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-Varda- by RivkaZ -Varda- by RivkaZ
"It is told that even as Varda ended her labors, 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 from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while the dwelt 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."
~from The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkein


It's finally happened! I can no longer outrun the blood that runs into me from two sides of the family! I will ascend to those lofted vaults of my forbearers... -Yes. I am becoming....
A Rabid Tolkein Fanatic.
It's pretty much genetic.
Soon I will complete the Rite of Passage, so to speak, by finishing the Silmarilion, and from there, well, who knows.
Wish me luck.
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storm12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Wow, the ethereal quality of this really captures her power and might; as the Valar most feared by Melkor ;)
TsukiRima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Ethereal and Beautiful. It's truly breathtaking
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Otherworldly and fantastic. I love your idea of Varda, it really conveys her as one of the chief powers of the Valar. :heart:

And here's hoping you went through that Rite of Passage successfully! :D
Duvenel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
She is absolutely wondrous. And at least you are in good company. There are far worse things to have than Tolkien-itis.
RivkaZ Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
aww, thanks! :D I hear there's no cure for Tolkien-itis, happily. :)
Masa-chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Oh, my God. I'm so glad I found this when I searched. This is by far the best Varda I have EVER seen!

Ah, Elbereth Gilthoniel! <3

The only question I have is, are her eyes looking upward? I'm so sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm just having trouble deciphering which way she is looking. I do wear far-sighted prescription glasses, so my vision sucks up close.
RivkaZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Why thank you dear! I'm glad I could lighted your day. :)

I had intended for her eyes to be indecipherable and black, with a sort of non directional shine on them, but certainly, as a scion of starlight it would be appropriate for her eyes to be looking upwards.
Masa-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
You're very welcome. And lighten it, you did. :heart:

Ahhhh! I see, now! I totally see what you mean. You're extremely talented, I would LOVE to see more Tolkien work from you!
Lyuuin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
beautiful, and can i come with you on your (hopefully) never-ending trip?
RivkaZ Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
: D yeeeessss company!
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