The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 2: Of Aulë and Yavanna
The War of the Jewels: Foreword
The War of the Jewels: Part Three, IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles
Timeline: Years of the Trees 1 - 1085 (Valinorean Years 3500 - 4585)
Other: Look up illustrations of Aule’s creation of the Dwarves.
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?