mere

mere, m.n: the sea; a mere, lake; an artificial pool, cistern.

mere

Image: ‘Grendel’s Pool’, by John Howe, one of my favourite illustrators of the poem Beowulf. I love how tall and menacing those cliffs are around the mere! Howe has illustrated loads of fantasy literature, in addition to doing the concept art and design for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.