Pre-Silmarillion speculation on the roles and powers of the Valar in Middle-earth, and why they seem to be depicted as fallible and not entirely omnipotent.
"The Singular Incompetence of the Valar,"
Tolkien Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/tolkien_journal/vol3/iss3/2
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