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A related question is...

Elizabeth
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Mar 8 2013, 2:26am


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...what were Yavanna's powers?


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Then the seeds that Yavanna had sown began swiftly to sprout and to burgeon, and there arose a multitude of growing things great and small, mosses and grasses and great ferns, and trees whose tops were crowned with cloud as they were living mountains, but whose feet were wrapped in a green twilight. And beasts came forth and dwelt in the grassy plains, or in the rivers and the lakes, or walked in the shadows of the woods. As yet no flower had bloomed nor any bird had sung, for these things waited still their time in the bosom of Yavanna;...


If she "created" the trees, plants, and animals, how did they get their sentience? The answer turns out to be very similar: she prayed to Eru, who listened:


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And Manwë said: ‘O Kementári, Eru hath spoken, saying: “Do then any of the Valar suppose that I did not hear all the Song, even the least sound of the least voice? Behold! When the Children awake, then the thought of Yavanna will awake also, and it will summon spirits from afar, and they will go among the kelvar [animals] and the olvar [plants], and some will dwell therein, and be held in reverence...


So the spirits that animate the Fox and the Ents, for example, come from Eru.







Subject User Time
A question on the powers of the Valar billzy2 Send a private message to billzy2 Mar 7 2013, 3:52am
    Short reply squire Send a private message to squire Mar 7 2013, 7:02am
    Slightly longer version of the same answer: Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 7 2013, 8:25am
        Thank you for your reply. billzy2 Send a private message to billzy2 Mar 8 2013, 12:10am
            Well, they were not all that sentient. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 8 2013, 1:40am
    Just to echo the others Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Mar 7 2013, 7:29pm
    A related question is... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Mar 8 2013, 2:26am

 
 
 

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