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Cuivienen

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It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while they yet silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar.
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J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
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Umanatar's avatar

You have an amazing talent for depicting the beauty of starlight.

aegeri's avatar

Thank you, I love stars, night sky, astronomy ... When I was young I wanted to work at the observatory :)

Crocorax's avatar

LOVE IT! :) you perfectly captured the atmosphere and the story!

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9Jerimi9Galligory9's avatar

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!

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Thank you a lot :hug:

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