For some people, Lord of the Rings can become a bit of an obsession. But it seems one woman has taken things a bit further and accidently made it her religion.
A great grandmother from Brazil has just discovered she has been praying to a figurine from Lord of the Rings for years.
Gabriela Brandão posted photos to Facebook of the figurine her daughter’s great grandmother has been praying to every day.
The funniest discovery of 2016. My daughter’s great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day. But looking more closely…
Brandão had done a bit of research, and found out the Saint Anthony imposter was actually a figurine of Elrond, an elf from Lord of the Rings.
The exact figurine was available to purchase on Ebay.
And this is Lord Elrond:
To be fair, the two do have a lot in common: robes and similar-ish facial features.
Brandão told BuzzFeed they shared the bad news with great grandma:
We tried to explain right away but she didn’t understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony.