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Dates
Came to Middle-earth c. III 1000. Saruman was slain in III 3019 and Gandalf left Middle-earth in III 3021; the fates of the other Istari are unknown
Race
Division
Pronunciation
i'stari
Meaning
'Those who know'
Other names
Titles
The Five
Notes
Istari is a plural term; the singular form (equivalent to 'wizard') is istar

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About this entry:

  • Updated 29 March 1998
  • Updates planned: 4

Istari

The Wizards

The order of Wizards, the Maiar who came to Middle-earth after the first millennium of the Third Age. There were five of these who came to the northwestern regions: Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar and Pallando.

For a list of the known members of the Istari, see the entry for Wizards.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 29 March 1998
  • Updates planned: 4

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