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Luthien Before the Throne by neffinesse Luthien Before the Throne by neffinesse
She let her flying raiment sweep,
enmeshed with woven spells of sleep,
as round the dark void she ranged and reeled.
From wall to wall she turned and wheeled
in dance such as never Elf nor fay
before devised, nor since that day;
than swallow swifter, than flittermouse
in dying light round darkened house
more silken-soft, more strange and fair
than sylphine maidens of the Air
whose wings in Varda's heavenly hall
in rhythmic movement beat and fall.

--The Lay of Leithian, J.R.R. Tolkien

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Britta-Bear Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say, this is my favorite Luthien artwork ever!! Thank you so much for making this!!! 
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:iconbetapleatedsheet:
As both a Tolkein nerd and dancer, this is perfect. Also, did you reference and pictures of Russian/Vagonova trained dancers? She has Vagonova hands!
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:iconseekhim:
Beautiful! I love the Luthien's etheral quality!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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TenderTurtle Dec 26, 2012  Student Photographer
So beautiful :)
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:iconbritterly:
Lovely! :)
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:iconemeraldkeefe:
This is just lovely!!!
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:iconwarork:
I like everything about this picture, its all thematically accurate in that the only light that can be seen in Angband is either coming from Luthien who is good or the Silmarils which are also good but which are placed upon Morgoth's head who is in himself darkness, both physical and physical...

A wonderful concept to be sure :D
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:iconrilwenshadowflame:
Wow, this is gorgeous. Luthien stands out so strikingly against such a dark background.
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