Harani a'kaheyla de'shanuay
Lelandra, my identity when I was a wizard on RiverMOO , and vanity domain name, www.lelandra.com, is an expression of my own fascination with Faery and the Elentari.
My own feel for the elvish race includes the nobility of Tolkien's elves, the attention to duty of Williams' Sithi, and the ability to understand and manipulate the probability matrix (strands of starlight) of Baudino's elves. I am most interested in the race distinct from the diminutive winged sprites that so enchant most modern day fae devotees.
Neopaganism would be in harmony with elvish worship, but at the same time a completely different phenomenon, as unrelated as New Age borrowings are to authentic Native American ritualism. Concepts of discipline, duty, and flowing in harmony with the universal song (des'tai) make my own feel of what elvish spirituality to be like to have more in common with oriental spiritualities, especially Taoism and Shinto than modern day Wicca.
Artists of the Belle Epoque seem to have had a connection which has only begun to return today. The flowing lines and plant-inspired writhing curves of elvish craftsmanship are very similar to the best efforts of the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) movement of the early part of this century. One of the most famous artists in this style is Alphonse Mucha.
Go here to see my latest elvish project: a comparison of Tarot decks that have something elvish about them.
I've discovered out on the web an amazing assortment of elvish pages, many of which go beyond tributes to authors. Of course, since I first did this page, a zillion more have shown up, and I'm not even attempting to provide a definitive sampling at this point...
Faerie Art (A site like this page, but with a broader focus than elves and dedicated to Artists, rather than Authors)
Fifth Way Mystery School A HIGH ELVISH WORKING BASED UPON J. R. R. TOLKIEN'S MYTHIC WORLD
On The Fae by Denny Baze and Carissa Brown: types of fae with which they are familiar
The Elfling FAQ - Excellent detailed advice on studying Tolkien languages, especially the Elvish ones. This is the FAQ for an online mailing list (a good place to find people who have expertise in these languages). "If you want a translation, what is the polite way to proceed? Do a little work on your own. Go to the Etymologies, or to Ardalambion, and at least try to find the words you want. If you canít find the words, or need help fitting them together once youíve found them, THEN come ask on Elfling, and welcome! You might even discover an interest in the languages you didnít know you had - and then you can derive real benefit from Elfling, and become a valued contributor as well."
Ardalambion Of the Tongues of Arda, the invented world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Mellonath Daeron Mellonath Daeron is the language guild of Forodrim, both founded in 1972. We study the languages created by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular Quenya and Sindarin, and the writing systems known as tengwar and cirth. A few results of our efforts are available on these pages.
Tol Gannel This is so cool - it's has an online course on how to speak Sindarin (HŻl - Gannelian Sindarin Course)
TengScribe - a utility that allows you to write text in Roman letters (the ones West Europeans and Americans normally use), select a Tengwar mode, and have the text transcribed to Tengwar.
Maendeithad Edhellen by D. Daniel AndriŽs - Elvish Hand-Writing (Calligraphy). He has some beautiful work displayed here.
Dan Smith's Fantasy Fonts for Windows - Tengwar, Cirth and more!
Writing With Elvish Fonts - A guide explaining the basics of using Daniel Smith's Tengwar fonts (and compatible ones). No previous knowledge of Tolkien's invented alphabets is required.
quenya lapseparma - Quenya Baby Name Book - renderings of English names into Elvish. Joan is Eruantale.
Behind the Name - What does your English name mean? One approach to translation is to work with that.
Quenya Egroup - This is a mailing list for people to practice reading and writing in Quenya (and for other people to correct them :->). Immersion method!
Willows Grove - Ellen Evert Hopman (author of A Druid's Herbal, Tree Medicine - Tree Magic among other books)
SilverElvesThe Eald of the Silver Elves
SilenielWell to the Otherworld
AmanjakuTir Nan Oc
LanthinelTuatha de Dannan and the Sidhe
Buck YoungAn Historical Overview of the Whereabouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites, and Dryads, Past and Present.
The Bard's GuildArchive Page