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New commemorative design to celebrate the release of the epic Rogue One, bringing a Darth Vader’s quote taken from the movie.
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Brother and sister is the 595th sentence translated into Quenya…
Aiya! It’s me again and I’m here to talk about some friends and their amazing tattoos. As you could guess from the post title, I’m talking about two people. I promise that my double posts will end soon!
First, let me talk about Judith ‘Mithrellas’ Arantes. She’s a good friend of mine and, a while ago, she asked me to translate Psalm 150 into Quenya:
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
We worked together to find some the perfect translation, with two different translations, finally going for the following:
Á lávë ilyë súliva eälar laitar i Héru
Literally, this means Let every spirit-possessing being praise the Lord. One interesting thing I found while working this translation is the intimate relation between breath and spirit in Quenya. Quoting the Quettaparma:
BREATH (noun) hwesta (breeze, puff of air), foa (puff of breath), súlë (Þ) (spirit) (earlier [MET] form thúlë = Þúlë)
As usual, check out the Tengwar version:
But this was not a simple tattoo! It has a full work of art into it! Check it out, together with a photo of Mithy cosplaying as Tauriel:
Now let’s go for the second part of the post.
I promised in my last post that you would hear more of Franz ‘Maglor’ Brehme. Well, Maglor not only tattooed the famous Not all those who wander are lost verse, but MANY other nerd culture references! Batman, Star Wars, Wheel of Time, Tolkien: you name it, he has it somewhere on his body! And Maglor is also a tattoo artist, so you can guess how tattoos are special to him.
So, let’s finish with some photos of him. Don’t get scared by the “bad boy” looks, he’s a very nice person!
That’s all for today, folks!
Another crossover here in Quenya101, of the many many many we have had already! Star Wars is nothing new here and we have mixed it a lot with Quenya & Tengwar. Football is another passion of mine and to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII and the victory of Seattle Seahawks (though I was rooting for P.Manning and the Broncos), we definitely need a post about the most fantastic sport EVER (if you don’t know it, you should!)
To my surprise, NFL recently has published a collection of Star Wars football helmets! The exact thing we do here! Crossovers. Star Wars fans will love it! Football fans will be surprised and if you’re not among both fandom, well….there’s always some new stuff to get to know and start enjoying right?
BEAUTIFUL! This is a masterpiece! Thank you, John Raya for creating them and thank you NFL for sharing them! Fantastic!!!! Also, but not the least….let’s congratulate the Super Bowl 1st time winners…..
In celebration of May, the 4th (be with you) Quenya101 proudly institutes the tradition of honoring such a prestigious saga, Star Wars. It’s also of my passions and it’s not that hard to make cool crossovers with it and Tolkien. It’s all interconnected, you know.
This day, I’ll bring you Vader! The one and only. The most iconic character of all, the one who captivated people’s attention and fear from the early minutes on. Below, check all the immortal quotes of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader a.k.a. Luke’s daddy!
It’s been a while since we had one post about Star Wars here, and this one goes to all Jedis and Siths out there, who may perhaps have half-elven blood as I do. 🙂
Above you can see both codes of the two main opposite “religious/philosophical” factions that describes the essence of each one. Strong and meaningful words they are. But who wrote them? Where do they come from? And most important…how would they be in Quenya? 😀
Eä lá felmë
Eä lá unólë
Eä lá melmë
Eä lá avacúma
Eä lá firië
ëa i Túrë
The Jedi Code established rules and modes of behavior for all Jedis. Even though it changed with time, the principles remained the same. The version brought here is a refined version made by Jedi Master Odan-Urr who lived around 5,000 BBY until 3,996 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin or the events depicted in Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope). Grand Master Luke Skywalker redefined the wording of the code when reestablishing the Jedi Order after 11 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin).
Sérë ná huru
ëa er melmë
angainorinyar nar rácinë
I Túrë leryuva ni
The Code of the Sith known as Qotsisajak in the Sith language was the mantra that reinforced the core beliefs of the Sith Order. It was considered the dark side counterpart to the Jedi Code, and was first authored on the planet Korriban in 6,900 BBY by the Jedi heretic Sorzus Syn. The code remained remarkably unchanged through the millennia, as the Sith Lord Darth Bane still taught the words of Sorzus Syn when he began rebuilding the Sith Order around 1,000 BBY, after the Seventh Battle of Ruusan.
And as a bonus round, here it’s the Sith Code in their original tongue as well as a sample of its alphabet below:
Shâsotjontû châtsatul nu tyûk.
Tyûkjontû châtsatul nu midwan.
Midwanjontû châtsatul nu asha.
Ashajontû kotswinot itsu nuyak.
Wonoksh Qyâsik nun.
Rise Lord Diefenthäler! I now pronounce you Darth Elvish and from now on you will be addressed here as The One With The Force. I’m not sure if you are a Knight of light or tend to follow the lies of the Jedi, but I can assure you: Strong is the Dark Side and….the cookies are pretty delicious! Yummy!
Well, as you can see, my buddy from Brazil, Fábio Diefenthäler (Wait? Brasilien oder Deutschland?) has got this beauty tattooed on his skin! May the Force be with you in Quenya (Nai i Túrë nauva ólë). Super cool, man! Originally thought, mixing two grand passions of mine too (Star Wars+Lord of the Rings).
The One With The Force will join the ranks and be part of the most exclusive group alongside The One With The Light, The One In Female Form & The One. 4 people from the 4 corners of the World with 1 thing in common: a kick-ass 100% legit Quenya tattoo (and you know this is kinda rare)
Special date! Special post! Star Wars at first glance may appear to have nothing to do with Tolkien & elves. Just at first glance! Actually G.Lucas has made several tributes to the work of Tolkien like naming a planet in Quenya (i.e. Endor, the planet of the Ewoks. Endor means Middle-Earth in Quenya) and making a very very special role for the Ewoks themselves (you know…little people who unexpectedly saved the day at the end against all odds…*cough…HOBBITS…cough*)
See? One paragraph and 2 huge facts that entwine Tolkien & Star Wars probably in a way you didn’t see coming.
To celebrate the date, let’s have those quote cards so widely spread in the social media featuring Star Wars characters and Quenya (of course my horse)
“What is this devilry?”
“My ears can listen the words but my eyes seem to be under a spell. I hear familiar voices but what I see are strange visions from another place…with glowing swords of light, wingless birds flying in the pitch dark skies, and Sauron taken form in a black metal suit breathing noisily. I must be bewitched by some foul trickery from the Enemy!”
Oh my…that’s something you don’t see everyday! If you have already…do it again! But if this video is new to you…get ready for devilry! Enjoy!