January 7

Day 7

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 2: Of Aulë and Yavanna

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The War of the Jewels: Foreword

  • Prior Versions:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Three, IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you think of Aulë’s motives in creating the Dwarves? Should Illúvatar have punished Aulë and/or destroyed the Dwarves?
    2. Manwë and Yavanna referred to the song of creation. How does collaborative work enhance the outcome of Yavanna’s concern? How can collaboration enhance your creative work?
    3. What is the difference between the pride of Melkor and the pride of Aulë and Yavanna?

 
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