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Smaug in my Fire-Moon


Apr 20 2014, 4:17am

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Smaug in my Fire-Moon Can't Post

Hi y'all,

I was just going through my pictures of the eclipse last week while I had DoS playing in the background.

I was just gazing at this pic when Kili was telling Tauriel about seeing the Fire-Moon in Dunland.

First, I wondered if PJ or Phillipa was thinking of "Blood Moon" eclipses when they wrote that line. Then I thought, "OMG! That's not the Man in the Moon... It's Smaug!"

(If you're your reading this PJ, there is still time to squeeze it in Part III) ;)

'There is some woe that lies upon you... Why will you not tell me more?'
'For that woe is past,' said Galadriel; 'and I would take what joy is here left, untroubled by memory. And maybe there is woe enough yet to come, thought still hope may seem bright.'


Apr 20 2014, 7:47am

Post #2 of 8 (105 views)
You might be on to something here (tenuously ;-) )... [In reply to] Can't Post

That's Tycho crater. Tycho (although originally named after the discoverer rather than the goddess) was a Greek goddess of fortune and luck. The Arkenstone pretty much governed the destiny of Erebor ... I bet my hat the Arkenstone is there!

What a fantastic shot of the Moon.


Apr 20 2014, 9:45am

Post #3 of 8 (89 views)
Great idea :) // [In reply to] Can't Post



"… ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”
Arthur Martine

"nowimë I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"

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Apr 20 2014, 3:40pm

Post #4 of 8 (88 views)
beautiful photos [In reply to] Can't Post

and I love the Smaug discovery!

Hop to it, Radagast, we've got dark powers to sleigh.

Ethel Duath

Apr 20 2014, 6:57pm

Post #5 of 8 (76 views)
Yes! That is Smaug! [In reply to] Can't Post

Why on Moon couldn't I have seen that before! Cool


Apr 20 2014, 11:41pm

Post #6 of 8 (68 views)
Cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

I too was wondering if that's what Kili saw. I like your view of Smaug in the fire moon (and the Arkenstone).

"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying

“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."



Apr 21 2014, 9:24am

Post #7 of 8 (56 views)
Oh Wow! That's so cool!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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Apr 21 2014, 12:04pm

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That's no less obscure than many accepted constellations! Nice work // [In reply to] Can't Post


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