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0279 » Silmarillion 2022 » Ch 2: Of Aulë and Yavanna » Dwarves, Ents

After the epic span of Chapter 1, which culminated in the creation of The Two Trees of Valinor and introduced the juxtaposing natures of Elves and Men, Chapter 2 is something of an interlude, though one of great consequence. In it, we learn about the creation of the Dwarves, and the mysterious origins of other important creatures as well.

We also get a “behind the scenes” glimpse into the creative relationships of certain Valar.

The major events of Chapter 2 include:

– Aulë’s creation of the Dwarves & Ilúvatar’s Intervention Therein
– Yavanna Response to Aulë’s Secret Deeds
– Yavanna’s Collaboration With Manwë for the Protection of Her Creations, OR How The Ents Came To Be

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“For [the Dwarves] say that Aulë the Maker, whom they call Mahal, cares for them, and gathers them to Mandos in halls set apart; and that he declared to their Fathers of old that Ilúvatar will hallow them and give them a place among the Children in the End. Then their part shall be to serve Aulë and to aid him in the remaking of Arda after the Last Battle.”

– The Silmarillion, Chapter 2: Of Aulë and Yavanna

CONTENTS

  • Quote of the Week » 2:10
  • Aulë Creates The Dwarves » 5:00
  • Ilúvatar’s Response » 8:58
  • Aulë’s Defense » 13:22
  • Ilúvatar’s Mercy » 17:00
  • The Nature of Dwarves » 25:00
  • Yavanna’s Response to Aulë » 28:30
  • Yavanna Consults Manwë » 32:30
  • Yavanna and Manwë Collaborate » ENTS » 40:20
  • Haiku » 45:40

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