Maia Itarilde Picture

An illustration of a pseudonym. Pen and ink, scanned into photoshop to be touched up and smoothed out.

In Greek mythology, Maia is the eldest of the Pleiades and mother of Hermes. Or, it can refer to one of the race of angelic beings à la Tolkien.
Itarildë, meaning “sparkling brilliance,” is the Quenyan name for Idril, daughter of Turgon of Gondolin, wife of Tuor, and mother of Eärendil the Mariner.
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