Thread: The Rings of Power?
My question is: who created the rings of power? It is suggested that at least the dwarven rings were not created by Sauron, only tainted by him. And the elven rings were created by Celebrimbor, and were not tainted by Sauron, which is why he couldn't control them with the One Ring, right? Why didn't the seven dwarf lords become like the Nazgul? Who created the seven rings and the nine rings? Were they created because the men and dwarves were jealous of the Elves' three?
... but Of The Rings Of Power And The Third Age relates, concerning Sauron (who came with war to Eregion): 'Seven rings he gave to the Dwarves; but to Men he gave nine,...'
I tend to believe this a bit more than the Dwarvish version
Another account reveals only that Celebrimbor, under torment, revealed where the Seven were bestowed. This detail is from a roughly composed outline, not published by Tolkien himself -- though JRRT himself did not publish Of The Rings Of Power as well, and plenty of other texts now in print, in any case.
And Vek555, the Dwarves were created by Aule, such that they were stubborn in friendship and enimity. They ill endure the dominion of others. That is why they could not be bent to the power of the Will of Sauron.