The Valar Manwë Ulmo Aulë Oromë Mandos Lórien Tulkas Varda Yavanna Nienna Estë Vairë Vána Nessa
One of the
Aratar, the eight greatest of the Valar, Aulë was the Vala concerned with the substance of Arda; rock and metal. As his name suggests, he was also the builder and inventor of the Valar. He constructed Angainor, the chain of Melkor, and the vessels of the Sun and Moon.
In anticipation of the coming of the
Children of Ilúvatar, Elves and Men, Aulë went so far as to create a race of his own, the Dwarves. Ilúvatar granted them life, but would not suffer them to be born before the Elves, so Aulë set them to sleep in Middle-earth until the Elves had awoken.
When the Elves came to
Valinor, the Noldor became fascinated by the lore of Aulë, and became his students. Fëanor was his greatest pupil, and from him learned the craft to make the Silmarils.
Angainor, Aratar, Arien, Artano, Aulendil, Children of Aulë, Curumo, Deep Elves, Durin I the Deathless, Dwarf-lords, Dwarves, Dwarves of the Blue Mountains, Eruhíni, Fathers of the Dwarves, Finwë, [See the full list...]
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