Encyclopedia > Maiar

  Article Content

Maiar

Fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkien's universe, Middle-earth.

Warning: Wikipedia contains spoilers

The Maiar are those spirits which descended to Arda to help the Valar to shape the World. Singular is Maia.

Each of the Maiar was associated with a particular Vala. For example, Ossė, as a spirit of the sea, belonged to Ulmo, while Curumo, who came to be known in Middle-earth as Saruman, belonged to Aulė the Smith. Others included Sauron (originally also of Aulė's people), and Olórin, known as Gandalf, who belonged to Manwė and Varda.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack Plane casualties

... Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, Calif., salesman Jeremy Glick, 31, West Milford, N.J. Kept in contact with police via ...