A devout great-grandmother in Brazil recently had quite the religious revelation. She spent years praying to a Lord of the Rings figurine – under the mistaken impression it was St Anthony.
The hilarious mishap was discovered by the woman’s great-grandaughter Gabriela Brandão, a makeup artist in Brazil.
In a Facebook post which has gone viral, she pictured the figurine with the caption: “The funniest discovery of 2016.”
“My great-grandmother prays to this Saint Anthony every day…. But look closer”
Gabriela included a screenshot of a Google image search result for “Elrond figure. Lord of the Rings 3” which shows an identical figurine. Elrond is an elf played by Hugo Weaving in the film adaptation of Tolkien’s classic ‘The Hobbit’.
The post has since been shared almost 4,000 times. Gabriela later confirmed she has found a genuine St Anthony figurine for her great-grandmother.