Naugrim History and Origins
They were created by Mahal (known as Aulë), unlike Elves and Men, who were created by Ilúvatar. Aulë created the seven fathers of the Dwarves, but he didn’t have divine power to grant independent life. Ilúvatar came to reprimand Aulë, but instead he went and tried to destroy the dwarves in repentance.
Then, the dwarves begged for mercy, as Ilúvatar took pity on them, granting them space in his plans for Arda. Eventually they were adopted as Children of Ilúvatar.
There were seven clans of the Dwarves, who are:
- Longbeards (Durin’s Folk)