Day 3: Yavanna Kementari

“Some there are who have seen her standing like a tree under heaven, crowned with the Sun; and from all its branches there spilled a golden dew upon the barren earth. […] Kementari, Queen of the Earth, she is surnamed in the Eldarin tongue.”

It amuses me that the Istari were specifically handpicked by the Valar to go to Middle Earth and defend it against Sauron.  They were essentially the Wizard Avengers.  They had one job to do.

But ffs two of them just wander off for no reason; they just disappear and no one knows where they went or what happened to them.

Radagast just sits around in his forests, only chipping in when Gandalf asks him for help.

Saruman turns on everyone and becomes Sauron’s lackey.

So what I’m saying is, Gandalf is that one guy in the group project that does all the work because everyone is either absent, lazy, or picking fights with the rest of the group.  So yeah I don’t blame Gandalf for being so goddamn grumpy all the time.

Day 2: Nienna, Lady of Mercy 

“She is acquainted with grief, and mourns for every wound that Arda has suffered in the marring of Melkor. So great was her sorrow, as the music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began.”

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I happened upon a very rare pleasure of commissioning @em-niwa, whose art is not only gorgeous but they are themselves. 

Such is the Awakening of the Elves by Eru Ilúvatar near the Bay of Cuiviénen and the meeting of Oromë. It features a personal character of my own regard who is personal to my creative muse.

The Western Gods arrayed themselves in armor and when they were all ready Manwë climbed his blue chariot with three white horses of Oromë and in his hand he held a white bow whose arrows were like a gust of wind across the widest sea.