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0278 » Silmarillion 2022 » Ch 1: Of the Beginning of Days – Part 2

Having established their home in Valinor of the Blessed Realm, the Valar begin a new work: the Two Trees of Valinor. What are the Two Trees and what is their significance for Middle-earth? Furthermore, how do they prepare the way for the coming of Elves and Men, and work against the dark designs of Melkor? Join us as we discuss the second half of The Silmarillion, Chapter 1: Of the Beginning of Days!

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

But the light that was spilled from the trees endured long, ere it was taken up into the airs or sank down into the earth; and the dews of Telperion and the rain that fell from Laurelin Varda hoarded in great vats like shining lakes, that were to all the land of the Valar as wells of water and of light. Thus began the Days of the Bliss of Valinor; and thus began also the Count of Time.

– The Silmarillion, Chapter 1: Of the Beginning of Days

CONTENTS

  • Quote of the Week » 2:22
  • Synopsis » 6:30
  • Yavanna & Nienna Create The Two Trees of Valinor » 9:00
  • A Description of the Two Trees » 18:30
  • The Bliss of Valinor » 29:50
  • The Valar and Their Individual Concerns » 33:10
  • The Natures of Elves & Men » 45:30
  • Death As Ilúvatar’s Gift » 54:50
  • Haiku » 1:08:10

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