Word of the Day: Aulë – a smith and master of all crafts, mainly of natural substances. He was the spouse of Yavanna. His name means ‘invention’ in Quenya.
He made the Dwarves initially because he greatly desired the coming of the Children. Ilúvatar seemed pleased at first glance, then he heard Ilúvatar’s voice asking him why he wanted to do something out of his authority. Then, he repented while humbly offering his children to Ilúvatar. He dwells in central Valinor with Yavanna.