Rachel Paige
Updated Jan 06, 2017 @ 12:42 pm
Credit: New Line Cinema, Gabriela Brandão/Facebook

Just when you think you have your whole life together, someone comes along and informs you that your religious relic is not in fact a religious relic, but rather, a Lord of the Rings action figure. Oh yeah, been there, done that.

Gabriela Brandão recently just shared a marvelous discovery to Facebook. As she notes in her photos (which we translated via Google Translate, thanks Google Translate!), she happened to take a closer look at what figure her daughter’s great-grandmother was praying to. Great-grandma thought it was a statue of Saint Anthony. However, over looking over the figure, it is not in fact Saint Anthony.

It is an Elrond figure from Lord of the Rings.

You know, one of the Lords of Rivendell, played by Hugo Weaving in the Lord of the Rings movies, who helps form the Fellowship of the Ring, and then decides to leave Middle Earth with Frodo at the very end of the saga…all that good stuff.

Hey, it happens.

At least, it’s noted, “that the prayers were equally as effective,” so go ahead and keep on praying to whatever, whoever, you want — human, saint, or half-Elf. It’s unclear if great-grandmother is STILL praying for Elrond, but hey, if it works for her, maybe we should consider buying a few more figurines for our shelf.