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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 Ñoldor
    10. Of the Sindar
    11. Of the Sun and Moon
    12. Of Men
    13. Of the Return of the Ñoldor
    14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
    15. Of the Ñoldor 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 which is the third part of The Silmarillion.


In the darkness of Middle-earth, Aulë created the Dwarves in his impatience for the arrival of the Children of Ilúvatar. He hoped to teach his skills and lore to them, and thus made the seven Fathers of the Dwarves. Fearing that the other Valar might blame his work, Aulë worked under the mountains of Middle-earth. The secret was discovered by Ilúvatar, and he spoke to Aulë of his disapproval. Therefore, Aulë decided to smite his creation and wept. And the Dwarves shrank in fear of Aulë's hammer, and Ilúvatar was moved to pity. However, Ilúvatar declared that the Dwarves should sleep until the Firstborn of his Children should arrive.

Aulë was known to the Dwarves as "Mahal" and they believed that their existence was to aid Aulë in the remaking of Arda after the Last Battle.

Though first wrought in secret, Aulë opened up to his wife Yavanna about his creations. But she worried about her own creations: the plants and trees that she had sown could be loved little by Aulë's Dwarves. Therefore, she went to seek counsel from Manwë and ask for protection of her creations. When asked about which to protect, Yavanna answered that all have their worth; but she requested that the trees should punish those who would wrong them. And Manwë sat in silence for a long while.

Yavanna recalled the Music of the Ainur, then, and a strain of music in which some of the trees lifted their branches and sang to Ilúvatar.

It was then said that, when the Firstborn (Elves) awoke, spirits also would come down into certain of the plants and animals in the form of the Great Eagles and the Shepherds of the Trees. Aulë and Yavanna, however, and the "children" of each, would often be in conflict in the ages to come.


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Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oor Aulë en Yavanna
Albanian Rreth Aulë dhe Yavanna
Arabic حول إولي و يافانا ?
Azerbaijani Aulë və Yavanna haqqında
Belarusian Cyrillic Аб Аулё і Йаванны
Bengali বিষয়ে আউলে এবং যাবান্না
Bosnian O Aulë i Yavanna
Breton Diwar-benn Aulë ha Yavanna
Bulgarian Cyrillic За Ауле и Явана
Catalan Sobre Aulë i Yavanna
Chinese 有关奧力與雅凡娜
Cornish A-dro Aulë hag Yavanna
Croatian O Aulë i Yavanna
Czech O Aulë a Yavanna
Danish Aulë og Javanna
Dutch Over Aulë en Yavanne
Estonian Umbes Aulë ja Yavanna
Faroese Um Aulë og Yavanna
Fijian Me baleta na Aulë kei na Yavanna
Finnish Noin Aulë ja Yavanna
French Sur Aulë et Yavanna
Galician Sobre Aulë e Yavanna
German Von Aulë und Yavanna
Greek Σχετικά με Άουλε και Γιαβάννα
Haitian Creole De Aulë ak Yavanna
Hindi औले और यवाना के बारे में
Hmong Hais txog Aulë thiab Yavanna
Hungarian Ról Aulë és Yavanna
Icelandic Um Aulë og Yavanna
Indonesian Tentang Aulë dan Yavanna
Irish Gaelic Maidir Aulë agus Yavanna
Italian Di Aulë e Yavanna
Javanese Prakawis Aulë lan Yavanna
Kannada ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಉಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಯವನ್ನಾ
Kazakh Туралы Аұле пен Яаванна (Cyrillic) Twralı Aule pen Javanna (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Жөнүнд Аулэ жана Яванна
Latin De Aulë et Yavanna
Latvian Par Aulë un Javannu
Lithuanian Apie Aulę ir Javaną
Luxembourgish On Aulë a Yavanna
Macedonian Cyrillic За Ауле и Јавна
Malagasy Momba an'i Aulë sy Yavanna
Malaysian Tentang Aulë dan Yavanna
Maori Mō Aulë me Yavana
Maltese Dwar Aulë u Yavanna
Norwegian Om Aulë og Yavanna
Polish O Aulë i Yavanna
Portuguese De Aulë e Yavanna
Punjabi ਆਉਲੇ ਅਤੇ ਯਾਵਨਾ ਬਾਰੇ
Romanian Despre Aulë și Yavanna
Romansh Da Aulë e Yavanna
Russian О Аулэ и Йаванне
Samoan E uiga i Aulë ma le Yavanna
Scottish Gaelic Mu dheidhinn Aulë agus Yavanna
Sinhalese ගැන ආඋලෙ සහ යවන්න​
Slovak O Aulë a Yavanna
Slovenian O Aulë in Yavanna
Spanish De Aulë y Yavanna
Sundanese Kira-kira Aulë jeung Yavanna
Swahili Kuhusu Aulë na Yavanna
Swedish Om Aulë och Yavanna
Tajik Cyrillic Аз Ауле ва Yаванна
Tamil பற்றி ஆஉலெ மற்றும் யவண​
Telugu గురించి ఆఉలె చేసి యవన్న​
Turkish Aulë ve Yavanna hakkında
Ukrainian Cyrillic Про Ауле і Яванну
Uzbek Аулë ва Яванна ҳақида (Cyrillic) Aulë va Yavanna haqida (Latin)
Vietnamese Giới Aulë và Yavanna
Welsh Amdanom Aulë a Yavanna
Yiddish וועגן אַולע און יאַוואַננאַ
Yoruba Nipa Aulë ati Yavanna