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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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ladylatex555 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
In Celtic lore females fought alongside male warriors.
steamey Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Those who had a strong spirit - deserve it, I suppose.
Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
 "For though I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, I have the heart and stomach of a King, as well as a far bigger brain between my ears than some I could name."

 <Everybody laughs>

 "Now pack up and MOVE IT boys and girls; we're getting out of this meat-grinder if we have to SWIM out!"

 Most excellent work, Steamey and please forgive me for placing my delusions of Humour under it.I am a dummy! 
lilyoftheval5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
One of my favourites, nice to see her depicted so well.
steamey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Pleasure to hear it).
Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Great artwork. :blackrose:
TheARBL Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
She really looks the part of chieftain (chieftan-ess?) in this picture. Nicely done.
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner 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.
steamey Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
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.
TheDalesShallRise Featured By Owner 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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