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Of the Ruin of Doriath by olga-kreuzfahrer Of the Ruin of Doriath by olga-kreuzfahrer
"Upon Doriath a heavy change had fallen. Melian sat long in silence beside Thingol the King, and her thought passed back into the starlit years and to their first meeting among the nightingales of Nan Elmoth in ages past; and she knew that her parting from Thingol was the forerunner of a greater parting, and that the doom of Doriath was drawing nigh. For Melian was of the divine race of the Valar, and she was a Maia of great power and wisdom; but for love of Elwë Singollo she took upon herself the form of the Elder Children of Ilúvatar, and in that union she became bound by the chain and trammels of the flesh of Arda. In that form she bore to him Lúthien Tinúviel; and in that form she gained a power over the substance of Arda, and by the Girdle of Melian was Doriath defended through long ages from the evils without. But now Thingol lay dead, and his spirit had passed to the halls of Mandos; and with his death a change came also upon Melian. Thus it came to pass that her power was withdrawn in that time from the forests of Neldoreth and Region, and Esgalduin the enchanted river spoke with a different voice, and Doriath lay open to its enemies."
(The Silmarillion,Ch. 22
Of the Ruin of Doriath)
PT SAI
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Dagnirglaurung Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
I immediately knew Melian and King Grey Mantle when I saw your picture. Just read past his death; you capture the sadness so beautifully. I literally just made this account to tell you so.
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olga-kreuzfahrer Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you all very much!*0*
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johncarswell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Brilliant work! I love the youth Thingol still bears even though he is dead and hundreds of years old. Nice touch.

I used this in blog post about this chapter: truemyths.org/2015/04/21/the-s…

Hope that's OK!
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olga-kreuzfahrer Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I'm so pleased <3 thank you!
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I felt so bad for Melian. :(
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Very nice (Y)
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NdrN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Beautiful!
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AnotherStranger-Me Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
A very beautiful picture of a very sad moment :(
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luckyflyingfish24601 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a sad moment :( Very well done.
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Me-Jasna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Красиво и точно! )
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fish-in-fridge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The atmosphere is well caught! Brilliant job!
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! Looked a bit like Thranduil at first...:)
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