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Ten cats of Queen Beruthiel by steamey Ten cats of Queen Beruthiel by steamey
I have found not enough information on this character, so I get a picture of blonde about 40 years. Not a witch or evil kind of Galadriel, but just tired, unhappy woman with quirks.
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thequeensthrall Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Fantastic piece!
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Audrina-Mystique Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
The reason you can't find anything about this character is because there isn't really anything. it's one of the only times a random idea came that Tolkien never explored.
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steamey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Yes, and it's unfortunately not uncommon. A character can have a name, but mentioned only once or acting for some parts of the story as a nameless person.
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Aredhelebenesse Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh, how I love this little mention of Queen Beruthiel and the fact that her one little white cat leaves all the visable fur traces on her cloths! :D
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Such is all white cats)
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thefireinhell Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I've been waiting for someone to draw her!!!! Ahhhh the cats!
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steamey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
He he))
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MaidAlana Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Crazy cat lady - Tolkien style.
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steamey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
He-he)
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Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Oh I always wondered what she was like... very funny, that a woman that is in some sentences in a book can get one's favourite...
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steamey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This is only my interpretation of story.Most imagine her as a dark-haired woman with evil face,but I wanted to portray her as a blonde middle-aged woman,tired, unhappy and sullen.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually do picture her as being a good deal younger than her husband (but still much older than Tarannon's nephew Earnil). I picture her as a blonde too. I've seen a number of people draw Beruthiel as Middle Eastern or African looking, but I don't think it's likely that she looked like that. (The Far Haradrim were black, though I highly doubt that Beruthiel was from Far Harad.)
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steamey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
African looking?!Wow.Radically.
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, I love your description! :XD: And the picture is wonderful! I always did wonder about her...
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
The appearance could make her easily 80 by the standards of Numenorian blood, which at the time had not thinned much. Her gaze as depicted by you could be read as analytical, or probing, as if to ask the viewer why he comes to request an audience. (If you had made all the cats mirror her glance, it would have been most sinister! :) )
. Beruthial wasn't a crazy cat lady, her pets were trained familiars, used to go on errands or spy on people, and punished if she was displeased with them. The white cat was her go-between and favorite. Tolkien did not say outright she was a witch or sorceress, but her loveless marriage to Falastur probably included royal displeasure at her interests. We might think it not too threatening, but the use (seeming or not) of magic to compel animals to action would have been unpopular with the people of Gondor, who would not have thought it harmless or humorous at all.
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steamey Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I think that training cats spying on people was the result of an unhappy personal life(as it is now would be concluded psychologist).All what she needed is a little bit of love,sex and two or three children.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beruthiel has such a tantalizing portrait in Tolkien's brief characterization of her, you really want to know more about her and why she and Falastur didn't click. A king involved in empire-building, a magic-using queen, the Black Numenorians of Umbar, the martial-minded nephew, a queen written out of history, but remembered in folklore... A fanfic writer could have a lot of fun there.
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helcarosse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Love it!! Not many people think of her, but I found the references to her and her cats very intriguing :) I was actually picturing her dark haired but aside from that this is really close to my image of her. Beautifully done!
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yes,I thought why not try to draw blond hair.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Those cats are beautiful! I love the texture of their fur!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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noleme Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Great rendition, very lifelike!
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Great picture, love the different eye colours :)
She was a black Númenórean though [link]
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Yeah...She was a gloomy person...
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:iconerynlasgalenphotoart:
She always reminds me of Snow White's evil stepmother for some reason ;)
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Probably because she is also blonde).
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
By the way, I have not found information which color was Berutiel hair - black or bright...Оо
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TimelordWitch10 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Hahahaha! I kind of pictured her as a crazy cat lady too. Gondor had to have at least one...
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
^^ I wanted to draw her since I read the `Silmarillion`)
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holliguado Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
wow. i like the colors of the cats' eyes. very interesting piece
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steamey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I needed to distinguish them from each other)
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