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Nienna: Lady of Mercy by Lelia Nienna: Lady of Mercy by Lelia
This characters belongs to J.R.R Tolkien's world.

She is Nienna, the Lady of Mercy and she's a Vala (a goddess), Queen of pity.

She weeps constantly but her tears are those of healing and pity, not of sadness, and often have potency; for example, she watered the Two Trees with her tears, and later washed the filth of Ungoliant away from them once they were destroyed.

She was in favour of releasing Melkor after his sentence, not being able to see his evil nature.

(thanks wikipedia)

I think that Nienna is really wonderfull she isn't the typical pain goddes loam and furious, she's calm and pious.


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:iconjeantinehobbit:
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional
Thank you ;)
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Bellissimo!
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Bellissimo!
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Paul774 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
awesome , and i don't jsut say it, i'm really in awe :) very emotional and touching picture
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:iconmonaki:
Monaki Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student General Artist
THANK YOU, someone who actually did their homework before trying to draw Nienna! Just lovely! ^.^
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:iconlittledannypocket:
LittleDannyPocket Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. I love everything. Seriously, you did a great job, I especially love the water and the willow around her. She's beautiful, awesome work :)
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:iconstudlrow-pictures:
STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
So easy to recognize.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional
Thanks :D
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know that she was Gandalf's tutor! That's interesting. I really like the feeling in this picture, and her hair looks great :)
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional
Thanks :)
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:iconsmokygouda:
smokygouda Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Gorgeous!!
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:iconwaterscolors:
Waterscolors Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011   General Artist
Aww, she has elf ears, too ;)

Very lovely work. I'm in awe of your watercolor skills!
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional
Thanks :)
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:iconanarloth:
Anarloth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, and very touching.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional
Thanks :)
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Mumatil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Where does it say shes Gandalf's tutor?

I would like to know please.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional
I copy the info in wikipedia, but If I remeber ... It was Irmo or Manwe, sorry I don't remeber really well.
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:iconmumatil:
Mumatil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
No worries. Just never heard that before. :)
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Geilie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Really beautiful!
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TimelordWitch10 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Wonderful! Exactly as I pictured her
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional
Thanks!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
fantastic! the best representation I've ever seen of her!
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional
Thank you!
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elviella Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Nienna is one of my favourite Valar :heart: I really, really like the concept of crying out of pity for others, and not because of her own sadness. It's...interesting.:)

You did a great job with her:la: She looks quite like what I imagine her to be... And she looks just beautiful, the colours you used are lovely!:D
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional
Thanks :D
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Very nice drawing...but Nienna will always seem like a crybaby to me.(No offense) Tears have always been linked to feeling of sorrow and emotional pain in my perspective.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional
Well Nienna cries for that feeling but for pity and health too
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NiennaEstel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
But she WAS a punisher, in a past time, when she was called "Fui" by Tolkien.

It's my favourite Vala ^^ , with Ulmo xP


PS: sorry for my english xP
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Lelia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional
Bueno, yo segun lo poso que recuerdo, fue una de las que castigo a Melkor.... pero es que se lo merecia y por lo general era piadosa.
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NiennaEstel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
xD lo castigó, y después de un tiempo, intercedió por él, para que lo perdonaran.
Es tan buenita =)
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Noiry Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Que te quedó muy guay, y la versión impresa también :3
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful :love: and very close to the idea I had of her.
Great job !
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional
Thanks :)
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome, it's highly deserved !
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TamagoStudio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
El agua es una pasada, la chica me recuerda a la dama Riddel del Chrono cross, ya que es una chica de pelo lacio negro con un vestido verde.
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional
Vaya desde luego está todo inventado XD
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FernGaze Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The water effects are gorgeous...
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akenoomokoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
ARGHHH una Adoradora de Tolkien! a la Hoguera con ella... jajajaj estoy de coña...
Nienna la plañidera...este personaje siempre me gusto mucho... desde luego es la pura representación de la tristeza... te ha quedado genial ;)
Para cuando un Turiín Turambar?
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional
Tendría que reelerme el Silmarilion XD Turín era el mete patas no? XDD
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akenoomokoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
jajajaja supongo que se puede decir asi si... vamos la vida de turin poco mas o menos es como la odisea... iba de un lado a otro... vamos que mas que metepatas es un jonas de la vida... un tio al que le persigue la mala suerte... es que yo me lo lei hace 11 años y no me acuerdo muy bien (deberia releermelo tb) pero la señorita wikipedia tiene una hoja de servicios de este metepatas heroico: [link] tambien tienes a NiËnor la hermana de turín que este no llego a conocer de pequeña que embrujada por el Gusano Glaurung olvido su pasado y se enamoro de turín... se casaron y todo era muy bonito hasta que, como de si de la peli de Old boy se tratase, el dragoncito de marras entra en escena y descubre todo el pastel y nienör (niniel la dama de las lagrimas) se suicida... vamos o eso es lo que recuerdo... desde luego no es una historia que tenga un final feliz...
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Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional
Yo recordaba más o menos eso, pero a a veces lo confundo con Hurín (el padrísimo) o con Tuor XD
Imaginate la reacción de Turin y Nienor "Buaaah tío vaya maaaal!!" XD
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akenoomokoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
jajajaja despues de ver Oldboy me la imagino... como diria el sargento de hierro: Es una Hijoputada! Señor!
la verdad es que yo cuando he visto el que has hecho de Nienna me he confundido con Niniel por el rollo de las lagrimas... he tardado en darme cuenta que era de otra historia... en fin la memoria ya no es lo que era antes me sabia los libros de tolkien de memoria y ahora uno patina bastante... sobretodo en el silmarillion que eran un huevo de historias embutidas en poca tripa pero que personalmente disfrute mucho mas que el ESDLA (supongo que por que el primero era en edicion de bolsillo y el segundo era un bloque de hormigon mas grueso que el antiguo testamento que me dejo una marca durante un mes con la firma de tolkien en uno de los brazos...) en fin...
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Sunvera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Lovely. :heart:
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:iconsventine:
Sventine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ella te ha quedado preciosa, pero lo que más me gusta es el fondo, en profundidad y colores
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:iconlelia:
Lelia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional
Gracias :D
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Sanmmar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Ta geniallll!!!
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Guiber-Ur Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
la ropa es genial, y el agua te ha quedado muy real
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TheAshFactor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful... nice colouring!
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