Amen, Celebrim. The most powerful of the Maiar were capable of opposing a Vala. You must log in or register to reply here. Only if the descendants of Beren and Luthien were also Maia, which, as we know, they weren’t. Luthien was the daughter of the Sindarin Elf king Thingol and the Maia Melian, who had taken on a physical incarnation to be with the king. "But still, she was there, who was there before Sauron, and before the first stone of Barad-dûr; and she served none but herself, drinking the blood of Elves and Men, bloated and grown fat with endless brooding on her feasts, weaving webs of shadow; for all living things were her food, and her vomit darkness." She is not. The Sun and Moon are also piloted by Maiar: Arien, a spirit of fire uncorrupted by Melkor, was chosen for her radiant beauty and fierce devotion to the workings of the Valar, was chosen to guide the sun, while Tilion, a hunter in the company of Oromë, was chosen to steer the moon.. The Maiar (the singular of which is Maia) were near-primordial spirits that descended into Arda to help the Valar first shape the World. Some of the Maiar sided with Melkor before much was known about his evil, one of whom was Sauron. Maiar, as primordial spirit beings, are functionally immortal and essentially immune to the ravages of time, even from physical destruction they remain in spirit form. Maiar (Quenya, singular Maia) are entities that entered Arda to assist the Valar with shaping the world. Even if Ungoliant was a Maia, there is no evidence that Ainur spawns other Ainur (Lúthien was not a Maia).
I'm also looking for d20 3E stats for Shelob if anyone has seen them somewhere. They were supposed to be numerous, yet not many were named. —The Two Towers, "Shelob's Lair". Arien was described as "a spirit of fire". The real answer is 'Find a power level appropriate to the power level you feel is appropriate to ME as you wish to portray it.'. Thanks again. They were supposed to be numerous, yet not many were named. Like Valar, however, this power can be lost when that power is spent in hate and mockery. Five of these spirits, in the Third Age, were the incarnated Wizards. Many Maiar were not named, though they were supposedly numerous. Each Maia was associated with one or more Valar. The Maiar were less powerful than the Valar, but they did carry some resemblance.
It is suggested that the Maiar, in their service to the Valar in shaping the world, presumably had the ability to manipulate the elements and energies like their Valar counterparts. Shelob was a great Spider and the greatest offspring of Ungoliant, the primordial spider. The first chief was Eönwë, banner-bearer and herald of Manwë. The second was Ilmarë, the handmaid of Varda. The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor, https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Maiar?oldid=254480. r/TheSilmarillion: A place to discuss and ask questions about The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. In about T.A. Each of the Maiar is associated with one or more particular Vala, and were of similar stock, though less powerful. Lord of the Rings is a FANDOM Movies Community.
This is one of those questions that really has no good single answer. Being of divine origin, they can shapeshift if they so choose. The One Wiki to Rule Them All has an article about: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Gandalf's ways took him often to the house of Nienna the Weeper, and from her he learned pity and patience, which perhaps aided him in his later struggles to unite the Free People of Middle-earth against the power of Sauron.
By taking the form of a flying creature like vampires, bats, birds etc. Their chiefs were Eönwë, banner-bearer and herald of Manwë, and Ilmarë, the handmaid of Varda.. Nope. the Ainur were able to fly. It was Manwë, after all, that sent the Istari on their errand to check the power of Sauron in Middle-earth; therefore, by Gandalf declaring that he was sent back "until [his] task is done", indicates some level of Manwe's involvement; or as argued by some it was the direct intervention of Eru Ilúvatar that brought about Gandalf's return. Not bad, if you ask me. The Eldar knew not whence [Ungoliant] came, but some have said that in ages long before she descended from the darkness that lies about Arda, when Melkor first looked down in envy upon the Kingdom of Manwe, and that in the beginning she was one of those that he corrupted to his service. They wander the world unseen or shape themselves in any fashion, be they Elves or other creatures; called "Fanar" in Quenya could be destroyed but their being not extinguished.
Their chiefs were Eönwë, banner-bearer and herald of Manwë, and Ilmarë, the handmaid of Varda. Further example includes the resurrection of Gandalf after he and the Balrog of Moria were both slain, one by the other, on the mountain peak of Zirakzigil: "Naked I was sent back – for a brief time, until my task is done. Alatar and Pallando, later known as the Blue Wizards, travelled to the East, never returning to the West; their fate is unknown, though Tolkien wrote that they had probably also failed in their mission, but established cults in the East. Others included Mairon (originally also of Aulë, known in Middle-earth as Sauron), Aiwendil (known in Middle-earth as Radagast) who belonged to Yavanna the Fruit-Giver, and Olórin (known by the Elves as Mithrandir but came to Middle-Earth as Gandalf) who belonged to Manwë the Wind-King and Varda the Star-Queen. They were able to be given a physical body again over time or with help with the Valar.
Black Númenóreans • Uruks • Olog-Hai • Nazgûl. The suggestion on the Middle-Earth d20 website is to use a 20 HD monstrous spider with the fiendish template. Their mission was to guide elves and men by gaining trust and spreading knowledge, rather than by ruling them with fear and force. Examples of this can be seen in the threat of Luthien to Sauron upon his defeat at the Tower of Werewolves, whereby it is said: "Ere [Sauron's] spirit left its dark house, Luthien came to him and that he should be stripped of his raiment of flesh, and his ghost sent quaking back to Morgoth; and she said 'There everlastingly thy naked self shall endure the torment of his scorn, pierced by his eyes, unless thou yield to me the mastery of thy tower.'". The Maiar had two leaders, known as chiefs. Five of these spirits, in the Third Age, were the incarnated Wizards. Olórin, or Gandalf, walked among the several peoples of Middle-earth in an uncertain form for many years before being sent on the errand of the Valar as one of the Istari.
1100, the Valar sent several Maiar to Middle-earth to help fight the evil of Sauron. The Maiar (the singular of which is Maia) were near-primordial spirits that descended into Arda to help the Valar first shape the World. From all indications, when the physical body of a Maia is destroyed, their spirit wanders houseless and their power diminished, until they are either able to take a physical form once more, or are restored by their corresponding Valar.