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Fingolfin and Morgoth

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The battle between Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, and Morgoth, the Dark Foe of the World, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion

“For the rocks rang with the shrill music of Fingolfin’s horn, and his voice came keen and clear down into the depths of Angband; and Fingolfin named Morgoth craven, and lord of slaves. Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, iron-crowned, and his vast shield, sable unblazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crytals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered ice.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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James-Polymer's avatar
I wonder if Fingolfin could have won the fight if he had ditched his sword for a leather sling and a rounded stone...  ;) (Wink)
finarphin's avatar
Very nice illustration.
Filmsonix87's avatar
The words haven't even been invented yet for this breathtakingly gorgeous masterpiece!! You have perfectly created this very iconic scene from professor Tolkien's works and illustrated Morgoth as truly being the biggest, baddest, badass of villains!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) La la la la La la la la La la la la 
GenniGenevieve's avatar
Thank you for such a beautiful contribution to the community of Tolkien fans! Good fan art for the Silmarillion is hard to come by and this is some of the best, right here!
Gendermorph's avatar
The Silmarils on Morgoth's crown sorta reminds me of that thing Brainiac has on his forehead.
Tarturus's avatar
Excellent depiction. :thumbsup:
Fishhunter2014's avatar
I really like the scale of morgoth in this. I feel like when people try and draw him they end up just making him look like a bigger sauron from the movies.  But with this you can really get the sense that he was once one of the Valar and has the power to prove it. 
EscarionGemheart's avatar
Spoiler alert, this fight is so beautifully tragic because he perishes in the fight against Melkor. 
DarthMcBob's avatar
Fingolfin needed some serious balls of mithril to challenge that guy to a duel.
Gilglir's avatar
awesome. Fingolfin doesn't even look scared, fighting against giant Morgoth. He looks really zen and prepared for what is coming up next.
mavadohelghanmaul's avatar
Morgoth is such an interesting character 
Melgor101's avatar
awesome work La la la la 
nostalgiaqueen13's avatar
Ahhh! I didn't know he was that tall scared.... 'the 2nd'  Run Away poor Fingolfin.
GriswaldTerrastone's avatar
Fingolfin's battle cry here:

"Missed me!"
ZanarNaryon's avatar
The one time Morgoth fought himself

This pic is awesome, but issn't Melkor a little oversized?
Bloodly's avatar
Apparently his hammer causes mini-volcanoes.  So who can say?
Iggy-1-55-306's avatar
Perhaps, but we have to remember that Morgoth pinned Fingolfin's entire torso beneath half of his foot, so even if he's oversized in this picture it's still a good representation.
Koi3173's avatar
I love this part 
HogashTheOrc's avatar
omg exactly like i have imagined the scene! DDDDDD:
skullsahir's avatar
one of the most epic battles of the silmarillion
the-astronaut-369's avatar
You've captured the atmosphere and the scene as Tolkien described it brilliantly <3 It's simply incredible!
ChojinRyu750's avatar
Beautifully done
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