Episode 03: The Mental Health of Orcs

This week we discuss Chapter 2 and 3 of the Silmarillion, “Of Aulë and Yavanna” and “Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor”

Chapter 2 Characters:

  • Aulë
  • Yavanna
  • Manwë
  • Iluvatar
  • Dwarves
  • Ents
  • Eagles

Chapter 3 Characters and References:

  • Oromë
  • Varda
  • Melkor
  • Manwë
  • Mandos
  • Ulmo
  • Melkor
  • Sauron
  • Balrogs and Orcs
  • and a whole lotta Elves

Click here for a map of the journey the Elves take.

Click here for a map of the lands of Beleriand and Ossiriand and how they match up to the more common map of Middle Earth.

Groups of Elves:

After going on my long sum up of the different groupings of Elves, I found this page in my book which breaks them all down and is very helpful.

The most important ones to remember for now, are the Noldor and the Teleri.

Other Resources:

 

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Episode 01: Team Melkor!

On this weeks episode we discuss the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta, the first two short stories in The Silmarillion.

  • Is Ilúvatar just a really terrible dad?
  • Sexism, ableims, and heteronormivity all in one chapter!
  • Creation is created!…or whatever

For reference:

 

Here is some fabulous art of the Valar and here is a brief description:

  • Melkor – The Dark Enemy, Morgoth
  • Manwë – Lord of wind and air, King of the Valar
  • Ulmo – Sea King
  • Aulë – Master of crafts and earth and all that is underneath
  • Oromë – Lord of Forests
  • Mandos – Lord of Death and judgement
  • Lorien – Lord of Dreams and Visions
  • Tulkas – Lord of Strenth (and wrestling)
  • Varda – Lady of the Stars
  • Yavanna – Giver of Fruits
  • Nienna – Lady Mourning and Weeping
  • Estë – Lady of Healing and Rest
  • Vairë – the Weaver
  • Vana – the Ever Young
  • Nessa – …she likes to dance?

Here is some art of the Maiar, and some of the ones of note:

  • Mairon  – Aka Gorthaur the Cruel aka Sauron
  • Melian – We’ll get to know her a lot in the Silmarilion.
  • Curumo – Seen elsewhere as Saruman
  • Olorin – Seen elsewhere as Gandalf
  • Aiwindel – Seen elsewhere as Radagast

 

The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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