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An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth – May 18, 2014


DeviantArist HorheSoloma created this stunning recreation of the Sword of Ecthelion using 3dMax2011. Though Tolkien did not describe any inscription on the sword, the artist has added these inscriptions on the blade: “Shine the Light! Run Night!” and “Revenge is coming.” You can purchase the 3D model here. (spotted by Middle-earth News contributor Myla)

If you want to learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien, this page provides some good background about The Professor for those just getting started. And it’s a very easy read with lots of pictures! (spotted by Middle-earth News reporter Amanda)

Even if you love The Lord of the Rings movies, chances are you’ve had a moment when you question why on earth your favorite characters make the decisions and choices that they are making. Robert Tiemstra at What Culture knows a bit of how you feel, and he has compiled a list of 20 Idiotic Decisions Made by Characters in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Did he mention all of your gripes or did he leave something out? (spotted by Middle-earth News reporter Lily)

It’s not specifically Tolkien-related, but this gorgeous and intricately planned video of New Zealand scenery will certainly make you feel as though you’ve been granted a glimpse of the wonders of Middle-earth. (spotted by Middle-earth News reporter Lily)

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