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Of Aulë and Yavanna

The Silmarillion chapters
  1. Ainulindalë
  2. Valaquenta
  3. Quenta Silmarillion
    1. Of the Beginning of Days
    2. Of Aulë and Yavanna
    3. Of the Coming of the Elves
    4. Of Thingol and Melian
    5. Of Eldamar
    6. Of Fëanor
    7. Of the Silmarils
    8. Of the Darkening of Valinor
    9. Of the Flight of the Noldor
    10. Of the Sindar
    11. Of the Sun and Moon
    12. Of Men
    13. Of the Return of the Noldor
    14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
    15. Of the Noldor in Beleriand
    16. Of Maeglin
    17. Of the Coming of Men into the West
    18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand
    19. Of Beren and Lúthien
    20. Of the Fifth Battle
    21. Of Túrin Turambar
    22. Of the Ruin of Doriath
    23. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
    24. Of the Voyage of Eärendil
  4. Akallabêth
  5. Of the Rings of Power

Of Aulë and Yavanna is the second chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion section within The Silmarillion.

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Aulë the Destroyer by Ted Nasmith

Aulë, who was the great smith of the Valar, wished to create life whom he could teach his craft to. His impatience waiting for the Elves to awake got the best of him and Aulë secretly decided to create the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves. Ilúvatar, also known as Eru (the One), soon learned of Aulë's actions and Aulë was forced to destroy his creations. However Ilúvatar now did not want to see the Dwarves destroyed, so he granted them life of their own. However, they had to rest until the Awakening of the Elves, whom Eru had chosen to be the Firstborn of the Children of Ilúvatar.

When Yavanna, the spouse of Aulë, learned of her husband's deeds, she feared the Dwarves, or even the Elves and Men to harm her plants and trees which she loved. She went to Manwë to seek protection. Manwë spoke with her, and while meditating her wishes, he saw the Song of Creation and remembered the Vision in which Eru told him not to fear as spirits would also awake to protect what Yavanna held dear.

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