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The Silmarillion: The Maiar by wolfanita The Silmarillion: The Maiar by wolfanita
From Tolkien's " Silmarillion":

The Maiar are less powerful than the Valar, the gods of Middle Earth; some kind of angelic, elemental spirits.
All of them serve their particular Valar.
I didn't draw the later Blue Wizards or Balrogs, for I had no real picture of them in mind (yet).

Btw: Even non-Silmarillion-readers will discover some people they know in the first and last row.



Short and easy Who is Who:

Eonwe: Manwe’s banner-bearer and herald, one of the chiefs of the Maiar, said to be the best in Arda with weapons.

Ilmare: Varda’s handmaiden, one of the chiefs of the Maiar, her name may mean as much as ‘starlight’.

Mairon: Originally one of the Maiar of Aule, Mairon’s love for crafting and perfection made him the ideal victim for Melkor, for whom he spied some time before he joined him openly and made quite a career under his new name Sauron ("The Abhorred"). After his master was finally kicked into the Void by the other Valar, Sauron took over business very successfully.

 
Melian:
Serving Vana and Este, Melian accidently fell in love with the later great elvenking Thingol and stayed with him in Middle Earth. They had one beautiful daughter named Luthien, who became quite legendary. After Luthien chose mortality and Thingol’s –violent- death, Melian returned to Valinor.

 
Arien:
Serving Vana and Varda, Arien was one of the few Maiar of flame unspoiled by Melkor and chosen to guide the sun. It’s said her eyes were so bright that nobody could look into them.

 
Tilion:
Originally one of Oromes hunters, Tilion loved silver and was chosen to guide the moon. He was a bit reckless, which explains the irregular behavior of the moon. He wanted to be near Arien who guided the sun and tried to catch up with her, but whenever he reached her he got burned so the moon appeared black before the sun.


Osse: One of the Maiar serving Ulmo, Osse loved storms and was quite a wild guy altogether, which explains why he temporally joined Melkor and smashed some coasts and isles for him. Only his wife could calm down Osse - he regretted, was forgiven and served Ulmo again.


Uinen: One of the Maiar of Ulmo, wife of Osse. Uinen loved all plants and animals of the sea. Mariners pray to her for their safety, cause she is the only one who can calm down her wild ship smashing husband.


Salmar: One of the Maiar of Ulmo, Salmar made the Ulumuri for him; the great conches which produce the music of the sea.


Curumo: One of the Maiar of Aule, Curumo was chosen to go to Middle Earth as a messenger of the Valar to fight Sauron. He disobeyed his orders and was banished from Valinor. In Middle Earth, he was known as Saruman the White.


Olorin: A pupil of Nienna, dwelling in the gardens of Irmo, Olorin was said to be the wisest of all Maiar. He could indeed prove that when he was send to Middle Earth with the other Istari to counsel those who opposed Sauron, being called Gandalf the Grey.


Aiwendil: Serving Yavanna, she begged Curumo to take Aiwendil with him to Middle Earth. He became very fond of the local animals and nature, but forgot by and by why he had been originally sent to Middle Earth at all. His name there was Radagast the Brown.


Single versions of each Maiar: wolfanitas-art.tumblr.com/



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Lexicona96 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot the Blue Wizards, whose names are


Their Valinor names are Alatar and Pallando.

Their Middle Earth names are Morinehtar and Rómestámo

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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018   General Artist
I didn't forget them, I deliberately didn't draw them, as I did write in the DESCRIPTION.
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LordBaion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm really attracted to Sauron's human-like appearance. I've always wondered what he looked like under that full suit of armor. The orange brings out his inner flames. Keep up the decent work. 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   General Artist
Thank you! I'll do my best. ;)
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:iconlordbaion:
LordBaion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Student General Artist
I know u will. +fav 
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Schlipsmut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Sehr coole Versionen der Valar & Maiar! Hast du auch mal die beiden blauen Istari Alatar und Pallando gezeichnet?
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018   General Artist
Danke! Nein.
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XNocturnalTigerlilyX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student
Some are serious and some look to be having fun.

I do wonder though: When Gandalf returned to The West, did he revert back to how he look as Olórin or did he continue looking like Gandalf? It's something that's been bugging me.

And I love how you colored Mairon's hair.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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XNocturnalTigerlilyX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student
You're welcome! :)
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
I like the, their cool!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Izvin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Fantastic. Which one to flatter first? All of them at once! 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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OlaNaTungee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
au weia, Olorin ist ganz schön heiß xD
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   General Artist
;)
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hhunter101 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
nice work!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   General Artist
Thanks.
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the-penmans-mind Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student
Curumo That stern look has been on your face since the beginning...shame.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015   General Artist
He was born this way...;)
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Mgeldarion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Olorin is gonna to be Gandalf, is he not?
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015   General Artist
You know, for such questions I took the time to write that long extra text in the description.
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globix123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Very nice work, especially the three Istari. But from which source do you know that Mairon was the former name of Sauron? I searched after it, but didn't found it in the Silmarillion and neither in the LotR or the Hobbit
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kcrb0202 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016   General Artist
I have no idea if you have this answered since this is from last year. This info is not mentioned in those books, but in the history of middle earth series, Parma Eldalamberon XVII (17) words and phrases in various tongues in the Lord of the rings, 2007. Hope this helped :)
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
I swear your version of Curumo looks like Christopher Lee. 
No, really.
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015   General Artist
Sure he does, after all he later is Saruman.
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Yeah, I know, but it's amazing how you managed to "de-age" him. 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015   General Artist
Guess I've seen to many old horror movies with him. ;)
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CaliAntares Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OOHHH i fricking love it!!! i've never seen any of this but my headcanons were so near them i'm in shock! :'D
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D I tried to draw them as Tolkien described them - if he did at all. Which he rather did with the Valar, so I rather drew the Maiar to match their masters. ;)
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Yatzstar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Any tips on reading the Silmarillion? I'd really like to read it, but Tolkein's world is so huge that it's hard to keep track of all the names and places. I did alright with the LOTR and Hobbit because I had the movies to help me understand what was going on, but with his other works like the Children of Hurin, I usually get lost after the first couple of chapters, and it annoys me to no end CURSE YOU! Any help would be appreciated!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   General Artist
Take notes while reading that help you remember who's who and who did what.
Like: Feanor = angry jerk elf = forged Silmaril = seven jerk sons
That's how I do when I can't remember names. ;)
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Yatzstar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you--next time I stop by the library, I'll be sure to get the Silmarillion and start scratching out names :D
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Valadix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious - from what source did you discover Sauron's name from before he was corrupted by Melkor?
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   General Artist
Since I don't own the History of Middle Earth books, naturally from the various respectable Tolkien online dictionaries. Like this for example tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Sauron
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Valadix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool thanks for that. I must admit I'm a bit sceptical, but at least I now know where to look for other sorts of information like this in future.

In any case I like this piece and some of your other Tolkien work as well. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
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Reahlyn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love love love love love these, but I'm missing two! The two Blue Wizards aren't here! =P (Razz) Alatar (Morinehtar in Quenya) and his friend Pallando (Rómestámo in Quenya).
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!
As I wrote in the description, I had reasons for not drawing them.
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PandaNotes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I love how you have captured their personality's! :clap:
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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PandaNotes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
You're welcome, it was brilliant work. :D
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely~
I've finally learned the Istari's names! Cool! Through I wonder ; since Maiar can shed their hroä, why does Saroumane and Gandalf seem stuck in their: being always material, old and all? (Not counting Radagast since it's obvious that he must actually prefer to inhabit a body to understand fauna better.)
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   General Artist
The Istari lost a lot of their power when they were send to Middle Earth and got bound to a solid body.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
But why? Was that a punishment? 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   General Artist
No. The Istari should help the people of Middle Earth to fight against Sauron. But they had to do it without using violence on their own and "undercover"; in mortal form. They were not allowed to tell the people who/what they really were and why they were here, so they would actually just offer council instead of fighting the people's battles for them.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like they had lost a bet or something, because of how unpractical it all must have been for them.
- Oh but, Gandalf had resorted to magic a few times. So does violence excludes magic violence of was he taking liberties?
- Also, when you mean in mortal form, I take it that means in Dunedain forms - given hat they have rounded ears, a lot of facial hair, not exactly short feet and yet seem to remain very agile between TH and LOTR.
- How could they justify doing such powerful magic when seldom elves can do so much and they are supposed to pass as mortals, then?
- Also, where does the information comes from? Where can I read more about it, please? 
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   General Artist
Violence in the meaning of that they are not supposed to start a war,
not not to use magic or a sword to defend themselves.

Here, or here, or here:

tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Wizard…

lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Wizards

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_%…

Or read the Silmarillion.
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