This discussion forum is hosted by the UNM Hobbit Society at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. The purpose of our group is to meet and associate with others interested in Tolkien, and to learn more about the author, his written works, and his sources through discussion, guest lectures and academically-oriented activities. This blog is intended to expand discussion among UNM Hobbit Society members beyond what meeting times allow.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
It was mentioned in class that Gandalf is Olorin and the wisest of the Maiar. How does this work with him also being an Istari? Who is he a descendent of? Was he basically always "alive"? Can anyone explain how Gandalf became who he is?