David and John discuss Of the Beginning of Days, Tolkien’s mythology on the beginning of light and time in Arda. After discussing the war with Melkor and the marring of Middle-earth, David and John begin their case against the leadership of Manwë. Finally, they answer listener feedback.
David and John discuss the Valaquenta, Tolkien’s introduction to the pantheon of divine entities that rule his world. After a quick breakdown of which characters to pay attention to, David and John are joined by Tolkien Scholar Marilyn R. Pukkila to discuss the themes of this passage and the Silmarillion as a whole. Finally, they answer listener feedback.