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Elen Sila Lumenn' Omentielvo
Elen Sila Lķmenn' Omentielvo!
(A star shines on the hour of our meeting)

Things Elvish (nameplate)

Elf playing a harp


William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

The Green Linnet
To a Skylark

John Keats (1795-1821)

La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Ode to a Nightingale

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

who wrote The Lady of Shalott and told us of the Horns of Elfland
The Lotos-Eaters
The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

The Hosting of the Sidhe
Into the Twilight
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Song of Wandering Aengus

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

One Ring: The Complete Guide to Tolkien Resources
The Grey Havens
Spiderwebart Gallery is owned by artist Greg Hildebrandt
Rivendell Image Gallery

Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint's Web Page

C J Cherryh

C J Cherryh's Web Page
Arafel in the forest of Ealdwood

Raymond Feist

Raymond E Feist Internet Resource Index

Tad Williams

Author's Site
Fan Page
The Rime of the Ancient Trilogist
Yásira, meeting place for the Sithi

Gael Baudino

Pages of Starlight: Unofficial Website

My Own Notion

Lelandra, my identity when I was a wizard on RiverMOO , and domain name, www.lelandra.com, is an expression of my own fascination with Faery and the Elentari.

My own feel for the elvish race includes the nobility of Tolkien's elves, the attention to duty of Williams' Sithi, and the ability to understand and manipulate the probability matrix (strands of starlight) of Baudino's elves. I am most interested in the race distinct from the diminutive winged sprites that so enchant most modern day fae devotees.

Neopaganism would be in harmony with elvish worship, but at the same time a completely different phenomenon, as unrelated as New Age borrowings are to authentic Native American ritualism. Concepts of discipline, duty, and flowing in harmony with the universal song (des'tai) make my own feel of what elvish spirituality to be like to have more in common with oriental spiritualities, especially Taoism and Shinto than modern day Wicca.

Artists of the Belle Epoque seem to have had a connection which has only begun to return today. The flowing lines and plant-inspired writhing curves of elvish craftsmanship are very similar to the best efforts of the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) movement of the early part of this century. One of the most famous artists in this style is Alphonse Mucha.

Go here to see an elvish project from the early 2000s: a comparison of Tarot decks that have something elvish about them.

I've discovered out on the web an amazing assortment of elvish pages, many of which go beyond tributes to authors. Of course, since I first did this page, a zillion more have shown up, and I'm not even attempting to provide a definitive sampling at this point... More amusingly, the name Lelandra that I have used online since the days of Plato Notes in the mid 1980's, and in paper and pencil roleplaying (D&D), seems to have become an actual name... I often find I can't claim it on a new service as someone else has gotten there first.


Miscellaneous Findings on the Web

star fountain

Faerie Art (A site like this page, but with a broader focus than elves and dedicated to Artists, rather than Authors)

Elf Lore Family Inc.



Fantasy Art by Mark Ivan Cole

The Last Homely House

Lavendise Faerie Directory

On The Fae by Denny Baze and Carissa Brown: types of fae with which they are familiar

Fairy-related Links

Celtic Folklore: The People of the Mounds Articles on the Sidhe

Fantasy Art of Elfwood

Nancy Henry's art

Eldacur Technologies

Elfin Forest Software Group


The Elfling FAQ - Excellent detailed advice on studying Tolkien languages, especially the Elvish ones. This is the FAQ for an online mailing list (a good place to find people who have expertise in these languages). "If you want a translation, what is the polite way to proceed? Do a little work on your own. Go to the Etymologies, or to Ardalambion, and at least try to find the words you want. If you canít find the words, or need help fitting them together once youíve found them, THEN come ask on Elfling, and welcome! You might even discover an interest in the languages you didnít know you had - and then you can derive real benefit from Elfling, and become a valued contributor as well."

Ardalambion Of the Tongues of Arda, the invented world of J.R.R. Tolkien

Mellonath Daeron Mellonath Daeron is the language guild of Forodrim, both founded in 1972. We study the languages created by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular Quenya and Sindarin, and the writing systems known as tengwar and cirth. A few results of our efforts are available on these pages.

The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship

Tol Gannel This is so cool - it's has an online course on how to speak Sindarin (HŻl - Gannelian Sindarin Course)

The Sindarin Dictionary Project

TengScribe - a utility that allows you to write text in Roman letters (the ones West Europeans and Americans normally use), select a Tengwar mode, and have the text transcribed to Tengwar.

Maendeithad Edhellen by D. Daniel AndriŽs - Elvish Hand-Writing (Calligraphy). He has some beautiful work displayed here.

Dan Smith's Fantasy Fonts for Windows - Tengwar, Cirth and more!

Writing With Elvish Fonts - A guide explaining the basics of using Daniel Smith's Tengwar fonts (and compatible ones). No previous knowledge of Tolkien's invented alphabets is required.

quenya lapseparma - Quenya Baby Name Book - renderings of English names into Elvish. Joan is Eruantale.

Your Elvish Name

Behind the Name - What does your English name mean? One approach to translation is to work with that.

Quenya Egroup - This is a mailing list for people to practice reading and writing in Quenya (and for other people to correct them :->). Immersion method!

Realm of the Lady


Fantasy Name Generator

Elven Phrases - The tongue of Tel'Quessir (largely Tolkien's languages) arranged very conveniently. In Defense of Fantasy An Essay By Darin Hughes

Frodo's Realm

Faery Flora

Willows Grove - Ellen Evert Hopman (author of A Druid's Herbal, Tree Medicine - Tree Magic among other books)

Fairy Congress


The Eald of the Silver Elves


Elven Realities


Well to the Otherworld


Tir Nan Oc


Tuatha de Dannan and the Sidhe
Lexicon Elandra

Buck Young

An Historical Overview of the Whereabouts of Gnomes and Elves, Fauns and Faeries, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls and Bogies, Nymphs, Sprites, and Dryads, Past and Present.

The Bard's Guild

Archive Page

Elf Head


award award
award award


E-Mail Home Personal

I get a hideous amount of email every day, and so I am unable to respond to emails asking me to render your name or motto in the elvish language and/or writing. But fear not, if you examine the links above, you will see that there are other sites by which you can self-serve this type of request. There is a "quenya baby name book" site and "tengscribe" that you can go to. There is someone at elvishnames@yahoo.com who takes name requests also. Now if you have more substantial things you want to write me about, I will respond... just maybe not instantly.

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