It’s said that everyone needs something to believe in, and in this case, a great-granny from Brazil has been praying to a Lord Of The Rings character figurine FOR YEARS, mistakenly believing it to be Saint Anthony.

The hilarious discovery was made after her relative, Gabriela Brandão, a freelance makeup artist from Florianópolis, took a look at her funny grandma’s figurine and noticed that something wasn’t quite right

Because it’s 2016, Gabriela used Google to find out whether she was wrong, and instead of finding “Saint Anthony,” she found LOTR character “Elrond.” Yes, Elrond from Lord Of The Rings. Elrond, the half-elven Lord of Rivendell.

Before the reveal was made to a confused great-granny, Gabriela uploaded these pictures to with the captions “My daughter’s great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely…”

Gabriela said: “We tried to explain right away, but she didn’t understand at first.”

You’ll be pleased to know that a proper figurine of Saint Anthony has replaced Elrond, and great-granny is praying away happily once again.

Unsurprisingly, this funny fail of an unsuspecting grandma was shared over 4,000 times.

More info: Facebook (h/t: metro)

When Gabriela came to visit her great-granny she noticed something weird about her statue

A quick Google search revealed that  instead of Saint Anthony she was praying to Elrond


“We tried to explain right away but she didn’t understand at first,” her great-granddaughter said

Image credits: Father Chris

In her defence, the two of them do look alike and her prayers have probably been heard either way