#AtoZChallenge: Yavanna, Yuletide

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Yavanna Kementári is one of the great Valar Queens. She is the eldest sister of Vana and married to Aulë. According to elven lore she considered second only in might to Varda. Her powers are connected with growth and life. According to other lore it is believed she created the first kelvar and olvar (fauna and flora) in Middle-Earth. Her most known accomplishments were the making of the trees, Telperion and Laurelin.

Yuletide is a holiday-period/festival that men celebrated and the hobbits adopted during the early years of the Third Age. It is a six-day festival that they continued to celebrate even after they settled in the Shire. It fell between December 29th and January 2nd. Our yuletide would be New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. 🙂

Look forward to your comments. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Yavanna, Yuletide

  1. Awesome! I did Yule as well today.

    Watched Five Armies yesterday! Oh, the anger! I was yelling at the tv even though I knew what to expect. Sigh. It’s always my favorite characters. Wah!!!

  2. Jemima Pett

    My Yuletide runs from the Solstice (20th or 21st December) through to New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day being the start of something else – the year, that is! I don’t know whether there’s an official yuletide but it’s just an ancient folk celebration of midwinter, really.

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