Valaquenta (Silmarillion Book Club Week Two)
Valaquenta begins with a short summary of Ainulindalë. It then goes on to introduce the Lords and the Queens of the Valar, giving a bit of background information on each of them and explaining how they relate to one another. Next, we are introduced to the Maiair, spirits similar to the Valar but of a less degree. The last section is titled 'Of the Enemies' and explains a bit more about the cruelty of Melkor as well as introducing his servant Sauron.
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What do you think about the way the Valar are paired up? Do their personalities and talents compliment one another?
Do you think it's important that Tolkien left Ulmo and Nienna to dwell alone? What is the significance of this?
Which Valar do you identify with the most? Do you have any similar interests/talents?
Why is Sauron less evil than Melkor?
Reflecting on Tolkien's myth so far, what do you like about it? What feels familiar? What do you dislike?