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Radagast Killed by the Black Riders?

Aldarion

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I think that was his own doing more than his purpose.


indeed, of all the istari, one only remained faithful.... for Radgast, the fourth, become envenomed of the many beast and birds that dwelt in Middle-earth, and forsook elves, men and spent his days among the wild creatures.”
-Unfinished tales The Istari
Not necessarily. I don't remember whether it was in UT, Silm or HoME, but there was a mention that he was a maiar of Yavanna - a Vala responsible for all growing things. Therefore, it is entirely possible that, in becoming "envenomed of the many beast and birds", he actually was fulfilling his purpose - whether by intent or not.
 

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Now this is quite a modern perspective, but if you think of it the threat by Sauron to animals (and plants) was more incidental than directed, as it was against Elves and Man and Dwarves. So from Gandalf's perspective, as he remained faithful to the quest of ridding the world of Sauron, his quest was fulfilled with the destruction of the One Ring. But as the end of the Third Age also made Men's total domination as of the Fourth Age final, Radagast's job was kind of only beginning. And has been what Galadriel called a "long defeat."
 

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Now this is quite a modern perspective, but if you think of it the threat by Sauron to animals (and plants) was more incidental than directed, as it was against Elves and Man and Dwarves. So from Gandalf's perspective, as he remained faithful to the quest of ridding the world of Sauron, his quest was fulfilled with the destruction of the One Ring. But as the end of the Third Age also made Men's total domination as of the Fourth Age final, Radagast's job was kind of only beginning. And has been what Galadriel called a "long defeat."
Good point!



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Not necessarily. I don't remember whether it was in UT, Silm or HoME, but there was a mention that he was a maiar of Yavanna - a Vala responsible for all growing things. Therefore, it is entirely possible that, in becoming "envenomed of the many beast and birds", he actually was fulfilling his purpose - whether by intent or not.

Interesting. Thanks.
 

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