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The Great Architect of Tirion
Among the first elves who awoke in Cuiviénen, only one devised structures of wood and stone large enough to dwell in. She was called Ontamë, the Mason, and she delighted in all that sprung from beneath her feet. Only Mahtan’s love of the earth rivaled her own and the two were wed on the shores of the Sea of Helcar beneath the stars.
She journeyed to the Blessed Lands with the Host of Finwë and set to work building great towers, halls, courtyards, and palaces as soon as she arrived on its shores.
In Valinor she taught many in the ways of masonry and founded a school of architecture in Tirion. Chief among her students were Anairë, wife of Fingolfin and their son Turgon. As well as Finrod, and Galadriel of the house of Finarfin. And later her great grandson Celebrimbor.
She bore one child, Nerdanel who wed Fëanor the only son of Finwë and Míriel Serindë. Together they gifted Ontamë with seven grandchildren whom she adored. She was a doting grandmother who nurtured curiosity and a love of the arts in her grandsons. And they loved her as if she were a second mother.
Celegorm was most alike her in mood and Caranthir the most alike in face.
She remained in Tirion with her husband and daughter, and did not return to Middle Earth with the host of Noldor after the Darkening.
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celebrimbor with his uncles <3
(top left to right: curufin, ambarussa, maedhros, celegorm, maglor (crouching), caranthir)
(amrod, celegorm, caranthir, tyelpe, maglor, amras, maedhros)
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the weight of a name - part 1
summary: names are a sacred thing, but the memory of angband is a pervasive grime that sticks to the mind. maedhros recalls a name of old that he can no longer bring himself to be referred to..
content warning for heavy scarring, slight language
a bit darker than my usual content, so big apologies in advance 🙇♀️ this is quite an old comic i had sitting about from May, and given i was a bit busier this weekend i worked on this on the side instead of answering asks (business as usual as soon as i can!). i was studying Maria Llovet’s comic style when I was working on this so if you’ve ever read Luna and notice some stylistic similarities that’s it!!
i have several further thoughts on this so that’ll be under the cut for ramblings lol
- naming seems like a really big deal among the eldar given how much time and love Tolkien put into it! so personally I think each and every one of the names they give their children/themselves are very very sacred
- so after angband, I’ve always headcanoned Maedhros as refusing to be referred to as ‘Maitimo’ anymore. Nelyafinwe is bearable, Nelyo still used by his brothers, and Russandol becomes more commonplace- but never Maitimo. And so in this case Fingon, who has always called him Maitimo since they were kids and is a creature of habit, learns why
- i also think Melkor (in this particular comic) places an emphasis on using Maedhros’ mother name idk maybe because Feanor went by his mother name? a petty, spiteful kinda thing. he seems like a really petty guy.
- the concept of Melkor taking Maedhros’ mother name from his identity is... idk how to put it, but perhaps its both in a physical and psychological sense? ofc, there’s the whole idea of Maedhros being unable to stomach hearing ‘Maitimo’ anymore which is the obvious answer, but also... hear me out here... what if Melkor had a little book of names he’s taken from people? which sounds silly but subsequently ‘binds’ that little bit of them to him, so long as it isnt destroyed. maybe sauron’s black magic is involved.... ueh i think im kinda going off the rails here, but i am BOLLOCKS at explaining so if you need me to be more coherent feel free to hmu whenever
- anyways ive been thinking way too much abt this for now, so i really wanna do a part 2 featuring Rog(er) and his funny name in the future, maybe! idk when but head empty... for now! 👻
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Throwback with a redraw! We’re returning to one of my favourite kidnap fam pieces, Fire and Smoke / Wrath and Grief, and giving it a revamp! (Sept 19, 2020 vs June 4, 2021)
With this one, I decided to show the Fëanorians’ eyes as a way to show their emotion, but hopefully also portray how the twins could potentially see them. I also went with an hourglass shape because ... Well, the Fëanorians must feel like they’re on borrowed time now, especially with the small period of respite that they have with the twins.
And I also think it looks cool! You can cover the top or bottom half and interpret the story differently, if you’re not already familiar with the Silmarillion loll (like Maedros holding a sword and looking murderous, as opposed to him carrying a child in the safety of his cloak -- and when you put them together, you get the Third Kinslaying lmaoo).
I also added closeups of the twins, especially for Elrond XDDD Gotta remove the cloak to show off his blob roumdness! :DDD
These will be up as prints in my Inprnt shop if anyone’s interested!
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