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Is Gandalf (or any of the Maiar, for that matter) aware that he is a Maia?

WingShield210
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Aug 17 2013, 6:22am


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I'm terribly, terribly sorry if this sort of discussion has been posted before, but I'm wondering: Is there any canonical evidence that Gandalf is actually consciously aware of the fact that he is explicitly a Maia?

Needless to say, I know that he is aware of the fact that he is separate from the other species of Middle-earth (especially after his rebirth as Gandalf the White), but is he fully aware of his origins and connection to the Valar?

"I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable; I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again." - Frodo

"Not all those who wander are lost."

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Is Gandalf (or any of the Maiar, for that matter) aware that he is a Maia? WingShield210 Send a private message to WingShield210 Aug 17 2013, 6:22am
    Interesting question Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Aug 17 2013, 7:59am
    His words on the bridge of Khazad-dum Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 17 2013, 1:30pm
        Agree! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 17 2013, 2:19pm
            Specifically a Maia? WingShield210 Send a private message to WingShield210 Aug 17 2013, 5:58pm
    They knew some things. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Aug 17 2013, 6:19pm
    The term 'Maiar' postdates the writing of The Lord of the Rings squire Send a private message to squire Aug 17 2013, 9:29pm
        Great reply, and an excerpt from The Unfinished Tales WingShield210 Send a private message to WingShield210 Aug 17 2013, 9:58pm
            The perfect reply... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Aug 17 2013, 10:31pm
    Of course Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 17 2013, 9:44pm
    Well (part I) sador Send a private message to sador Aug 18 2013, 5:31am
        I must have missed something Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 18 2013, 12:47pm
            "Die now and curse in vain! For... I am no Maia!" squire Send a private message to squire Aug 18 2013, 2:57pm
                Classification vs. Meaning arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 18 2013, 4:41pm
                    Another inquiry Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 18 2013, 5:54pm
                        Nope, I also thought that. arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Aug 18 2013, 6:31pm
                        Tolkien thought so, too. sador Send a private message to sador Aug 19 2013, 9:07am
                            That's a really interesting point Sador elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 Aug 19 2013, 9:23pm
                    I think we are meant to be uncertain of the outcome squire Send a private message to squire Aug 18 2013, 6:43pm
    Well, (part II) sador Send a private message to sador Aug 19 2013, 8:07am
        Another thought Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 19 2013, 11:16am
            Ah, Reverend's classic sador Send a private message to sador Aug 20 2013, 5:35am
        The "Final" version Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Aug 19 2013, 5:41pm
            'Final' version? Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Aug 21 2013, 2:11pm
            by the way Elizabeth... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Aug 21 2013, 2:41pm
                Tolkien wrote in one of his letters... rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Aug 22 2013, 10:47pm
    Elizabeth has a good point. The fact that Dis15 Send a private message to Dis15 Aug 19 2013, 6:45pm
    Yes of course they do! rangerfromthenorth Send a private message to rangerfromthenorth Aug 22 2013, 10:52pm
    Thoughts from a lightweight Dame Ioreth Send a private message to Dame Ioreth Sep 7 2013, 12:31am
    That is an interesting question RosieBaggins Send a private message to RosieBaggins Sep 24 2013, 4:59pm

 
 
 

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