What was Sauron

Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by Falex1100, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. Falex1100

    Falex1100 Registered User

    OK, so what was sauron and how did he come to middle earth? and when he was defeated on the slopes of mount doom when isildur cut the ring from his hand his body died but his spirit stayed right? so how does he get his body back? how does he take psyical form again? this has troubled me for ages. and why did he need the one ring, i reckon he might have been able to take middle earth without the whole ring idea thingy. Pls help! im confused!
  2. Brent

    Brent Registered User

    Sauron was a Maia, In the begining there was Eru who is the one and before aught else was made he created the Ainur from his thought and they dwelt with him and from there Song he created the World.
    The Ainur were divided into the great spirits or Powers - The Valar
    and lessor spirits - the Maia.
    The Maia appear to exist as "peoples" who follow one or other of the Valar and in the begining Sauron was of the people of Aule, the smith, the maker of things (Dwarves being one of his more elborate efforts) but he was seduced by Melkor and followed him into darkness and long served him is Middle Earth as his lieutenant.

    When Melkor fell and was banished from the world Sauron escaped, but ever his heart turned to Darkness and he sought for mastery over middle earth and the children of Eru (Elves and Men)

    Since Sauron is a spirit he is immortal and wears a physical form like you wear clothes. If you destroy one it takes him time to make another. There are other Maia in Middle Earth and their form differs as they are encased in flesh and subject to the weakness thereof, but I wont tell you who they are as that would spoil the adventure of discovery that is part of the works.

    I suggest you read the Silmarillion to find out more - its more fun than other forum mebers telling you it all. Then you can come back with your questions on that mighty work and everyone here can help you out.
  3. Lantarion

    Lantarion no house

    Well said Brent, there is little that I could, and none that I wish to add. :)
    Welcoem to the forum, Falex! I suggest you read the work mentioned, The Silmarillion; but before you do if you have any question do not hesitate to ask. :)

    PS: ALL READ!!
    The plural of Maia is MAIAR. Note the -r at the end of the word! If the plural of Vala is Valar, why wouldn't Maia = Maiar?! :confused:
    :D Heh, sorry if I'm a bit impatient; I just seem to notice these things.. ;)

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