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AulŽ is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

AulŽ the Smith (from Valarin AȝŻlÍz—the second character is a yogh) is a Vala, Smith of the Powers and concerned with rock and metal. During the creation of Arda, AulŽ was most involved in building the continents and mountains. He constructed Angainor, the chain of Melkor, and the vessels of the Sun and Moon. He is husband to Yavanna. His name apparently means invention.

AulŽ created his own race of beings, the Dwarves, because he was unwilling to wait for the Children of Ilķvatar to appear. Ilķvatar knew of this and even as AulŽ was instructing them He chastened AulŽ. AulŽ repented, offering his children to Ilķvatar, and Ilķvatar accepted them as His adopted children. Since Ilķvatar had decided that the Elves were to be the first-born race, He made the Dwarves to sleep until the Elves appeared on Arda.

When the Elves came to Valinor, the —oldor became the students of AulŽ. FŽanor was his greatest pupil, and from him learned the craft to make the Silmarils. On the Flight of the —oldor, the —oldor who returned to Valinor under Finarfin renamed themselves Aulendur, Followers of AulŽ.

Several Maiar were associated with AulŽ: Sauron, before being corrupted by Melkor; and Curumo, who later went to Middle-earth as an Istar to combat Sauron.

AulŽ's genealogy

        Ilķvatar
        |  | | |____________________________
        |  | |________________             |
     ___|  |___________     _|_______      |
     |     |          |     |       |      |
   AulŽ = Yavanna   VŠna = OromŽ  Nessa = Tulkas

Note that while all six people mentioned in this family tree share Ilķvatar as a father, only Yavanna and VŠna and Nessa and OromŽ are actually considered siblings of the six.



Ainur of Middle-earth
AinulindalŽ (Music of the Ainur)
Lords of the ValarManwŽ | AulŽ | OromŽ | Irmo (Lůrien) | NŠmo (Mandos) | Tulkas | Ulmo
Queens of the ValarVarda | Yavanna | VŠna | EstŽ | VairŽ | Nessa | Nienna
The Enemy:  Morgoth (a.k.a. Melkor)
MaiarEŲnwŽ | IlmarŽ | OssŽ | Uinen | Salmar | Sauron | Melian | Arien | Tilion | Gothmog
Curumo (Saruman) | Olůrin (Gandalf) | Aiwendil (Radagast) | Alatar and Pallando | Durin's Bane
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