pull this stupid shit, and it’ll never get old. I’m glad I don’t get on your nerves <3 

@sashaofravenlock : ALL OF OUR ANGST IS AMAZING. Why are our children so cute?! I could not have asked for a better friend in all my days! I love that we can just plot and talk and just wander off topic about horses and donkeys and ugh. It’s so amazing and I cannot WAIT until we are able to meet up next year after we’re both graduated!! How exciting?!?! You’re the best therapist around, chica! Love you lots!!

@minstrelmaglor : Oh my sweet Eru. I cannot ever get enough of our children together! They’re so sweet and our angst that we have plotted out for the rest of their lives gives me LIFE. No matter how long we go without talking or anything, it’s like nothing ever happened! We just pick up right where we left off and it’s AMAZING. Miss you lots and hope you’re doing well!

@warden-of-lorien : Can I just say that I love your muse so much! He’s such a sweet little thing and Findu can’t get enough of him! I love the chemistry they have and I love plotting with you as well! Don’t be afraid to jump into my mailbox! We enjoy you very much!!

@ar-pharazon-the-fallen : MY KITTY! Oh I love how Fin and Calion get along. They’re literally like siblings and I cannot get enough! I love how they can be such little shits one minute, but super sweet and caring for another in the next moment. Ugh. They’re precious and I have no idea what I would do if I had never met you! 

{ intimidators! }

@0rome / @lordofelves / @mikhailvalhidris / @celeborn-of-doriath (yes, I know it’s silly, but still!)
@sorrowssinger / @lordofhimring / @sonsofelrond / @burkhanlig
@enviousking / @bxstiion-a / @crxwnedwiththxrns / @regnumverus

{ honorable mentions}

@feanors-daughter / @goldenhairedadvisor / @oropherrrrr / @aratinwe
@vardathestarkindler / @nolofinwefingolfin / @xstardomes / @finarfiniel
@sassykingofmirkwood / @goldenglorfindel / @kneel-to-the-playboy
@countlestarsofheavensfield / @thelostelvenking / @goldenglaurung
@sonofguilin / @ingwionthevanya / @lostmyway-twice / @singeroftheair
@theferalgrace / @wandersinstarlight / @the-secondchief 
@blacksmithofrivendell / @armandgreenstone / @wrathenduring
@finwendie-the-valiant / @florawhitfoot / @thegoldendaughter
@blessedhorselord / @morgoth-the-darkone / @lordofnargothrond
@ireth-ar-feiniel / @maethor-od-eryn-lasgalen / @nevui-penim-miruvorrr
@xtinuviel / @lordofthegoldenflower / @theelvenscholar / @loquacion
@survivor-of-gondolin / @silvereyedmaiden / @calaeriloflindon
@annatarlordofgifts / @urwen-lalaith-elf / @woodlandminstrel 
@wanderingarcherviola / @stewardessofmirkwood / @theironhanded
@iwillplantitwhenireturnhome / @silivrenel / @debonairelvenking
@tarinya / @faithlessavarin / @daeron-the-flautist / @gisbxrne
@silverladyofthevalley / @celebrimbor-lordof-eregion / @ellerybaratheon
@thelostspiritcole / @martyrxdking / @smaugiiisms / @highqueenfindis
@linge-elenya / @kniightiisms / @banner-bearer / @rondo-tarmenel
@elegantevenstar / @saeltalagan / @the-melkor-dark-lord / @deargifted
@bxnditqxeenfrxja / @thefirstprincevardamir / @winterchilds
@vanyarinmother / @thepoeticson / @elroskingofnumenor / @enxredis
@braidedfate / @youkeepyournastychips / @meermxn / @nyesamla
@ihaveagiftforyou / @lonely-mountain-ruler / @fingon-son-of-fingolfin 
@aquasdestiny / @haradsent / @aryareborn / @silver-vessel
@elrohirofimladris / @silver-singer / @filiasagittariis / @fire-and-arrow
@tindomenis / @saelind / @spuriius / @sauron-theabhorred
@lordofbarad-dur / @theladynindeofrivendell / @thefirstspringrain
@fxrestforged / @starofgondolin-rps / @angelofvega 
@neverparted / @elenathen / @daleiisms / @inxcontrol
@miranhas / @the-golden-warrior / @wayward-warden / @calenefite
@thoseofdoom / @river-walker / @bloodiedsurvival 
@chieftess-of-the-haladin / @multimentium / @propriussicario

Here it is my painting for the @tolkiensecretartexchange!
@brightlady-lise I hope you like it! I chose a happy ending for Children of Hurin. In an alternate universe I imagine Túrin and his sisters (Beleg too!) alive and happy.

From left to right: Beleg, Urwen/Lalaith, Túrin, Nienor and Mablung. I decided to draw a campfire scene, I thought it would fit the Christmas mood.

Happy Holidays! :)

anonymous asked:

yo how about a Top Five morwen moments

Anon…. first of all, thank u for this wonderful ask! Second, sorry for taking so long, and finally… I also apologize bc idk if you wanted a fun yet eloquent post full of quirkness and zing moments, but when it comes to Morwen, I just can’t hahahahaha

Here are my top 5 fave moments :’) I hope they are not so different from yours!!

1. Morwen the witch

But so great was the beauty and majesty of the Lady of Dor-lómin that the Easterlings were afraid, and dared not to lay hands upon her or her household; and they whispered among themselves, saying that she was perilous, and a witch skilled in magic and in league with the Elves.

- The Silmarillion, chapter XXI “Of Túrin Turambar”

But they dared not yet lay hands on the Lady of Dor-lómin, or thrust her from her house; for the word ran among them that she was perilous, and a witch who had dealings with the white-fiends.

- The Children of Húrin, chapter IV “the departure of Túrin”

Great was the courage and majesty of Morwen, and many were afraid of her, and whispered that she had learned black magics of the Gnomes.

-HoME, the Quenta, part 12

Basically the part where she’s so BAMF that even though she’s poor, dispossessed (again!!) and at danger of starving, the Easterlings are scared shitless of her B)

Canon even since Tolkien decided that Dor-Lómin would be invaded after the Nirnaeth, basically pure classic Morwen, 10/10

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Children of Húrin AU

I’ve always felt a bit cheated by the fact that despite the title - “The Children of Húrin”, the story was actually 90% Túrin. And I don’t dislike Túrin.

So I had this AU in my head where Urwen (Lalaith), Túrin’s sister, doesn’t die and goes with him to Doriath.

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In a completely and utterly amazing twist of fate, I have reached 1000+ followers. First of all: what are you all doing here? Second of all: when I started this blog back in December I never dreamed it would get this far, and I am constantly amazed and humbled by the wonderful friends I’ve made on here. So, without further ado, here is my bias list.

The High Court (A.K.A. The Baes)

elvenkingthrandythesonofgirion x giftfromthevalardaughteroferynlasgalen x ithiliellcaptain-glorfindel x thecrashingriver x wandering-maglormaedhroswhy x i-dream-of-oceans x starfleckedtree x oropherrrrr

The Prince’s Patrol (A.K.A. The Baes I Love But Just Don’t Talk To As Much, Unfortunately)

ladyoflionheartkidhuzur-upndar x anunierofmirkwoodi-walk-0n-starlight x linkingal x dark-lord-morgoth x feaofanor x first-son-of-finwe x halcinenda x rohirric-aeofen x lady-dwarrow x kinghaldir x ainu-melehta x littlegreenleafofmirkwood x annatar-lordofgifts x elegantevenstar x elvenlord-elrond x himthond x t-hran-d-uil x iaranthranduil x thraaaaaaaanduuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiil x holy-cricket-i-lost-my-burglar x izar-zaldun x marchwarden-haldir x lacrimosa-magnolia x white-lady-of-greenwood x ruuuuumiiiiiiil x redheadedcaptain x silvanxlf x wanderingarcherviola x heartofmirkwoodx x murkhith x urwen-lalaith-elf x rosiegamgeedancing x lordofthegoldenflower x driftinglightofthewoods x castoutbymyown x castile418 x borderofardaandgensokyo x edhellenhadhod x aearlin x sodonewithdwarves x @womaninthedeepocean x youngqueenofmirkwood x ancientdragonofnight

The Prince’s Subjects (People I Love But Haven’t Talked to Much/Have Admired From Afar)

warhornofgondor x nolofinwefingolfin x queenthorinoferebor x spark-of-inferno x ithilielthehealer x thefatedfinwe x hasty-riser x notdaddyslittleprincess x littlestfinwe x lastsonofthehouseofhurin x theelvenscholar x goldenhairedadvisor x elbereth-x x kinglyforestfairy

The Twins (Other Leggys I Love)

elfeyedlegolasshxrp-shxt x edhelernil