Elderly Brazilian woman prays to Lord of the Rings figurine
It’s a mistake anyone of a religious bent can make: praying to a tiny figurine you think is a saint but is in fact Elrond, the elf lord from Lord of the Rings.
When Gabriela Brandão discovered that her daughter’s very devout great-grandmother was praying every day to Elrond Half-Elven, believing him to be Saint Anthony, she let the world know via Facebook – and her post immediately went viral. More than 3,600 people shared it.
Brandão was able to find an identical Elronds modelled on actor Hugo Weaving, above, on eBay, but how the old lady got her hands on one remains a mystery.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn