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Were there any restrictions on Galadriel as an Elf becoming as powerful as a Maiar?

Girdle of Melian
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Nov 27 2013, 8:12am


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Tolkien already mentioned, that Galadriel was the greatest of the Noldor, "maybe" Feanor, and that she was wiser, and with wisdom comes also more power. We know that some high elves who weren't even directly gone under the tutelege of a Mair (like Melian and Galadriel) were capable of slaying Balrogs (although the Balrogs also slew them, I think). Gandalf, when he fought the Balrog, was it as an Istari or Maiar? Was there a difference...could he have really chosen on what powers he could or could not use? I am under the impression as a Maiar, they are more freely able to use their powers, but not as an Istari -- is this accurate?

How about Elrond... Doesn't seem to be a problem with his lineage....he's still pretty powerful, enough to be trusted with a ring of power.

and how about the older race of Men? and Dwarves? How powerful can they become on their own without any ring of power?

GOM

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Were there any restrictions on Galadriel as an Elf becoming as powerful as a Maiar? Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Nov 27 2013, 8:12am
    About Gandalf... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 27 2013, 7:03pm
        Regarding this... Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Dec 1 2013, 12:14pm
            the most powerful being in middle earth Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 1 2013, 12:53pm
            Confronting the Balrog is not the same as confronting Sauron. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 1 2013, 6:48pm
                Yes... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Dec 1 2013, 7:46pm
                To Clarify Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Dec 1 2013, 11:50pm
                    yes, that is certainly a ..... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 2 2013, 1:04am
                        GOM Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Dec 2 2013, 1:57pm
                            The trouble I'm having with this discussion... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 2 2013, 8:52pm
                                Okay, Forget the Balrog... Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Dec 3 2013, 11:46pm
                                    What does "greatness" mean? Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 4 2013, 12:35am
                                        well...to be fair... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 4 2013, 4:33am
                                        the kinslaying Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 4 2013, 12:37pm
                                            I don't much care for the "rehabilitated" Galadriel. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Dec 4 2013, 6:27pm
                                                I agree... Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 4 2013, 11:07pm
                                                    Quotes From Tolkien... Girdle of Melian Send a private message to Girdle of Melian Dec 5 2013, 1:35pm
                        minor point on height Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Dec 4 2013, 1:07pm
    I think it is a question of "kind." Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 28 2013, 6:17pm
    There are no power tables in Middle Earth dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 28 2013, 6:45pm

 
 
 

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