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Haleth by steamey Haleth by steamey
Caranthir offered to Men his lands to live in protected, but Haleth refused, for now she was chosen a Chieftain, being of great heart and no less in valour than her kinsmen. Next year she led her people to Estolad; and after a time again urged them to move further westward.
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:iconlilyoftheval5:
One of my favourites, nice to see her depicted so well.
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:iconsteamey:
Pleasure to hear it).
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:iconneranella:
Great artwork. :blackrose:
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:iconthearbl:
She really looks the part of chieftain (chieftan-ess?) in this picture. Nicely done.
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TurnerMohan Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've always thought of the three houses of the edain (the first men to come into the west); Beor, Haleth, and Marach/Hador, as corresponding in their physical and societal descriptions to the three major "types" of western european peoples (as reckoned by the academic community of tolkien's time) respectively the "mediterrenian, alpine(celtic), and nordic/teutonic types" which would make the woodsmen of brethil (and certainly their descendants in dunland, who share a very british/english history of conflict with the very anglo-saxon-like, hador-descended rohirrim) a kind of celtic people, with a tough matriarch like Haleth fulfilling a Boudicca-type role. You've caught that perfectly here.

really superb piece of work.
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:iconsteamey:
Wow.Sometimes i forget how detailed and historical the world of Middle-earth.
Above all i like strong female characters.Stieg Larsson says about it in epigraphs to his books,that the importance of women in the real history greatly underestimated.They went into battle on a par with any man.Long before the Middle Ages.
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TheDalesShallRise Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
She was one tough cookie, it could not have been easy convincing them to follow her or denying an Elf-lord. Go Haleth!
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:iconnatallie-alcantara:
Another brave woman created by Tolkien. That is exactly why I love his books.
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SvalaW May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! The colours are so bright and lively. I love how you did the expressions and poses.
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