Saint Sebastian in art, detail (Guido Reni, Nicolas Régnier, Paul Delaroche, Jusepe de Ribera)
Brutus: (kneeling) I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery, Caesar, desiring thee that Publius Cimber may have an immediate freedom of repeal.
Caesar: haha then what? ;)
The glories of nature. What are men compared to rocks and mountains?
Grond was the great warhammer of Morgoth Bauglír, the first Dark Lord, which he wielded in the First Age. It was also referred to as the Hammer of the Underworld. He wielded it when he fought with Fingolfin, who challenged him to single combat after much of the Noldorin were defeated in the Dagor Bragollach.
During the Third Age, Sauron, Morgoth’s trusted servant and his successor as the Dark Lord, perhaps in homage to the Hammer of the Underworld, gave the name Grond to an enormous battering ram forged in Mordor to smash open the gates of Minas Tirith.
These are the words of the prophecy called “Seven Visions of Seven Trials of the Incarnate.
What he puts his hand to, that shall be done.
What is left undone, that shall be done.
On a certain day to uncertain parents
Incarnate moon and star reborn.
Neither blight nor age can harm him.
The Curse-of-Flesh before him flies.
In caverns dark Azura’s eye sees
And makes to shine the moon and star.
A stranger’s voice unites the Houses.
Three Halls call him Hortator.
A stranger’s hand unites the Velothi.
Four Tribes call him Nerevarine.
He honors blood of the tribe unmourned.
He eats their sin, and is reborn.
His mercy frees the cursed false gods,
Binds the broken, redeems the mad.
He speaks the law for Veloth’s people.
He speaks for their land, and names them great.
The Great Houses of Westeros. [credit]
Literature Meme | 1/1 Epic: Paradise Lost
What matter where, if I be still the same,
And what I should be, all but less than he
Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th’ Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.